The Rock tangled with some of the greats while he was with WWE. He couldn’t wrestle them all even though a fair share of those people received Rock Bottoms and People’s Elbows along the way. DDP is a WWE Hall of Famer, but he never got to tangle with The Great One.

While talking to The Angle Podcast, Diamond Dallas Page talked about his goals in the pro wrestling business. He tried to maintain a good attitude through it all, but Vince McMahon kept rejecting the idea of him facing off against Dwayne Johnson.

“Every single thing that I have ever said has happened, except for when I came up with the idea of People’s Champion versus People’s Champion. That’s what should have happened. Vince wanted me in that stalker thing because they wanted to beat the company [WCW] down.”

“I never thought that because, you know, it’s money. We’re gonna draw huge money, me and The Rock, but it wasn’t about that. It was like, ‘You guys bitch slapped us for 83 weeks straight.’ Now we’re not gonna put you over. And I get it, it was just business.”


The Rock vs DDP would have certainly brought a lot of attention, but it never came to be. It was all business for Page and he wanted to do make big money with The Rock in that storyline, but it never clicked with Vince McMahon for one reason or another.

DDP is not wrestling anymore, last appearing for AEW, but it appears his time in the ring is over. The Rock’s time in the squared circle is not over yet. WWE is trying to get him to make a return to the ring, possibly even by November’s Survivor Series event, which is rumored to take place in Brooklyn.

What’s your take on this story? Who would you want to see The Rock face in WWE? Sound off in the comments!

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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