3 unique records The Rock holds in WWE
- 3 unique records The Rock holds in WWE
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been larger than life image in the WWE Universe. Coming from a family with rich heritage and culture in wrestling, Johnson debuted in 1998 under the name of Rocky Maivia. The Rock’s popularity among the crowd was fueled by his charisma and his humorous catchphrases and one-liners, which would amuse the crowd as well as provide WWE with merchandising opportunities.
At his prime in the Attitude Era, The Rock feuded with hardcore wrestlers like Stone Cold, Owen Hart, Triple H, and Brock Lesnar. In short, The Rock did it all in the WWE. From charismatic promos to catchy phrases, he moulded himself in the exact way the company wanted him to be. In the process, The Rock scripted some unique records throughout the years. Let us take a look at the 3 unique records that the Rock Holds in WWE.
#3 Unique three-second pinfall
Timing is what matters in a wrestling match, and this match in Survivor Series 1998 proved the fact very well. The Survivor Series 1998 was an interesting tournament that saw several wrestlers going for the vacant WWE title. While the noteworthy performers competing to win the belt were Mankind, Triple H, Steve Austin, The Undertaker and The Rock, underdogs like The Big Boss Man were also in the tournament. In the opening rounds, Steve Austin defeated The Big Boss Man by disqualification and progressed into the next round when Boss Man hit him with a nightstick.
But the real drama unfolded when The Rock came out to face Triple H and surprisingly, The Game did not appear for the match owing to his knee injury. Gerald Brisco and Pat Patterson brought out a replacement, and it was found to be none other than the Big Boss Man. As soon as Bossman entered the ring, the Rock rolled him up for an immediate pinfall win within three seconds and secured his place in the next rounds through a quick victory. Since then, this record has been matched twice but has not been broken.