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The Rock On If He Misses Wrestling, Thoughts on Success of AEW, More

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had another Q&A on his official Instagram Live, where he talked about missing wrestling, how the business has changed and his thoughts on the success of AWE.

Here are the highlights below:

The Rock on missing wrestling:

“I do miss wrestling. I love wrestling. I loved professional wrestling. I loved it. Here’s what I loved about it. I loved creating with the pro wrestlers that I had great chemistry with, but the thing I miss the most about professional wrestling is just being able to connect with an audience every night. Every night was just a showcase. I didn’t give a sh*t about being, as many of you know if you followed my career in pro wrestling, I didn’t give a sh*t about being the biggest guy, the strongest guy, the loudest guy, the toughest guy, the guy who won all the time, the guy who was the craziest and jumped off the top of the cage, and moons and all that sh*t… no, but by the way, there’s a purpose for those guys by the way and many of those guys are my friends. I just always cared about connecting with an audience. That was really the most important thing for me, so I do. I miss that part about pro wrestling, because there’s nothing like it. And there’s nothing like being able to listen to an audience. I love it.”

The Rock on how the wrestling business has changed:

“But I do miss that, but also the wrestling business has changed, really dramatically since I was in it. Not to say that it’s changed for the worse or for the better, it’s just different, and I still follow it and I have a lot of love and respect for all the men and the women who continue to put their bodies on the line and by the way…it’s crazy that they’re continuing to put their bodies on the line as through this pandemic. They’re still just working hard and just wrestling, and sweating on each other, and just doing all this, but all in the name of entertaining the fans, which I think is always cool, because wrestling has always had this adaptability to it, that was always very cool.”

The Rock on the success of AEW:

“Yeah, I watch AEW. Of course I do, I’m very happy for the success of that company because it’s always a good thing, and it creates a hunger, which is good.”