The Rock's crazy diet for Hercules movie role raises questions on WrestleMania 29 match quality with John Cena

The Rock's Facebook

With The Rock bulking up big time to play Hercules in an upcoming movie, there are very real questions to be asked about the kind of quality we can expect from his WrestleMania 29 main event match against John Cena.

As we inch closer and closer to WrestleMania 29, where The Rock will defend the WWE championship against John Cena in the main event on Sun., April 7, 2013, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, we also inch closer to "The Great One" having to run off to film scenes for his starring role in the upcoming Hercules movie.

That means he's in the process of bulking up and, as told to BANG Showbiz (via Star Pulse), he's on a crazy diet for it:

"In terms of training, it all depends on what I'm doing that day. It all depends on what the goal is. Right now I'm prepping for 'Hercules' so the diet is a crazy diet. I eat six to seven times a day.

The 40-year-old wrestler-turned-actor admits his diet, which mainly consists of protein-heavy lean meats and rice, is dull. He added: "A lot of it is fish or carbohydrates. It's so boring!"

This raises all the obvious questions, the biggest of which is how much can he be relied on to have a great match in the main event of the biggest pro wrestling show of the year if his muscles are growing muscles and nearly exploding out of his skin?

He was big for his match with Cena at WrestleMania 28 and it suffered because of it. Then, he came back for two matches with CM Punk at both Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber and he was even bigger, with both matches suffering even worse, which is not a good sign considering Punk's a better worker than Cena.

If Rock-Cena is slated for 30 minutes, not including entrances, and the weather is a bit colder than it's supposed to be, don't be surprised if the pace is slowed down dramatically and "The Great One" is huffing for some of that cool air 15 minutes in.

That may be a much better reason to complain than his infrequent schedule.

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cageside Seats

You must be a member of Cageside Seats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cageside Seats. You should read them.

Join Cageside Seats

You must be a member of Cageside Seats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cageside Seats. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.