The Hollywood Reporter posted a cover story featuring The Rock . In he comments on the possibility of returning to the WWE to wrestle again. Below is the statement he made in regards to the matter:
Going from wrestling to acting:
"I was told that I had to conform to a standard in Hollywood that would beget me more work, better roles. Which meant I had to stop going to the gym, which meant I couldn't be as big, which meant you had to distance yourself from wrestling. You essentially had to deconstruct yourself. Then that started to not feel good to me. It reached a point of, 'I'm not feeling authentic.'"
Regarding a return to the ring for WWE, The Rock says the event and the payday must be equal or bigger than his return in 2013. Rock said he continues to work with WWE but movies are his real focus.