Vince McMahon’s Hand-Picked Superstar Details His Favorite Memory Of The Rock

Published 12/12/2021, 12:00 PM EST
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – FEBRUARY 16: Actor and WWE Professional Wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson attends a press conference to announce a major international event, Wrestle Mania XXIX, at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by John W. Ferguson/WireImage)

WWE celebrated The Rock in full swing throughout November for his 25th debut anniversary. The whole Cleopatra egg storyline was a part of the anniversary and promotion of The Red Notice.


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Austin Theory stole Cleopatra’s egg, which was worth $100 million. He earned a title shot against Big-E for bringing the egg back.

Sony India is celebrating Rocky’s 25th in December. The Indian broadcaster will commemorate the occasion by broadcasting his best matches on their TV channel all week.


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In a sit-down with Sony India, WWE RAW superstar Austin Theory was asked to describe what he loved most about The People’s Champion.

Austin instantly responded, “I would say his energy, just always, able to crack you up or always able to bring a mood out of you depending on what he’s looking for.”

Theory said that the former World Champion is always full of energy. That is why he always admired The Rock’s personality and presence.

Then the interviewer asked what Austin’s favorite memory of the Hollywood superstar was. Austin reminisced about WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta, where Rocky was the guest host referee.

“I remember The Miz and John Cena in the WWE Championship match. But I remember like that night we kinda knew that we were gonna get John Cena and The Rock at next year’s WrestleMania.”

Theory described how he loved the whole buildup to the match, but the WrestleMania 27 moment was his favorite.


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The Rock is officially The People’s Champion

For WWE fans, Rocky was and has always been their champion. Now the rest of the world will view him from that same title.

The Rock attended the People’s Choice Awards, winning many awards. One of them was the award for The People’s Champion of 2021. He received the award from the former CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, who The Rock called his ‘tequila drinking buddy.’


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He then told the audience an anecdote about boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The former WWE superstar called Ali the original people’s champ.

Rock talked about when Ali’s wife came to a WWE show backstage.

She said, ‘He told me to tell you, you are the people’s champion, you have earned it, you take that title,’

Johnson also mentioned that he has been fulfilling wishes for Make-A-Wish for decades now. He revealed he was fulfilling a dream for a girl named Shushana by bringing her to the show.


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Dwayne talked about Shushana and her story as a cancer survivor; how she inspired the world. He dedicated the award to her and made her the unofficial people’s champion of 2021.

“You represent everything that it means to be a people’s champion, so this is for you,” Johnson said.


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What a gesture from The Rock! He is truly an inspiring figure and has created a massive legacy for the upcoming generation.

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Avani Mishra

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Avani Mishra is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Avani has been a WWE fan since 2008. Her all-time favorite wrestler is John Cena, who is the first wrestler she ever saw on TV.