Before WrestleMania takes place this weekend, The Rock appeared on Piers Morgan's CNN show, Piers Morgan Tonight, where he talked about a variety of different topics, including stepping back into the squared circle.
At WrestleMania XXVII in Atlanta this Sunday, The Rock will return home, to a place where he made a name for himself and tends to feel most comfortable, WrestleMania. He won't be in a match at this year's event, instead, he will be acting as the host of the show.
The Rock talked, earlier in the interview with Morgan, about getting after his goals and the hard times he grew up in.
"I just wanted to entertain. When I was eight years old, I thought I was a combination of Chuck Norris, Richard Pryor, Harrison Ford, Rocky Balboa, and Elvis Presley. I knew at that time that I wanted to be an entertainer. When I was eight, I saw Indiana Jones for the first time, and I wanted to be that guy."
Piers Morgan talked about how his story is much more like the movie Rocky, and how The Rock came from nothing, in the sort of way of the story of Rocky Balboa.
The Rock was also asked about wrestling again by Piers Morgan.
I've taken an excerpt of the interview from Rajah.com, and here is what The Rock had to say:
"I'm open to it," Johnson said.
Morgan asked, "You are?"
"Very open to it. Sure. I've always been open to it," he replied.
"When I left wrestling seven years ago, at that time, two things happened. I accomplished everything I wanted to accomplish in wrestling, and I also wanted to become a good actor. In order to do that, I felt I needed to concentrate solely and commit myself to acting."
When it boils down to it, from the WWE Magazine interview, to the interview with Piers Morgan on Thursday night, it seems more likely that The Rock is going to wrestle in some capacity in the near future.
When you look at The Rock's final match to date, a tag team match with Mick Foley at WrestleMania XX, in which Foley was pinned, it isn't the greatest way for him to go out.
While most fans, like myself, remember his epic encounter at WrestleMania XIX with Stone Cold Steve Austin as his last hurrah, it was that Rock N' Sock Connection match with Foley that is officially his last match.
I've talked for years about Rock and Cena going at it, but what about Undertaker and The Rock at next year's WrestleMania in The Rock's hometown of Miami? Now, that would be epic.