Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson remains one of the most popular pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. He was a true icon in WWE and his stock only rose after The Rock made his way to Hollywood, where he is now the highest-paid actor in the industry.

However, The Rock certainly did not have the best of starts in WWE as his Rocky Maivia character was largely panned by fans and eventually led to the infamous ”Die Rocky die” chants.

The Rock has worked with several legendary pro wrestlers in WWE and that includes Kurt Angle, with whom he has had numerous matches and excellent feuds.

While speaking on his podcast, ‘The Kurt Angle Show‘, Kurt Angle talked about taking a backseat to the Rock in WWE during his early years in the company. Angle made it clear that it didn’t bother him in the slightest.


“I’m not gonna lie to you. My first year, I was pretty humble. You know, I was trying to get people to like me and try to learn the business as much as I could.

So I wasn’t looking to be like, THE guy my first year. You’re not trying to rock any boats. You’re trying to find your way to learn your craft, and then you were okay with that type of thing.”

Kurt Angle has been enjoying his life in retirement after WrestleMania 35. We certainly wonder if he will make his return to pro wrestling one way or the other.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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