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.
20 years ago, The Rock and Brock Lesnar squared off in the main event of SummerSlam 2002, with the Undisputed WWE Championship on the line. Lesnar would end up beating The Rock for the title.
The Rock took to Instagram to share a heartfelt post remembering the iconic match. He said that both of them made history together at The Biggest Party of the Summer, and pro-wrestling was never the same.
20 years ago this week, we made history in New York and pro wrestling was never the same again 🔥💀🔥
The Rock vs Brock Lesnar
WWE UNDISPUTED CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
I always had great chemistry with Brock as he was one of the greatest pure athletes I’ve ever danced with.
We spent about 6 months wrestling around the world together, grooming Brock to become @WWE Heavyweight Champion.
It culminated to this historic SUMMER SLAM PPV where the crowd was absolutely electric.
Historic for two reasons:
#1) In wrestling terms, I “did the honors” of having Brock beat me right in the middle of the ring, 1-2-3.
Brock is new champion.
Brock is new face of WWE.
#2) My contract was up in WWE and I quietly – and GRATEFULLY – retired as a full time pro wrestler after an incredible (and insanely short) 6 year career.
It’s so wildly incomprehensible at times when I think back – that I only wrestled for 6 YEARS.
How crazy is that irony?
A 6 YEAR CAREER 🤯
What a journey.
* grace note *
I did return to wrestling from 2011 to 2013 as it was my way of giving back to the business that was so good to me + I just f’n love wrestling 😈💪🏾
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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