On Sunday night, during a Q&A The Rock was asked a couple of wrestling questions, including if he watches AEW.
"Of course, I do. I'm very happy for the success of that company. It's always a good thing. It creates a hunger, which is good," he said.
Elsewhere on the live stream, he was asked if he still missed wrestling.
"I do miss wrestling," he stated. "I loved professional wrestling. I love creating with the wrestlers that I had great chemistry with. The thing I miss most about professional wrestling is being able to connect with the audience every night. Every night was a showcase. I didn't give a shit about being the biggest guy, the strongest guy, the toughest guy, the guy who won all the time, the guy who jumped off the top of the cage. There's a purpose for those guys, many of them are my friends. I just cared about connecting with the audience every night, that was the most important part for me. I miss that part of pro wrestling, there's nothing like it. The wrestling business has changed dramatically since I was in it. Not to say it's changed for worse or better, it's just different. I still follow it and I have a lot of love and respect for all the men and women who continue to put their bodies on the line. It's crazy, they're continuing to put their bodies on the line. Through this pandemic, they're still working hard and wrestling and sweating on each other. All in the name of entertainment for the fans."
The Rock last appeared on WWE television on October 4, 2019 during the premiere of SmackDown on Fox. As previously reported, WWE will continue to hold live events at the Performance Center for the foreseeable future.
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