Dwayne Johnson On Why He ‘Quietly Retired From Wrestling’

It looks like wrestling fans will never again smell what The Rock is cooking.

While Dwayne Johnson has returned to the wrestling ring periodically since leaving the WWE to pursue an acting career, he revealed during a Friday appearance on “Live With Kelly and Ryan” that he has “quietly retired” from pro wrestling.

While promoting his latest movie, “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw”, Johnson, 47, looked back fondly on his WWE days.

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“I miss wrestling, I love wrestling. Yes, I do,” he said. “I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have just a really wonderful career and accomplish what I wanted to accomplish, but there’s nothing like a live crowd, a live audience, a live microphone as you both know.”

As Johnson explained, pro wrestling is literally in his blood, pointing out that he “grew up in wrestling. For a lot of you guys that don’t know, my grandfather wrestled, my dad as well, my whole family. And I actually had my very first match ever in the WWE, was in Madison Square Garden and it was a big pay-per-view, and it was funny because I credit my time and my journey in pro wrestling to getting me to where I am at today.”

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“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” is in theatres now.

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