Triple H recently sat down with Ariel Helwani of BT Sport to discuss a wide variety of subjects. When asked about the possibility of The Rock coming back to work WrestleMania 39, Hunter admitted that it really comes down to The Rock’s busy schedule in Hollywood if he’ll be able to come back or not.
“I figured that’s what you were gonna ask me,” Triple H admitted. “When you are, maybe the most recognizable man on the planet. The most famous actor in Hollywood. Probably the most in-demand social media influencer out there. You’re busy. I also — and that busyness is fluid in a moment’s time. This seems like, man, I got to do this, and then something else comes along 30 seconds later because of the nature of what you do. And it’s I thought I had to do that. But I got to do this. It can change. A few years ago, he and I were going to work at WrestleMania, and we even shot a video for it, and we’re ready to roll, and then the course of the year that it was going to happen, it changed. The opportunity changed.
“I do know this because I’ve had this conversation with him. At no time, when Rock is making a movie in Hollywood, does he stand in a position, pull off his elbow pads, and goosebumps fill his entire body because of the electricity that 100,000 people, or whatever it is, are giving him in that moment, and he passionately feels that like no one else. There is nothing else on the planet that gives you that rush that WWE gives you when you’re standing in the center of that ring. And I know he knows that. So I know somewhere deep inside of him is that burning thing to go I gotta feel that one more time. Gotta get in there one more time because that clock is ticking.
“He looks like a million bucks. But believe me, you look as good as you are. You hit that canvas; stuff starts falling off that isn’t supposed to fall off you. It’s a tough business. The clock is ticking. So if there’s a time it is becoming now, and I know that there’s a burning desire for him to take advantage of that time. It’s just a matter of whether he can harness all the other things to focus on that long enough for us to get it done. It’s up to him.
“The platform is certainly there. WrestleMania, LA, two nights we’ve already got 90,000 plus, I believe sold. The Tribal Chief is sitting there waiting for him or anybody else that he wants to. It’s magic of the highest of levels in the city that he has become in some manner King of and to have that experience one more time. I know that’s got to be burning a hole in them. I know that’s got to be a desire. It’s just what else, what other things does he need to put aside, and can he make this all work because he’s juggling a lot. So hopefully, the answer is yes. I would love to see nothing more. We’ll see.”
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