During his long WWE career, The Rock took home 19 titles (including ten world titles). He has also won the Intercontinental Championship twice and the WWF Tag Team Championship five times. Johnson has managed to transcend wrestling to become a global icon.
The Rock also boasts record attendance in the main events of Raw and SmackDown, as well as winning the Royal Rumble match in 2000. At the beginning of the new millennium, Dwayne embarked on a successful film career, establishing himself within a few years as one of the most popular and acclaimed actors in Hollywood.
During a long interview with Sportskeeda, Ashante Adonis explained how The Rock is the role model for almost all superstars: "The Rock is the GOAT of this business, there is no doubt about it. In addition to shining in the ring, he has proven himself to be a well-rounded performer.
It is no coincidence that he has also managed to break through in the cinema. He is the idol of all superstars." "He inspires me a lot because he comes out of nowhere, he's not recommended or anything like that.
I also come from nowhere. My dream is to have one-quarter of his success." Former WWE superstar Top Dolla echoed: "If you make me a list of the top five performers of each era, it's nearly impossible to leave The Rock out.
For me he is the best wrestler of all time. We are talking about a global icon, who even opened the Super Bowl. There aren't many bigger WrestleMania events in the world, but the Super Bowl is definitely one of them. This speaks volumes about the greatness of this man.
There has never been an athlete like him in wrestling history. Someone will give me the names of Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Stone Cold Steve Austin, but I do not consider them on the same level. None of them had the honor of kicking off the Super Bowl."
Steve Austin star at Wrestlemania
That this edition of Wrestlemania staged from Dallas, Texas, was marked by the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin, was now a matter of course, but that both cards of the shows were skyrocketed due to the presence of the Rattlesnake in excellent form, fans certainly weren't expecting it.
As we could see in the first night dedicated to Wrestlemania 38, Steve Austin is back in the business with a real match against Kevin Owens, the heel par excellence of Monday Night Raw, who for months had insulted him and the state of Texas on the screens of the red show.
Finally, yesterday evening, the chat is over, to make room for the actions in the ring. After seeing the final victory with lots of celebrations and galore beers, it was thought that WWE Universe fans would not have seen Stone Cold for quite a while and they didn't.
Just this night, during the match between Pat McAfee and Austin Theory, the unthinkable happened, with the Chairman of the federation who returned to fight in the ring and with Stone Cold who wanted to put the point of the situation, taking Stunner to anyone.
happened within range. During the contest that involved Pat McAfee going against Austin Theory, obviously there was also the presence of the WWE Chairman at ringside, with Vince McMahon who wanted to accompany his young pupil in the ring.
After a fairly short match, in which McAfee showed a truly remarkable state of form, as seen years ago against Adam Cole at NXT, the WWE reporter ended the contest with a surprising roll-up, beating Theory a bit of robbery.
After making fun of the Chairman, however, McAfee was attacked by both Theory and the Chairman himself, with Vince McMahon who decided to take off his jacket and shirt, to return to tread the ring like a real wrestler, making him play the bell to the referee.
After several Theory meddles, Vince McMahon eventually managed to kick his opponent in the ribs, ending the fight and winning his match at over 70 years of playing in the WWE rings, but that's exactly where he is. the fun has arrived, with Stone Cold Steve Austin making his entrance into the ring, taking to the sound of Stunner everyone who came close to him, from Austin Theory to Vince McMahon and eventually also Pat McAfee, as we have seen him do dozens and dozens of times in WWE history.