Former WWE star The Rock is one of the biggest names of the company. He recently spoke about the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant who tragically passed away in 2020.
The Rock talks about Kobe Bryant
During a recent appearance on The Pivot, The Rock spoke about Kobe Bryant. He said that he loves Bryant. He recalled how Kobe gave him motivational advice. The Rock further added [as transcribed by Wrestling-Edge]:
“That level of hunger was always inspiring when it comes to Kobe because there is a guy who reached the top but yet I don’t know if there’s anyone who’s reached that kind of hunger. Do you know what I mean?”
Meanwhile, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson may no longer be wrestling, but the business continues to play an important part in his life. His daughter Simone currently performs as a member of the WWE NXT roster (as Ava), with the Great One revealing that wrestling has helped strengthen their relationship.
During the same interview, the 51-year-old noted that he was wrestling full-time and making the transition to Hollywood when Simone was born.
“I had so much sh*t going on. So, I like to say me and Simone grew up together. We had a relationship where I was always gone, but we tried to keep it together. Now years later as she becomes a pro wrestler, it’s actually brought us closer together. So, in a way, it’s helped save that relationship too. In many ways, pro wrestling has been my family’s saviour,” he said.
Simone reported to the WWE Performance Center in February of 2020. Aligned with The Schism, she has only wrestled a few matches to date (one of which was televised).