In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani for BT Sport to promote tomorrow’s WWE Clash at the Castle Premium Live Event, WWE EVP Of Talent Relations and Head of Creative Triple H discussed several topics, including the potential of The Rock working next year’s WrestleMania 39 event.

“When you are, maybe the most recognizable man on the planet, the most famous actor in Hollywood, probably the most in-demand social media influencer out there, you’re busy, that business is fluid, in a moment’s time this seems like man, I’ve got to do this and then, something else comes along 30 seconds later, because of the nature of what you do and it’s, I thought I had to do that, but I’ve got to do this and it can change. A few years ago, he and I were going to work at WrestleMania and we even shot the video for it and were ready to roll, and then, in the course of the year that it was going to happen, it changed, the opportunity changed. I do know this, because I’ve had this conversation with him. At no time, when The Rock is making a movie in Hollywood, does he stand in a position, pull off his elbow pads and goose bumps fill his entire body, because of the electricity that 100,000 people or whatever it is are giving him in that moment and he passionately feels that, like no one else.

There is nothing else on the planet that gives you that rush that WWE gives you, when you’re standing in the centre of that ring and I know he knows that, so I know somewhere deep inside of him is that burning thing going, oh I’ve got to feel that one more time, I’ve got to get in there one more time, because that clock is ticking on, or can he. He looks like a million bucks, but believe me, you look as good as you are, you hit that canvas and stuff starts falling off that isn’t supposed to fall off, you know, it’s a tough business, the clock is ticking, so if there is a time, it is becoming now and I know that there is a burning desire for him to take advantage of that time, it’s just a matter of, can he harness all the other things to focus on that long enough for us to get it done you know.

It’s up to him, the platform is certainly there, WrestleMania, LA, two nights, we’ve already got 90 plus thousand I believe sold, his cousin, yeah I mean it’s all there, the Tribal Chief is sitting here waiting for him, or anybody else that he wants to, it’s magic, magic, magic of the highest levels in the city that he has become in some manner king of right and to have that experience one more time, I know that’s got to be burning a hole in him, I know that’s got to be a desire, it’s just what else, what other things does he need to put aside and can he, to make this all work, because he’s juggling a lot, so hopefully the answer is yes, I would love to see nothing more, but we’ll see.”

The interview is available in full at this link.