WWE Legend Apologizes to The Rock for Being a D*ck to Him

Published 10/17/2021, 2:23 AM EDT


WWE has had many phases during its development. These phases are categorized in a particular period and are termed Eras. It started with ‘The Golden Age,’ in the early ‘80s to early ‘90s, and in the present time, it is ‘The New Era’ since 2016.

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If we talk about a timeline in which WWE achieved, the most is ‘The Attitude Era’ (the mid-‘90s to early 2000s) and ‘Ruthless Aggression Era’ (2002 to 2008).

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WWE’s iconic superstars from mid-‘90s to 2008

WWE’s fame and success result from its storylines and the iconic superstars as its part. Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, Bret Hart, Ric Flair, Steve Austin, The Rock, Kevin Nash, Triple H, John Cena, the list goes on.

We will find a common pattern here and that is, most of the superstars are from the mid-‘90s to 2008.

This makes these two eras so special in the industry.

The Rock’s greatness: Turning Kevin Nash’s rivalry into friendship

It has been very long since both left professional wrestling. Both have established their career in Hollywood as successful on-screen superstars. In fact, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is one of the most successful people in the industry.

Recently, a Twitter thread between the two gained importance. In this, Kevin Nash, with his selfie, was thanking The Rock for good quality shoes he produced along with a brand.

Dwayne replied and acknowledged him, saying an inspiration, and commended him on his excellent shape.

On this, Nash replied by apologizing for his behavior back in 2002 and also applauded him for his excellent work ethic.

 

Kevin Nash and The Rock: Reason behind their rivalry

Kevin Nash worked for WWE from 1993 to ’96. He wrestled with his brand name ‘Diesel’ and became a superstar. He held various championship titles, but he skipped to WCW in 1996 because of some contractual reasons.

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The Rock entered the WWE industry at the same time. He, alongside “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, emerged as the face of the brand and gained enormous success. WWE was making unmatched worth during this period.

In the future, WWE purchased WCW in 2001. Kevin made his comeback and became a member of the nWo group. The Rock never had good terms with this group, which emerged as a reason for fights between the two. Also, the backstage trash-talks, in-ring conversations, personal grudges were so bad during that period, these acted as fuel in the rivalry.

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This makes ‘The Attitude Era’ and ‘The Ruthless Era’ different from all others. Share your thoughts on this epic rivalry.

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Varun Aggarwal

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Varun is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Varun completed his Bachelors in Computer Science and is an ardent fan of Wrestling and motorsports. Varun has been following WWE for more than 15 years and his favorite wrestler is John Cena.

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