The Rock is possibly going to step back inside the squared circle for this year’s WrestleMania after a long time and recently opened up about the training regime to get him ready between the ropes.
The Great One last performed in the ring at WrestleMania 32, defeating Wyatt Family member Erick Rowan in mere seconds. However, his full-fledged in-ring bout was against John Cena 11 years ago with the WWE championship at stake.
During recent appearance on the Pat McAfee show, The Rock revealed details about his training camp to prepare him for his comeback to the ring. He outlined the difficulties he faced while stepping between the ropes after a long time.
Moreover, he concluded that working out on weights in the gym was very much different than the conditioning and training required for an in-ring return.
“I was very lucky in my career in that I was somewhat of a ring general and knowing the ring and where to go and where to be at certain times. But the training camp part of it is hard. You could work out on the weights, all the stuff that you want to do, but until you go back in the ring and you take those falls, those slams, those suplexes, stuff like that, there’s nothing like it.”
Following the events that transpired last week, The Rock and Roman Reigns have seemingly aligned after their plans to battle each other at WrestleMania 40 were spoiled. They are set to return together on next week’s SmackDown after Triple H made the main event for The Show of Shows this year’s final.
What are your thoughts on The Rock’s return to the ring for WrestleMania after such a long hiatus? How do you think his training regime and preparation for this comeback compare to his previous wrestling endeavors? Share your insights on what you expect from The Great One’s in-ring performance at WrestleMania!