SUMMARY

Mick Foley shares an embarrassing moment of The Rock.

The Rock took credit for WrestleMania XL pivot.

Fans are not happy with The Rock taking the credit for the success of WrestleMania XL.

Dwayne Johnson, popularly known by his ring name The Rock, is a professional wrestler, actor, and businessman. Regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers, The Rock debuted in 1996 as a vanilla babyface before he went on to evolve into a charismatic heel. He is now a member of the board of directors of TKO Group Holdings, the parent company of the UFC and WWE.

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The Rock in WrestleMania XL | USA Today

The Rock wrestled for the WWF full-time for almost eight years before venturing into acting. Over the years, he has become not only one of the most admired actors but also one of the world’s highest-grossing actors. But as we say, embarrassing moments could happen to anybody; The Rock is no different. Dwayne Johnson‘s then-rival shares an embarrassing story about the wrestler and how he saved him.

Mick Foley shares Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s embarrassing moment from WWE [then WWF]

Mick Foley, known by his ring name Mankind, was on a tag team with Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a., The Rock, and they were known as the Rock n Sock Connection. As a team, the two of them held the WWF Tag Team Championship title three times. But after 1998’s Survivor Series, the two of them were known to have grown bitter towards each other and usually faced each other in the ring.

The feud between the two finally came to an end when The Rock won his third WWF Championship against Mankind in a ladder match in 1999 during an episode of Raw is War. In August 1999, The Rock and Mankind faced The Undertaker and Big Show after the latter attached The Rock on Raw is War. The Rock n Sock Connection defeated The Undertaker and Big Show. The two of them have helped Raw is War achieve some of its highest ratings ever at times, making them one of the most memorable tag teams on WWF.

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Mick Foley shares an embarrassing moment of The Rock | ABC News

Mick Foley, who was greeted and congratulated by The Rock for his impending WWE Hall of Fame induction in 2013, The professional wrestler, during an old interview that has now resurfaced on the internet, talks about one of the most embarrassing moments of The Rock as he addressed the crowd. Foley said,

One of my favorite SmackDown moments happened after we went off the air, as it became the custom that The Rock would entertain the fans, and then I would come out and somehow manage to mess it all up for him. But in this case, when The Rock was doing his mannerisms, his sunglasses dropped.

Foley continued to explain that The Rock just stood there, and it felt like an eternity, but he soon realized that The Rock wasn’t going to pick up the glass. Foley recalled that he knew that if they had to leave the ring, he would have to pick up the glasses and hand them over, and he did. The wrestler said The Rock just looked at him and said,

‘The Rock thanks you for that’, and then he went back to continuing his threat [entertain fans] as if nothing had ever happened.

He also shared that one of his favorite SmackDown moments was when Mankind went through an incredible transformation, adding that Triple H looked like he had seen a ghost. He noted that it was one of the moments one cannot duplicate.

Dwayne Johnson sparks fans’ reactions after taking credit for the WrestleMania pivot

WWE dropped the WrestleMania XL: Behind the Curtain documentary last week, and fans have hilarious reactions to Johnson taking credit for the change of plans in WrestleMania XL. After the wrestler-actor returned to WWE earlier this year to join the Board of Directors of TKO Group Holdings, he was also scheduled to fight against Roman Reigns in the main event subsiding for Cody Rhodes.

When it was announced that Cody Rhodes was replaced by The Rock for the main event, fans booed Dwayne Johnson , as the majority of them wanted Rhodes to ‘finish the story’ and believed that he deserved the fight. It did not sit right with the audience that The Rock would fight Reigns and, thus, change plans. The one-hour special showcased the intense buildup to the main event.

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Fans have the hilarious reaction to The Rock’s confession in WrestleMania XL documentary | WWE’s YouTube

Dwayne Johnson, in the documentary, expressed his concern over the headlining of the main event amid the backlash and said

I told those guys, ‘Here’s what I believe we should do. I believe we should go Roman-Cody. Will Cody finish his story, and take care of those fans because it’s critical.

Dwayne Johnson also shared that he did not like that the fans were upset, and it bugged him, adding that it’s not how he operates his career. The actor and professional wrestler said that he had two choices: either to truck through this [him headlining the main event] or they don’t; he noted they went with the latter.

Fans, however, do not feel the same emotion as Dwayne Johnson, as they went ahead to share some of the hilarious reactions on The Rock, taking credit for making Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns’ main event happen. Wrestling News’ X account has shared some of the funniest reactions.

 

Cody Rhodes won the WWE Championship, thus finishing his story!

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