Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is one of the most electrifying and legendary superstars in WWE history. A third-generation superstar, Rock joined the WWF during its Attitude Era launch in the late ’90s, and helped them surge ahead of WCW in the Monday Night Wars.
Rock no doubt played an integral part in the WWE’s success during the ’90s and 21st century. And despite growing as arguably the biggest movie star in all of Hollywood, The Rock continues to work for WWE on occasion – and constantly offers praise for his old employers.
Vince McMahon offered high praise for his former superstar – who dressed up as Santa Claus on Entertainment Weekly‘s front cover:
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) December 1, 2017
Flattered, The Rock tweeted about his first encounter with Mr. McMahon, and how they came to terms on a contract over two decades ago:
First shook hands w/ Vince when I was 11yrs old.
At 25, he offered me the bare minimum @WWE contract. Said, “You can go to WCW for more money but here you’ll earn every dollar”
To this day, Vince is one of my greatest mentors & trusted advisors. #FullCircle #Ohana 🙏🏾🤙🏾 https://t.co/YB2rBHHe8L
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 2, 2017
This comes a day after The Rock sat down with Kevin McCarthy to share a touching story about how he first met Hulk Hogan, while receiving an autographed headband from the fellow wrestling icon.
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With his latest film – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – set to release on Dec. 20th, it’s obvious The Rock is in great spirits as always. That would explain why he’s been offering so many kind words and nice stories about some of his former coworkers.
With his lovable and welcoming personality, The Rock has become one of the most admired celebrities in the world, and this latest tweet on McMahon shows why.
Vince McMahon has had some notoriously rough relationships with past superstars, including Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels. But he and The Rock have always been close and understanding of one another. Why else do you think The Rock appears at most WrestleMania events these days? McMahon loves having him around, and you can’t really blame him.
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