When Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announced his intention — during a raucous appearance on "Raw" last month — to return to the world of WWE to host WrestleMania XXVII, the question for fans was whether the grappler-turned-Hollywood hotshot would get in the ring for the first time since 2004.
And in a chat with MTV News this week, Johnson made clear he's expecting to do much more than simply emcee the event. "I'm going to take my fist and lay it across somebody's lips and take my boot — which is a size 14, so it's a big boot — and stick it straight up somebody's ass," he told us. "How about that? I say that with love!"
Which WWE stars he'll tussle with at WrestleMania on Sunday remains to be seen. Johnson did, however, say one thing that could give us a hint. "Like with any show, like with any movie, you want to make sure the final five, 10 minutes of the show are worth every penny," he said.
"Just for me personally, just as an actor, the opportunity to host 75,000 people live for four hours, that's very special. I can't wait," he explained. "You're going to get a fantastic show. Four hours. Great entertainment. Great matches. They've done a great job of setting up these matches. Great hype around these matches. And you have a lot of performers who have that great ability to put on phenomenal performances."
One of those performances will come from MTV's own Snooki, who got nasty in the ring during "Raw" earlier this month and will return to the fray for WrestleMania.
"She's going to mix it up," Johnson said. "She's been training her ass off. She's going to get in there and get physical."
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