The last time we saw The Rock in a WWE match, he was getting his guts blown out in the main event of WrestleMania 29 when he dropped the WWE championship to John Cena in a hugely successful pay-per-view (PPV) showcase.
He made a lot of money, for both himself and the company that first made him famous.
Initial plans were for him to come back the next evening on Monday Night Raw and run an angle with Brock Lesnar, one that would lead to a headlining match between the two at WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans. Instead, "The Brahma Bull" flew home to take care of his injuries and only appeared for a promo at this year's show alongside Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Lesnar, by the way, went on to break Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania. Oh what could have been had Rock not been injured against Cena, huh?
With all that said, what does the future hold for "The Great One"? In a feature length piece on the man himself at the Hollywood Reporter (well worth your time to read here), The Rock revealed as much:
He has not ruled out a return to the ring, though he says its scale - both as an event and a payday - would have to equal or exceed his 2013 fight, and he continues to work with WWE, though film is his real focus.
The Lesnar match would have been big enough to come back for. There is a question to be asked regarding whether or not WWE would actually want to pay what it would cost to promote another Rock match considering the company is in line to lose around $50 million this year thanks to the WWE Network.
Then again, if the Network isn't performing at the level its needed to by WrestleMania 31, maybe he would be the right guy to help sell potential subscribers.