Originally Posted by CrowOfMurders
Well, no offense but your response just show your that you never lack of knowledge on the matter or The Rock interviews when he was starting,He always, always claimed he wanted to go to Hollywood and that it was his plan all along, not to be an actor per se but to "expand his horizons towards Hollywood", that the logical next step for him was going to Hollywood, and that it was his plan along, He and Vince planned it that way according to those interviews right after he filmed The Mummy Returns.
He never said F*ck wrestling, He always claimed Wrestling was and will always be his first love, but that he wanted to dedicate himself to his new career and that was after he left in 2003, which was a Huge Mistake from the WWE because the Rock didn't quit or anything, The contract ran out and even Vince knew they screwed up because it was said at the Wrestlemania party he was apologizing to the Rock, who didn't pursued a renewal after that.
Look for those ET bits from 1999 and check them by yourself, and just so you know, since Hogan Vince has always wanted to put most of his big stars into acting, the more diversity for them to have the better for him, He even tried that with Austin filming Nash Bridges as a regular character until the canceled the show.
If he planned it or not, you can't really check that, but in every interview afterward they make sure to make believe he was going to.
And the role that actually give him credibility was not with him as a lead actor, after having moderated success as a lead he played a secondary role in a movie with John Travolta, that was the role that showed that no matter what part he played, he could make most of it, actually he played a gay actor/thugh in the movie Get Shorty I believe.
And on the other hand, John Cena has had his fair share of opportunities to either leave or to be part time actor and part time wrestler and well he never took it, and it could either be because of his position in the company as main eventer or passion for the business, pick your poison.
In that regard he has being intelligent, in a time in which Action Heros are not really getting much to do unless it is a big character and that also has its pros and cons, he has relied on his wrestling career more than anything.
Is he an hypocrite? Maybe, maybe not but one thing is certain, he is not as interested into becoming a actor as the Rock was in his prime.