Dwayne Johnson and Three Legends Played Key Role in WWE Getting Listed on NASDAQ Claims Wrestling Legend

Published 07/15/2022, 1:00 PM EDT

Like every other sport, professional wrestling also needed its heroes to be great and gain international acclaim. WWE has grown to become the largest pro wrestling promotion thanks to superstars like Dwayne Johnson, Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, and numerous others.

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Additionally, while speaking with Colin Cowherd on ‘The Herd’, the legendary commentator for the WWE disclosed his Mount Rushmore of the WWE.

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During the conversation, Colin Cowherd asserted Hulk Hogan, The Rock, and Stone Cold were the greatest three wrestlers, in his opinion. Ross completely agrees and adds Ric Flair as the fourth member, saying, “That would be my Rushmore Flair, Hogan, Rock, Austin.” 

Indeed, they are the four of the greatest superstars in sports who have made significant contributions to the sport. He goes on to explain, “The Proliferation of the WWE, then the WWF going global going national first obviously was Hogan. Hogan was the lead mule that pulled the wagon to take McMahon further down the road.”

Ross noted Hulkster was the first superstar to go global. Notably, he possessed all the characteristics required of 80s wrestlers: the nice guy persona, charisma, and massive physique. Additionally, his appearances in movies and TV shows helped him in capturing the world’s attention.

Moreover, he stated, “Then we get Austin and The Rock that takes the WWE from a private company to a publically traded company as it is now. And all those big stars for me are the guys that belong on that Mount Rushmore.”

How did Dwayne Johnson, and other superstars, contribute to sports?

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The WWE didn’t have many superstars at the beginning of the PG Era, aside from John Cena, as is well known. Due to the lack of significant icons, WWE witnessed a decline in ratings. If there are no sports heroes or icons, the audience will not be interested in the sport.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – APRIL 1: Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson and John Cena in action during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

Superstars undoubtedly contributed to the promotion due to their ability to keep viewers’ attention and keep them glued to the TV. The attitude period was also popular due to various stars like The Rock, Austin, HHH, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, and many more.

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Adarsh Ojha

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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.

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