New Delhi: Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as ‘The Rock’, has officially announced his retirement from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
The wrestler-turned-Hollywood star said that he ‘quietly retired’ from WWE, however, he did not rule out the possibility of a comeback in future.
This is the first time that Johnson admitted to retiring from the sport.
Speaking on a chat show, Live with Kelly and Ryan in the States’, the 47-year-old said, “I miss wrestling. I love wrestling. I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have a wonderful career and accomplish what I wanted to accomplish. But there’s nothing like a live crowd, live audience, live microphone.”
His last official match was at the WrestleMania 32 in 2016 where he had defeated one half of the Wyatt Brothers — Erick Rowan.
Last week, Johnson, who has been busy promoting his new film Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ was named the highest-paid actor for 2019 by Forbes, racking in a cool $124 million.