'The Rock' Announces His Retirement From Wrestling

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has officially announced his retirement from wrestling,

In an interview while promoting Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw on Live with Kelly and Ryan, the 47-year-old revealed the news.

"I miss wrestling, I love wrestling." he said. "Yes, I do. I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have just a really wonderful career and accomplish what I wanted to accomplish.

"But there's nothing like a live crowd, a live audience, a live microphone as you both know."

The Rock
The Rock

Johnson made his debut in a WWE ring on 17th November, 1996 at the annual Survivor Series event and from that day on, wrestling fans around the world fell in love with this larger than life character.

In fact, WWE announced the greatest superstars in SmackDown history and The People's Champion came out on top.

Pro Wrestling Mag revealed the top 10 with the likes of Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio and The Undertaker featuring in the star studded list.

'The People's Champ' is known for being good at pretty much everything, and his latest Instagram post has once again proven his super-human powers.

It turns out Dwayne can hit a golf ball really, really far - so far in fact that he was close to breaking the world record for the longest drive ever recorded.

The former WWE star, who is worth a staggering $64.5 million, claimed that he smacked a golf ball 490-yards while shooting scenes for his TV show Ballers.

Image: The Rock/Instagram
Image: The Rock/Instagram

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Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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