Given that he's one of the most successful actors in the world right now it’s no surprise that former wrestler Dwayne Johnson hasn’t had a professional bout in the ring for three years but now he has confirmed that he has quit wrestling forever.  

The star of new Fast & furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw was also recently seen in Fighting With My Family and his box office takings run into billions of dollars.

Speaking during an interview on US show Live With Kelly and Ryan, the 47-year-old gentleman mountain said that he has stepped away from the ring permanently.

"I quietly retired from wrestling because I was lucky enough to have just a really wonderful career and accomplish what I wanted to accomplish," he said.

Johnson made his professional debut at Survivor Series at Madison Square Garden in New York in 1996 and he said it is a moment he said he'd never forget. "It’s funny because I credit my time and journey in pro wrestling to have got me where I am today." he said.

He went on to become one of the most iconic names in the sport, alongside the likes of Hulk Hogan, and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin.

He last wrestled professionally in 2016, where he appeared at WrestleMania 32 and set the record for the quickest match in WrestleMania history at six seconds.