Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is probably on the wrestling Mount Rushmore for many present-day fans. But the former WWE superstar used to be a fan of several greats before he became the most electrifying man in sports entertainment and there are a few legends he considers to be some of the best to ever do it.
Many fans, as well as wrestlers, have revealed their Mount Rushmore this week thanks to Bleacher Report, who tweeted out an open question for whoever wanted to participate, naming who they felt deserved to be at the very top as it pertains to the wrestling pedestal.
B/R's original tweet featured an image showing Ric Flair, The Rock, The Undertaker and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Fans would throw in their two cents and The Rock, who's known to be quite active on social media, responded with a list of his own.
Fans who keep abreast where The Great One's social media accounts are concerned would remember that he named the three people he considered to be wrestling's GOATs back in March. Johnson listed Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Stone Cold as the best-ever via an Instagram post then, but he added deceased stars Gorgeous George and Bruno Sammartino to this latest grouping, which he says is based off the aforementioned wrestlers' impact on the industry and their drawing power during their respective careers.
*I made an edit after thinking about the wrestling star’s impact and drawing power during their respective runs.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 29, 2019
Thanks for the carve out and always a cool debate.
I’d go with/
Gorgeous George/Bruno Sammartino
Steve Austin 🐍 #WrestlingsMtRushmore https://t.co/4nyQsoClXp
Fans are probably going to take issue with any such list anyone puts out there as there are just too many legends to fit into such small brackets. And one, in particular, wanted an answer over the exclusion of Andre the Giant. Johnson would respond by claiming that the former larger-than-life athlete would sit at a table for only two along with The Undertaker.
Hogan Would Probably Be The Outright Fav For Rocky
Flair and Austin probably get on most people's lists but Hogan's past doesn't leave him a favorite among many fans.
The Rock, though, rates him as one of the best and is especially grateful to the veteran for helping put him over. Of course, Hogan was his childhood hero too, so that was always going to count for something.