The Rock is a once-in-a-generation star. His tenure in WWE is one of the most legendary pieces of their history. His story of failure and then massive success is something that numerous WWE Superstars look up to and aspire to imitate.
Now the highest-grossing movie star in the world, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took a look back at his very first match in the wrestling organization. He provides commentary along with some insider secrets about the business. Have a look at his reaction. It's hilarious at times (like when he's making fun of his haircut) and sugary sweet at others.
What a glorious inside look into the wrestling business. The Rock provided some great commentary about thanking his fellow performers, and not knowing where the camera was. Rookie mistake, Rock, rookie mistake.
What many people don't realize is that it took the Brahma Bull quite some time to morph into the beast that he is today. Sure, we all remember The Rock as the charismatic, shit-talking, catchphrase machine. But his humble beginnings as a dorky babyface are enough to raise anyone's eyebrows.
His transformation is heralded as one of the best career renaissances ever, and it was a perfect example of how a gimmick change can revitalize a character and give it new life. Sometimes it's absolutely necessary, especially when you look like this...
I mean, look at this goober. Obviously, no one would've wanted him to actually die, but damn he looks lame. Thankfully he transformed his career and became one of the most iconic characters in the history of WWE.
I wonder if The People's Champ is going to react to his massive failure as Rocky Maivia. Yea, as you can see in this video, the crowd is completely behind him, but not too long after this match, the fans turned on him and began chanting "Die Rocky Die" during his matches and promos.