More than a decade ago, The Rock made the decision to leave the WWE for a full-time career in acting. It was a huge move that didn’t exactly get the greatest reaction from the company or wrestling fan base. In light of that, The Rock revealed i in a recent interview with WSVN-TV Entertainment’s Chris Van Vliet why made that choice.
“I wanted to challenge myself. And I wanted to be better. And I didn’t want to settle. I was really fortunate to accomplish what I accomplished in wrestling. I loved it. There’s nothing like wrestling. That crowd, I love it. But I also wanted more and there’s that interesting thing when you’re lucky enough to get that little bit of success and then you want to do something else that’s not your forte, that clearly is not, but you’re willing to take the challenge on, you’re met with a lot of cynicism. You gotta fight through that and you gotta listen to the voice inside and then you gotta bring it.”