The Rock discussed a number of wrestling related subjects, including his cousin Roman Reigns, WrestleMania 31, a possible rematch with Brock Lesnar, and more. Below are some highlights and a video of the interview.
On giving Jason Statham a Rock Bottom in Furious 7:
The idea was I got together with Jason Statham and said let’s put together an epic fight that’s going to be memorable. And at the end to punctuate it I said ‘Alright brother, what if I hooked you’ and he’s like ‘Yeah? Suplex?’ and I said ‘No, not a suplex. First time ever on film, I hit you with the Rock Bottom.’ When you present that to a movie star like Jason, you’re at a crossroads because if ego is involved the movie star could say ‘I don’t know. That your thing, it’s a big finishing move and I don’t want you to hit me with it.’ If you check your ego at the door like Statham did, it was great. He’s a focused guy and we pulled it off and we went through the glass table, cut us up a little bit and he was game to play and he came to rumble. And by the way, it’s the best move of the movie.
His thoughts on if Roman Reigns is ready to be a main eventer and to headline WrestleMania
Ready to headline WrestleMania and ready to be the champ are two different things. I think that he’s in a unique position. He’s being pushed quickly, I was in that position before so I know what it’s like, but at the same time you either sink or swim so you’ve got no choice but to be ready. Fans have expressed their displeasure in it and that is the best part about the WWE Universe is that they’re so vocal and passionate about how they feel. I think he’s going to go out with Brock, who I’ve known for a very long time, and they’re going to have a hell of a match and that’s what I expect.
On the rumors of him facing Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 32 next year
In Dallas? Possibly. There’s a lot of things that are up in the air. We’ll see. I would love that rematch. Whatever it is I think that you want to create something that is going to be special, memorable and especially in Dallas at that stadium and you have a shot at breaking the attendance record. It’s gotta be special.
His thoughts on CM Punk going to the UFC
I think he’s going to great because he’s putting in the time to train. And he’s had the background anyway so I think he’s going to great.
Tags: Roman Reigns, The Rock, WrestleMania 31