Actor Dwayne Johnson leaves wrestling career open

FILE - This March 23, 2013 file photo shows actor Dwayne Johnson posing for a portrait at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles. Johnson also hosts "The Hero," competition series on TNT.  The season finale airs Thursday, Aug. 1. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - This March 23, 2013 file photo shows actor Dwayne Johnson posing for a portrait at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles. Johnson also hosts "The Hero," competition series on TNT. The season finale airs Thursday, Aug. 1. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision/AP, File)

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hasn't ruled out a return to the wrestling ring that first made him famous.

“I’d like to leave it open. But if I’d never wrestle again, I’d be very content with that.” said the 41-year-old action movie star while on-set filming the season finale of TNT’s The Hero.

“Winning or losing never really mattered to me. The whole idea was to put on a great match." he added

Johnson’s wrestling career suffered a setback when he lost the WWE championship title to John Cena in WrestleMania XXVII this April. He reportedly tore his abductor and rectus tendons, requiring him to have hernia surgery.

"Got injured in that match." he mused "Still, was able to walk out on my own, which I was more happy about.” Sticking with the sporting theme, Johnson will team up with Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson to executive produce an HBO show about Miami athletes. The former Miami Hurricanes football player expressed his delight at the pilot being filmed close to his home this autumn. “That means I’ll be sleeping in my own bed every night,” Johnson said with a smile.

AP

Published: August 5, 2013 04:00 AM

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