Hollywood director Michael Bay commented about The Rock and his current injury. The director has urged Rock to stop wrestling altogether.
During the red carpet of Rock and Bay’s new film Pain and Gain, Bay explained the reason why the Rock could not attend the premiere of the film. Rock suffered multiple injuries as a result of his match with John Cena at WrestleMania 29.
Bay did not seem too sympathetic about Rock’s injury and said in an interview with E! Online, “Dwayne’s hurt tonight. He was pushing it too hard. [He] needs to grow up and stop wrestling 300-pound men.”
Bay sounded a bit rude using this remark considering Rock got famous by wrestling in the first place. It sounds like Bay is just bitter that the Rock was unfit enough to promote Pain and Gain since he’s at home recovering from his wrestling injuries. Rock already had to cancel an appearance at the MTV Movie Awards last week.
Rock’s injury does pose an interesting future on his wrestling career though. If he gets injured, other Hollywood directors may not cast him in future roles. I’m sure Hercules director Brett Ratner was scared of Rock’s injury since filming for that film starts this May. Not to mention, Bay, himself, seemed angry Rock couldn’t promote his movie.
Bay’s somewhat rude remarks may even make Rock rethink if he wants to continue wrestling. It’s expected that he will wrestle against Brock Lesnar possibly at WrestleMania XXX next year. But if wrestling is to hinder his future in Hollywood, he might retire from wrestling for good and once again.