This weekend, the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX will be hosting the highly anticipated WrestleMania 32. WWE fans expect this to be a spectacle unlike any other, loaded with the biggest badasses in the WWE business. And at the center of it all will be Dwayne The Rock Johnson, who has been cookin up massive fame since first entering the squared-circle as a professional wrestler back in the 90s.
However, the road was not always an easy one for The Peoples Champ. According to Johnsons recent Instagram post below, he was not universally welcomed during his early wrestling days with the WWE. Heres what The Rock had to say about his rookie days in the ring—and the Superstar who had his back the whole way.
"Despite many attempts from a few main event wrestlers on the roster at that time who complained to Vince McMahon saying the Rock has no business being in the main event at WrestleMania, it was Austin who when I went to him and asked how we should handle the complaints, he responded with the greatest answer Ill never forget, "F*ck those motherf*ckers. Were here to draw and make money and thats exactly what were gonna do. We draw big money then everyone benefits." The Rock vs Austin feud would go on to become the #1 box office drawing feud in the history of pro wrestling and the WWE," says Johnson.
While their on-stage feud was fierce, the two WWE Superstars have remained close friends over the years. "Today, me and the Texas Rattlesnake are good buddies, said The Great One. "Love that dude and Ill always be grateful to him for takin me under his wing, teaching me the business philosophy that I still utilize today of "F*ck them were here to make money" and making me drink more beer nightly than Ive ever had in my life."