The Rock’s debut in WWE did not go as well as he would have hoped, as fans turned on his Rocky Maivia character very soon. That included the infamous ”Die Rocky Die” chants. He would find success after turning heel, and the rest is history.
On the other hand, Shawn Michaels is certainly one of the best in-ring performers to have ever graced a WWE ring. He was touted as Mr. WrestleMania, and he truly lived up to the name.
Shawn Michaels and The Rock never worked a singles match together and the two were rumored to have beef as well. While speaking to Logan Paul on ImPAULsive, Michaels about his relationship with The Rock. Michaels made it clear it was not as bad as people thought.
I’ve never worked with him. His daughter [Simon Johnson] is here [in NXT]. The times I’ve seen him, we’ve always gotten along okay. I don’t think it was as bad as everyone made it out to be. I know that I gave everybody a hard time back when I was younger.
When I came back, I made sure I went up to everybody and was at least like, ‘Sorry.’ That’s the best that I could do. When I came back in 2002, and I knew there was going to be, ‘We’ll see.’ It was important to me to go around and make amends and at least tell everyone, ‘Sorry about the way I was. I have no excuse, I’m willing to earn back whatever. If you never talk to me again, I’m cool with that too.”
Michaels also allegedly held back The Rock’s career. Regardless, things are better between the two and that is all that matters now.
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