60-Year-Old TV Host Once Became the Victim of The Rock’s “It Doesn’t Matter” Catchphrase on Live TV

Published 09/05/2023, 10:30 AM EDT

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Dwayne Johnson had a short wrestling career in comparison to other top names in WWE. Despite that, he still has one of the most illustrious careers in the pro wrestling industry. One of the famous things about his time in WWE was his iconic catchphrases, which he used on his promos.

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His catchphrases had a zing to them and every time he used them, it was either to entertain the fans or put his rivals in their place. That said, 60-year-old TV host Graham Norton once became a victim of The Rock’s “It Doesn’t Matter” catchphrase on live TV.

Graham Norton was curious to find out how Dwayne Johnson’s “It Doesn’t Matter” catchphrase works on screen

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In May 2015, ‘The Great One’ appeared as a special guest for The Graham Norton Show. The show had a segment where the host and his special guest particularly talked about Johnson’s iconic catchphrases in WWE. During the segment, Norton got curious and asked Johnson how he used his “It Doesn’t Matter” catchphrase inside the ring.

He said, How did it doesn’t matter because it doesn’t sound like a catchphrase? How did it work as a catchphrase?” Johnson asked him to act as one of his in-ring opponents and just as when he was about to speak, Johnson interrupted him and yelled, “It doesn’t matter what you think.”

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The two stars had a laugh over it. Over the years, The Rock’s catchphrases have only grown popular among the people, and according to Paul Heyman, there is a specific reason behind their incredible success.

Why Johnson’s catchphrases are so popular?

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Speaking during an interview on Tetragrammaton with Rick Rubin, Heyman once analyzed why The Rock’s catchphrases have become so popular despite being so simple. He said that the reason behind it is Johnson himself, who has added character to his iconic catchphrases.

According to Heyman, Johnson’s alpha male characteristics play an integral role in how well the audience is drawn to it. Johnson’s on-screen character is very declarative, dominant, and bossy, which is what people love about him. Whenever he speaks to his opponent, he does it like he owns them.

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Heyman said this is what the WWE Universe finds attractive about ‘The Brahma Bull’ and his catchphrases. Do you agree with Heyman? Also, let us know what you think about Graham Norton becoming a victim of The Rock’s “It Doesn’t Matter” catchphrase on Live TV.

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Monika Thapa is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports, who brings a unique blend of fluency in language and passion for the sport to her writing. Having been a fan of WWE since her childhood, Monika writes thought-provoking articles that offer readers deeper insights into the lives of their favorite superstars. She believes that WWE superstars present valuable life lessons that readers can learn from, as seen in her recent piece on Ronda Rousey's workout video.
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