Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Goldberg are two of the biggest stars in professional wrestling. The Rock and Goldberg were top draws during their stint in WWE and WCW respectively. That being said, Goldberg is not Hulk Hogan.

The Rock joined former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz, Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins for an Instagram video session on Tuesday. Gewirtz recalled Goldberg having a tense meeting with The Rock ahead of their famed rivalry in 2003.

“It’s the simplest promo you could ever have. Rock’s running his mouth, I’ve done all there is to do. I’ve beaten everybody and Goldberg comes out and spears him, that’s it, you know? And people anticipated this because this was the day after Mania [19], after the big Rock/[Steve] Austin match. So everyone was anticipating it. I’m like, great. You know, ‘Oh, you know what we could do?

“We do this great thing, we did this thing with Rock and Hogan in Chicago where they’re standing face-to-face and they’re each looking at the crowd and it’s this iconic moment’ and Rock’s like, ‘Yeah, we can do that. Sounds good’ and Bill’s just like, ‘Yup. There’s just one problem. I ain’t Hulk Hogan.’ Intense stare and Rock and I do the little look to each other.”


Goldberg ended up defeating The Rock in his WWE debut match at Backlash. This was The Rock’s first pay-per-view loss since SummerSlam 2002. Keep reading Thirsty for more.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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