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The Rock ‘quietly retired’ from pro wrestling

The Rock is out making media rounds to promote Hobbs & Shaw, and that means at least a few folks are going to ask some pro wrestling related questions. Here was one that got an interesting, albeit somewhat obvious, answer:

“Well, I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have just a really wonderful career and accomplished what I wanted to accomplish. But there’s nothing like a live crowd, a live audience, a live microphone.”

It’s interesting because I can’t remember him ever saying he was officially retired before this. It’s somewhat obvious because, well, of course he’s retired. He’s got a hugely successful career in Hollywood and, as he said, he’s done literally everything there is to do as a pro wrestler. There’s no reason to go back to work any matches.

That doesn’t mean he won’t make future appearances. WWE reportedly wants him for the SmackDown Live debut on FOX in October. But as far as actually working a match, his last effort may very well be that six second squash of Erick Rowan at WrestleMania 32.

Then again, this is pro wrestling, where retirements never seem to stick.

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