Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson remains one of the most well-known pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. The Rock has done it all when it comes to being a pro wrestler. Vince McMahon also told him he wasn’t ready after his first WWE match.

However, The Rock certainly had a pretty bad start in WWE as his Rocky Maivia character was hated by almost everyone. The infamous ‘Die, Rocky, Die’ chants are something no one will ever forget, especially The Rock.

The most recent episode of ‘Young Rock’ detailed The Rock’s first meeting with Vince McMahon. In light of this episode, The Rock took to his Instagram and uploaded a post, where he revealed details of the first meeting with the WWE Chairman.

The Brahma Bull revealed that Vince Mcmahon told him he had a lot of potential, but was not ready for the big leagues in WWE.

The handshake 🫱🏼‍🫲🏾

My very first “sit down” with @WWE Chairman Vince McMahon, played by the great @adamraycomedy.

I was 25yrs old and had $7 bucks in my pocket.
But at least I had a shitty haircut and mom jeans 👖🤦🏽‍♂️😂

After my very first match ever, Vince flew me to Stamford to say “you got a lot of potential kid, but you’re not ready for the big leagues of the WWE. I’m sending you to Memphis. Go learn the business. Learn how to work and learn how to talk on the mic 🎤…“

I looked him in the eyes and said, “Yes sir. Thank you Vince for this opportunity. I just want one shot.”

Over the years, Vince and I have done big business together, generating a lot of box office.
Every deal with Vince has always been closed with looking him in the eyes and shaking hands.

My handshake means everything to me. It’s my word, my currency and its just as good as my signature.

Thank you Vince for the early guidance, mentorship and seeing the potential in that mom jean wearing, bad haircut having punk kid.

TONIGHT @8pm on @NBC 🔥

Vince McMahon also became a huge fan of The Rock early on in his career. The Rock will forever be grateful for his time in WWE as well. It remains to be seen whether The Great One will make his return in time for WrestleMania 39.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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