Jim Ross recently updated his Q & A section on his official website at JRsBarBQ.com where he took on the subject of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson completely distancing himself from pro wrestling.
“Dwayne Johnson is no sellout,” said J.R. “Those that say that come off sounding ignorant in my view.”
The Rock quietly retired from wrestling around 2004, and has since become a major action movie star with endorsement from Disney as a leading man.
“Dwayne’s work ethic while he was in WWE was beyond approach as was his character. He was never a problem and no one ever put forth more effort in the ring. The results he attained are documented. There may be some who say they would not have done what Dwayne did which was simply change vocations/jobs but the vast majority of wrestlers that I have ever known would have done the same thing if given the opportunity,” Ross continued “I am proud of Dwayne’s WWE accomplishments and I am a big fan of his movie work. Dwayne Johnson will always have the wrestling business in his blood but he simply went into another line of work. Why do people find that so hard to understand?”