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March 31st, 2011
12:21 PM ET

The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) talks Wrestlemania, Twitter... and meeting Snooki

Piers Morgan talked to Dwayne Johnson, or The Rock as WWE fans know him, in an interview that airs tonight at 9pmET/PT. We caught up with Johnson after the sit-down for a Green Room Q&A. As for his return to the WWE and hosting Wrestlemania on Sunday: "I think it's going to be electric...for me as an actor, to be able to host, live, 75,000 people, dream come true." And is this a hint for things to come? "I get to kick ass, literally," he said.

Johnson recently joined Twitter, which he says he was "reluctant to engage in" before learning more about it. But now: "I love the interaction. Sometimes I'll sit down for two hours and just answer questions." So what does he think of fellow Wrestlemania participant Snooki of "Jersey Shore" (and Piers Morgan)?

"I had a chance to meet her one time, her and the cast," he said of Snooki. "She wants to come on, she wants to have fun. At the end of the day the most important thing for me is that the audience is entertained."

And after the grilling by Piers: "He's a very smart guy. I was a big fan of his before I did the show and now that I've done the show... I'm not anymore."

Follow The Rock on Twitter, and Piers Morgan Tonight here. And watch the full interview about family, his career and more, 9pmET/PT.

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  1. Dave Arnstrom


    March 31, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. manonatallhorse

    Wonderful interview. Mr. Johnson is reall cool.

    March 31, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    I first saw Dwayne Johnson in a cream-colored suit at the Republican National Convention when I was 43 years old. When he first came on stage, I thought "WHO IS THAT??" But when I realized he was a wrestler and first watched him, I thought he was the most beautiful man in the world. Recently I was asked who I would like to meet, and he was my first choice. Like a teenager, I bought a life-size poster of him (as a wrestler, of course) and hung it on the back of my office door to peek at when I was having a real bad day. Once an employee came in with his 6-year-old son, who wanted my poster desparately, but I couldn't give it up. Next to my husband, I adore this man!!!

    April 1, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Njongo

    Undertaker vs Goldberg:

    People lack imagination. This I believe could one of the best wrestling matches of all time if it goes the distance and I believe it could draw in huge crowds. Undertaker vs Goldberg. The challenge would have to start at this wrestlermania, wherein the undertaker if he defeats HHH proclaims that he has beaten everyone there is to beat in wrestling and there is no one left.

    The camera than focuses outside as a car pulls up out steps a man from the car and we don’t get to see who he is and undertaker carries on with his speech and as he is about to leave the ring, Goldberg’s music starts and in comes Goldberg, which will be to everyone ones surprise and undertaker. He states that he and undertaker have never fought each other and therefore there is one left and challenges him to a fight at the nest wrestlemania.

    Undertaker accepts the challenge on one condition that Goldberg wrestles in the wwe and that he does not loose a match if he does he won’t fight undertaker at the next wrestlemania.

    If done right I believe not only will it be good for the rating but at the next mania it would be two streaks against each other and if the writers don’t know how they would end that mania than a draw would be good neither man looses, but they still loose in that undertaker has his first draw at mania and so does Goldberg, which could open the door for a re-match in which case winner takes all.

    April 1, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Anonymous

    very intelligent man

    April 1, 2011 at 4:21 am | Report abuse | Reply

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