THE ROCK has been told to “grow up” and stop wrestling for the WWE by a top Hollywood movie director.
Michael Bay, whose credits include Bad Boys and Transformers, blasted the popular star after he missed the Los Angeles premiere for their new movie Pain & Gain.
Rock failed to show after undergoing surgery on abdominal and hernia injuries sustained during his WrestleMania main event loss to John Cena in New Jersey.
And his absence did not go down well with Bay. He fumed: “He was pushing it too hard. He needs to grow up and stop wrestling 300lb men.”
Rock was scheduled to begin a programme with Brock Lesnar immediately after Mania to set up plans for next year’s event.
However, due to his injury setback, the 40-year-old has now hinted the Cena match could have been his swansong.
Rock, who also headlined last year’s Mania with Cena in Miami, recently told New York radio host Peter Rosenberg: “Was it my last match? Possibly.
“I’m really not too sure and I wouldn’t rule it out.
“The plan the whole time was to create the Miami WrestleMania and create the biggest show of all time in the biggest market of New York.
“The original plan [after WrestleMania 29] was possibly Brock and myself. That was the next thing that made sense to me.
“I love Brock and we’ve been friends for over a decade now. We could have a great, athletic match. That was the plan.
“But, when I tore tendons off my pelvis, I had to fly home that day, so we couldn’t do what we wanted to do at Raw that day. Possibly down the road.”
SOURCE: The Sun