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The Rock Speaks On Movies, Wrestling, The People’s Elbow, More

by on Mar.13, 2009, under Wrestling News

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

Former WWE champ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently spoke to MovieFone.com. They hit on several subjects, including one he rarely touches on anymore: wrestling.

Here is an excerpt:

Q: When was the last time you performed the People’s Elbow?

A: There was a considerable amount of alcohol involved … [Laughs] No, honestly the last time I did that was in Madison Square Garden five years ago. I’ve retired — that was my very last match. What a perfect place to end my career, in Madison Square Garden. I had the best time within that five or six year period, creating that character. There’s nothing like performing in front of a live audience and the energy and adrenaline rush that I got. Being in that world provided me with really invaluable experience in terms of entertaining an audience.

Q: You come from generations of wrestlers, and wrestling is obviously in your blood — did you see ‘The Wrestler’?

A: I did — I saw ‘The Wrestler’ and I loved the movie. I thought Mickey [Rourke]‘s performance was outstanding. I thought that the movie that Darren Aronofsky created was real and memorable. That world … it’s a very visceral, authentic world that he created, and I can’t say enough great things about the movie, and I’m very proud of Mickey. My uncle actually trained Mickey for the movie, and he would call me weekly and give me progress reports on Mickey. That’s a tough task to go from just being an actor to becoming not only a professional wrestler, but a professional wrestler who’s wrestled for 25 years. My uncle was amazed at Mickey’s progress and his desire to do everything. [Laughs] That takes commitment.

Head on over to MovieFone.com for the full interview with The People’s Hero.

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