The Rock talks about Austin helping him keep the main event slot at WM 15, backstage negativity
In the recent Facebook Live Stream of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, he spoke about the events leading upto his first Wrestlemania main-event at WM 15 against 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin. The Rock spoke about how there was a lot of negativity and concern backstage about him being ‘green’ and a ‘rookie’ who didn’t deserve to be in the main-event of Wrestlemania.
“It was like a long ass line that formed to Vince McMahon's office where all the top guys, many of them, were trying to stop that main event.” recollects the Rock. What made it special was that it was the Brahmabull’s first Wrestlemania main-event and while Vince wanted him in the main-event, it came down to one guy who could decide the fate of the same – Stone Cold Steve Austin, who was the biggest star in the business at the time. ‘He went to them, the old man, Vince, and came to me, and he was like, 'I want you to be [my] partner. You're my partner - you're my dancing partner in this thing.' said Austin, forever earning the trust of The Rock with who, he worked 2 more Wrestlemanias.
The Rock in the video expressed his admiration for Austin, calling him a ‘good man’ and a ‘very good friend’. In addition to talking about memorable matches from his career, he also spoke on a number of things, including diet, workout tips etc. You can watch the full video here