The Rock is universally known as a wonderful human being. He’s also one of the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling. The Great One moved on to conquer Hollywood, and now he’s a fixture in the American pop culture lexicon.

Ryan Satin recently shared a story WWE superstar Mustafa Ali told about meeting The Rock backstage at a WWE event. Dwayne Johnson was there for the filming of “Fighting With My Family,” the biopic about Paige. Ali told Fox Sports he knew he was in Rocky’s presence but was just trying to stay out of the way.

“The Rock was at RAW to do some filming for the ‘Fighting With My Family’ movie. At the time, I was part of the cruiserweight division, and we all pretty much knew to ‘stay out of the way.’

Rock was walking by with a camera crew and was obviously busy, talking to multiple people about the upcoming shoot. He walks by all the cruisers, who are pretty much posted up against the wall to not be in his way. He stops, does a 180 and says hello to all of us. Shook everyone’s hand.

Now, saying hello shouldn’t be a big deal, but when you’re brand-new and one of the biggest stars in the world treats you as a peer, it means something.

Class act from him.”

The Rock responded to the tweet. He said he appreciated the respect being shown to him by the young wrestlers. He also congratulated him on making it to the dance.

“I remember this moment very well. I was impressed at how sharp everyone was dressed and how well respectful you guys just stood there. Mouths shut, ears & eyes open. How it should be with rooks. I’m happy you’ve made it to the dance. Make all the money you can and HAVE FUN! Rock”

Nobody should be surprised that The Rock took time to acknowledge the new guys. He’s known to be extremely generous with his time, even when he’s unbelievably busy. Kudos to The Rock and Mustafa Ali for sharing this awesome moment!

What do you think of The Rock showing love to the cruiserweights? Let us know in the comments!

Michael Perry

Journeyman human. Stints with 247Sports, F4WOnline, and RingsideNews. Taking bumps and paying my dues. Pittsburgh loyalist.

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