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 smart one at that. He also loves keeping himself in the best physical shape possible.
The early stages of the Monday Night Wars between WWE and WCW saw the latter company consistently beating WWE RAW in ratings for several weeks. That all changed 23 years ago on Monday Night RAW. It was when Mick Foley beat The Rock to win the WWE Championship in the main event of the show.
Tony Schiavone spoiled the ending to RAW on that week’s episode of WCW Nitro as it was taped in advance. That backfired as several WCW fans decided to tune in to watch Foley’s historic win immediately. From that day onwards RAW never lost in ratings to WCW.
The Rock took to Twitter and reflected on Mick Foley’s historic win. He also gave massive props to ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin for hitting him with a chair and not making him bleed.
Love this. This was one of the loudest crowd eruptions I’ve ever experienced in my career in the wild world of pro wrestling. The fans JUST KNEW
And my buddy @steveaustinBSR knew how to swing a steel chair just right to not split my head open What a night #mividaloca
Mankind winning the WWE Championship will forever be remembered as one of the most significant moments in the entire history of professional wreslting and that is unlikely to ever change.