Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson needs no introduction when it comes to the pro wrestling world as he is still regarded as one of the all-time greats. He is also a dominant force in Hollywood and brings huge star power to any film he acts in. The Rock is also a businessman and a very conniving one at that. He also loves keeping himself in the best physical shape possible.

On the other hand, Bryan Danielson’s accolades as a professional wrestler certainly need no introductions as they proved to be one of the best in the business. He spent several years working in WWE as one of their top stars and towards the end of his run, Bryan Danielson was even part of WWE Creative.

The night after losing the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania back in 2012, Bryan Danielson was given a huge ovation and it also marked the first time he received the ‘YES!’ chants.

Fans even chanted “YES!” during one of The Rock’s promos back then. While speaking to The Miami Herald, Bryan Danielson admitted he was concerned that The Rock was going to steal his ‘YES!’ catchphrase.

“It was a pretty cool moment. It was interesting because I wasn’t on Raw that night, I was just on the dark match. There was a funny moment where The Rock was out there doing a promo and everybody starts chanting ‘Yes!’ for Daniel Bryan and I said, ‘Oh no,’ because the Rock is so quick-witted. I said, ‘He’s for sure going to turn this around and it’ll become his thing. I’m not gonna have it.’ He came back and said, ‘Hey man, you’re super over out there.’ ‘Oh, yeah, it was really nice.’ He could’ve easily turned it around into a Rock thing and he didn’t, that was very kind of him.”

Bryan Danielson became the leader of the ‘YES!’ movement and it ultimately catapulted him to superstardom, as he went on to win both the WWE and World Heavyweight Titles at WrestleMania 30 in 2014.

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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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