Arnold Schwarzenegger Detailed Dwayne Johnson’s WWE ‘Rock’ Quality and It Has Nothing to Do With His Body

Published 06/23/2022, 11:15 AM EDT

When Vince McMahon created the WWE, nobody expected it to enjoy a rise like WCW. They won the TV rating war, and many superstars contributed enormously to their success. WWE saw many superstars rise to fame, but the way the Rock dominated the industry was stunning. Even the famous bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger loved him for his unique skill set. 

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One of the main qualities a WWE superstar possesses is his in-ring movement. It is one of the principal qualities that he should have. In addition to that, engaging the audience with their speeches which Dwayne Johnson was excellent at for years. The way he captured the audience on his mic with his brilliant catchphrases was unmatched and still trend worldwide. 

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The greatest speaker of all time

Since he made his debut, the Rock underwent various gimmick changes and finally landed a narcissistic role that would create ripples in the industry. Along with Stone Cold Steve Austin, he wrestled in five-star matches and outshone his fellow wrestlers. However, the main selling point came from his mic skills, as he delivered iconic promos every time he stepped foot into the ring. It impressed Arnold as he mentioned Rock’s presence on the microphone. 

 

“My screen presence came from bodybuilding, Dwayne’s came from professional wrestling. He could do action very believably, and he is also a very good talker. Professional wrestlers have to be convincing in their talking, and he was always good at that in the ring and he was able to unleash that talent in front of the camera,” said Schwarzenegger. Like Johnson, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a charismatic bodybuilder himself. A person who loved interacting with people. He would have made a terrific WWE superstar. 

Arnold spoke about the rise of the Rock and how he never expected him to reach the levels that he did. That came as a surprise to him. “It was no surprise to me that he would become a star, but it was to everyone’s surprise how far he went. Like I said, that it something you never know,” added Arnold. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger loved WWE

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With Johnson stealing the limelight in the pro-wrestling business, Arnold made his way to several appearances in WWE. They inducted him into the WWE Hall of Fame for his contributions to the company. Winner of seven Mr. Olympia titles, Schwarzenegger knew his way around people. He can have unique conversations with people as he makes millions in the real estate market. To be a good seller in the market, one must have oratory skills and Arnold mastered it. 

In fact, if he engineered a move to WWE, it remains a mystery to predict if he could have been a superstar like the Rock. Arnold is one of the best bodybuilders in the world, and with that body, he could become a global superstar in the pro-wrestling business. Do you think Arnold would have raised the roof in WWE?

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Post Graduation in Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the power forward, the respect he deserves.

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