Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Will Induct a TNA Legend to Hall of Fame

Published 09/25/2020, 10:57 PM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 09: Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson speaks onstage during ‘The Next Intersection For Hollywood with William Morris Endeavor’s Ari Emanuel, Patrick Whitesell and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’ at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on November 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Fast Company)


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is known for his loyalty to WWE. However, for the first time, The Rock will do something for a rival company as he will send greetings for Ken Shamrock’s induction into IMPACT Wrestling’s Hall of Fame.

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The legendary MMA fighter and the first TNA World Champion, Ken Shamrock’s induction into the Hall of Fame was announced earlier this year. The former WWE Intercontinental Champion asked The Rock on Twitter if he could send him a greeting for the induction as wrestling the latter was still his greatest wrestling memory.

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The “electrifying one” replied within an hour and said he will reach out to Shamrock over the weekend to follow up on his request. Even though Johnson didn’t reveal what he would do, fans believe it is going to be a video clip.

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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Ken Shamrock have a storied history

The Rock and Ken Shamrock had a great rivalry during 1998. The two faced each other at that year’s Royal Rumble, King of the Ring, WrestleMania, and Survivor Series. In fact, Shamrock popularized the ‘Ankle Lock’ in WWE during that iconic rivalry with Johnson.

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The Rock has been vocal about Shamrock’s influence in his career. He even said Shamrock helped build “The Rock” character.

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Ken Shamrock is already a member of the UFC Hall of Fame where he was the first Superfight Champion. His IMPACT Wrestling induction will be another feather in his illustrious cap.

The Hall of Fame ceremony traditionally happens during the Bound For Glory weekend. This year’s Bound for Glory pay-per-view takes place on Saturday, October 24 in Nashville, at Skyway Studios.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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