The Rock: We're On The 1-Yard Line To Create The Biggest Match Of All Time At WrestleMania 41

Do you smell what The Final Boss is cooking?

The Rock returned to WWE on the road to WWE WrestleMania XL. After initially setting up a match against Roman Reigns, he aligned with "The Tribal Chief" and feuded with Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins. The Rock and Reigns beat Rollins and Rhodes at WrestleMania XL Night One. The next night, despite The Rock's interference, Rhodes beat Reigns to win the Undisputed WWE Championship.

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Speaking with Mike Coppinger of ESPN, The Rock, 52, discussed returning to the ring for his first proper match in 11 years, noting that he connected with a scene from the first "Rocky" film as inspiration.

"I felt like that was a representation and a reflection of what I was feeling because as you know, in pro wrestling, there is no take two, you get one night, one shot and one opportunity. Leading up into WrestleMania, the training camp, the pressure, the expectation, the deliverable, everything, that quote kept coming back to my mind, which was, 'I just want to go the distance' and going the distance meant I knew that we had almost an hour planned, which as you know, is a long f---ing time. I also had something to prove to myself. ... It's always you vs. you. So that's something to prove to myself that I can do it and put in the work and put in the training camp and rely on my dance partners in the ring in Cody and Seth and Roman as we all relied on each other. But yeah, I just want to go the distance," The Rock said.

The Rock noted that, despite never having wrestled Rollins or Rhodes, he thought it worked out "phenomenally well." The former world champion also teased his plans for the future as he looked ahead to WrestleMania 41.

"We're on the 1-yard line to create the biggest WrestleMania of all time and the biggest match of all time at WrestleMania 41 in Las Vegas. I'll just leave it at that, Final Boss style," The Rock said.

The Rock last appeared on the April 8 episode of WWE Raw and told Cody Rhodes that he'd be coming back for him.

As of this writing, there is no word on when The Rock will return to WWE. Fightful will provide more information as it becomes available.

Brian Gewirtz recently discussed the WrestleMania XL timeline. Click here to see what he had to say.

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