The Rock is perhaps the biggest star in the history of professional wrestling. In wrestling, comparisons to him are only to be viewed as praise. Now, a former NXT star has admitted that Triple H compared him to The Rock.

On a recent Grapsody podcast, EJ Nduka recalled how Triple H compared him to The Rock. EJ recalled filming a commercial that served as a FOX pilot. Vince and Stephanie McMahon, as well as Triple H, were also in attendance. EJ received this enormous compliment from Hunter while being on set.

This compliment boosted EJ Nduka’s self-esteem and had a positive impact on his work at the office. Since hearing it from Triple H was such a big deal for a new recruit, he greatly enjoyed the occasion. Hearing it gave him more confidence in his abilities to succeed in this industry.

2019 saw EJ Nduka secure a contract with WWE after making an impression over two tryouts. Before having a successful career as a professional bodybuilder, he had a good college career. Nduka only competed in wrestling twice at live events and never made an appearance on NXT television.


WWE released Nduka in 2021 as a part of budget cuts. He was hired by MLW right away, and he is still employed there now. Presently, Nduka and Calvin Tankman are the MLW World Tag Team Champions.

It’s not every day that someone gets massive compliment out of Triple H. Given that it was a comparison to The Rock, it made an even bigger impact on Nduka’s psyche. This made it all that much more of a surprise when Vince McMahon decided to cut him.

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Anirban Biswas

Anirban Biswas is a multi-talented individual who wears many hats. As a freelance writer, web developer, and music producer, Biswas has a diverse range of skills and interests. In his free time, he indulges in his passion for gaming and anime, making him a true otaku.

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