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2/14/2011 #TheRock made his long awaited return to the WWE after a 7 year absence on #RAW from the #HondaCenter in #WWEAnaheim , California. STORY TIME: Rumor has it The Rock wanted a part time contract so he could wrestle and make movies, but was denied this request with his deal running out without being informed by talent relations as success was not expected by WWE management from his Hollywood adventures. He was deeply hurt by this and distanced himself from wrestling during his time away including not talking about it in any interviews or signing anything as The Rock until he made it as an A-Lister being cast in Fast Five. #WWE #WWEUniverse #WWEHistory #WWENetwork #WorldWrestlingEntertainment #WWF #WorldWrestlingFederation #WWERAW #MondayNightRAW #RockyMaivia #DwayneJohnson #DwayneTheRockJohnson #ThePeoplesChampion #JustBringIt #TeamBringIt #Boots2Asses #TheGreatOne #BrahmaBull #KnowYourRole #TheRockSays #DoYouSmellWhatTheRockIsCooking #Electrifying #ProfessionalWrestling #ProWrestling #Wrestling #SportsEntertainment
If you ever lose faith on a wrestler, never forget. Not only one of the best stars in the WWE ever, and one of the most important figures in wrestling, but also the most successful actor in Hollywood 22 years after his first match. #wwe #wrestling #therock #rockymaivia #ictitle #wwechampion #hollywood #success #sports #entertainment #thegreatone #thepeopleschamp
21 years ago today, "Rocky Maivia" won the Intercontinental Championship from "Hunter Hearst Helmsley" - some say Rocky went on to do pretty well for himself.... . . @TheRock #WWE #TheRock #RockyMaivia #TripleH #HHH #HunterHearstHelmsley #WWF #AttitudeEra #ProWrestling #IntercontinentalChampionship #RAW #DwayneJohnson #DokHendrix #MichaelHayes #ProWrestlingRoundup
#tbt #Repost @schwarzenegger with @get_repost ・・・ #tbt to this guy coming to visit the State Capitol when I was Governor and taking over as national spokesman for @afterschoolallstars so I could focus on governing. You’re a champion, I’m grateful for your friendship and I’m so proud of your success, @therock. But I’m even more proud of you for all you do to give back.
“..... if you SMELL what The Rock is cookin’!!” - Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson . The world of professional wrestling has produced some very big stars who transcended the medium - like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Ric Flair, and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin to name just a few. But not one of them achieved the mainstream success that @therock has. . Dwayne Johnson’s entry into the entertainment world was rather humble when he debuted at the (then) WWF as third-generation wrestler Rocky Maivia. Though the company gave him an initial push to popularity, pro-wrestling fans were not immediately impressed. In fact, they would fill the stadiums with the chant “Rocky Sucks! Rocky Sucks!” He was not going to get an easy ride to stardom. He would have to earn their respect. . So smiling babyfaced Rocky Maivia transformed himself into cocky and arrogant heel “The Rock”. He was crass, he had snarky one-liners, and a very distinct eyebrow that he would call constant attention to. He was a villain that fans loved to hate. . Over a relatively short time, however, that hate turned into respect, and the respect turned into adulation. Chants of “Rocky Sucks” eventually turned into “Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!!” and wrestling’s biggest star was born. . Johnson’s popularity in the WWF had reached such a level that Hollywood began to take a little notice. He got a chance to guest-host Saturday Night Live and it was a massive success. He would soon land movie roles, and although he also had a rough beginning for his first few films (though I personally believe that “The Rundown” is an underappreciated classic), he began to find his footing and eventually conquer the movie world like he did pro wrestling. . Dwayne Johnson is now more than just a wrestler and movie star. He’s an influencer. He inspires people to be their best selves, and he does it through example. That’s why he’s often referred to as “the hardest working man in showbiz”. . This piece was done in the #procreateapp on the #ipadpro . If you appreciate my work and would like to help support it, please consider being a part of my Patreon page, where we have free monthly giveaways and exclusive content. Link in bio.
This gave me life. #Repost @therock with @get_repost ・・・ Just two gym bros makin’ it weird. @justintimberlake Very proud of my guy for his brilliant and masterful halftime performance for the #SuperBowl . KILLED IT. Now excuse us while we go pump up our pecs. What? #HardestWorkersInTheRoom
The Rock reveals his mother, Ata, once tried to commit suicide. #Repost @therock with @get_repost ・・・ Not your typical scene on our comedy #ballers , as I cracked a beer open toasting my brother, William who committed suicide. Got me thinkin’ though bout how many of us have been affected by suicide of our friends, family. Struggle and pain is real. We’ve all been there on some level or another. My mom tried to check out when I was 15. She got outta the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic. Big rigs and cars swerving outta the way not to hit her. I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road. What’s crazy about that suicide attempt is to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever. Probably best she doesn’t. Shits of a scene to shoot - didn’t like it - but it did reminder that we always gotta do our best to really pay attention when people are in pain. Help ‘em thru it, get ‘em talkin’ about the struggle and remind ‘em that they’re not alone. We got lucky that day when I was 15 and that ain’t always the case.
You heard it here first!! @canelo vs @gggboxing rematch. #Repost @therock with @get_repost ・・・ Rematches are funny things. Sometimes they’re cash grabs, put into works before the first fight even happens. Then you have times where it’s absolutely necessary. When two of the best in their field, possibly ever, met face to face and delivered an epic performance that didn’t have a resolution. As a competitor it eats at you, creates a void that can not be fulfilled until you meet again in the ring. As a fan, it’s something special because you know you’re watching greatness and history unfolding before your eyes. Fight fans around the world, I’m honored and fired up to announce this rematch.. @canelo @gggboxing #CaneloVsGGG2 #ItAintGonnaBeAnotherDraw
Who would’ve guessed The Great One was a Bardi fan? #Repost @therock with @get_repost ・・・ Kickin’ the week off right. #LetsBleed #WestCoastIronParadise 💀
With the #Raw25 show tonight, I'd be remiss if I didn't post this- my ticket stub from attending the 5/12/97 Raw. 20 years ago! I was sitting right next to the ramp where the wrestlers came out. The big deal that night was the famous spot where Shawn Michaels superkicked Bret Hart out of his wheelchair, which still pops up in highlight reels today. It actually didn't air on the live show because the end segment ran over. This was during that period where WCW Nitro was beating them in the ratings every week. The main event that night was Tag Champs Owen Hart and British Bulldog against the Headbangers, Fernas & Lafon, and the New Blackjacks. Yeah. Oh, and Undertaker defended his WWF Title vs. Savio Vega. Uh-huh. Cool story. The Rock (still Rocky Maivia in his rookie year) wrestled but wasn't even on the live show! He was in the opening match on the taped Shotgun Saturday Night. Against Rockabilly AKA Billy Gunn. They brawled in the aisle, and we did the whole thing where you pat the wrestlers on the back. So I've actually touched The Rock's shoulder for what it's worth. #raw #mondaynightraw #bobcarpentercenter #90swrestling #1997 #wrestling #prowrestling #therock #shawnmichaels #brethart #wwf #wwe #rockymaivia #newarkde #newarkdelaware #universityofdelaware
Old school #TheRock #popfunko for the collection. #WWE #DwayneJohnson #RockyMaivia #MMBToys
Who would have guessed that this dude would fast become one of the most memorable wrestlers in WWE history. Way to go Rock! #therock #dwaynejohnson #dwaynetherockjohnson #bootstoasses #rockymaivia #wwfamily #wwe #sdlive #mattelelite #wrestlingfigures #wfigs #ringsidecollectibles #extremesets
Rock Lobster 🦐🦐🦐
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