5 reasons why there will never be another Rock
To say that The Rock was a once in a lifetime star is a massive understatement. He rose from a blue-chip prospect to one of the most celebrated wrestlers of his generation; from an all-time wrestling legend to one of the biggest players in Hollywood.
Yes, he main evented WrestleManias 15 through 17, and he’s the only guy to have done so, and then come back to main event WrestleManias over a decade later and be significantly more over as a megastar based on his mainstream success away from the wrestling business.
But could there be another Rock?
While some wrestlers may have analogous backgrounds, physical attributes, and charisma, we have yet to see anyone put together the pieces in similar, let alone the same fashion. This article takes a look at five reasons why that’s the case, and why we’re unlikely to ever see anyone else ever emerge quite like The Rock.
#5 The pedigree
It’s no exaggeration to say that The Rock came from the wrestling business. That’s not just citing that he was famous based on his work in the wrestling world before he was famous as an actor.
Everything from his classical training as a singer to his foundations as a football player stemmed from money his family had made in the wrestling business.
The Rock’s father was Rocky Johnson, his grandfather was High Chief Peter Maivia, and his uncles included Afa and Sika, The Wild Samoans.
While this generation of wrestling’s celebrated Anoa’i family has near innumerable brothers, sisters, and cousins who’ve tried their hands at wrestling, The Rock’s, too, included cousins of similar age like Rikishi and Samu, not to mention Umaga and Jamal on their way up.
So, The Rock came from an unprecedentedly large, diverse, and celebrated wrestling family, and was WWE’s first third-generation star, these elements, in and of themselves, are difficult to replicate.