Chris Jericho has reminded fans, if anyone needed reminding, of just how skilled in the wrestling ring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was during his incredible career.
Since leaving full-time wrestling in his rearview mirror The Rock has gone on to become the biggest movie star in the world. Roles in The Fast And The Furious franchise kickstarted Rock’s rise to mega-stardom and saw him become the world’s highest-paid movie star.
Prior to him becoming familiar with the bright lights of Hollywood, The Rock’s home was a WWE ring. From a blue-chipper called Rocky Maivia to ‘The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment,‘ The Rock’s rise in wrestling was meteoric. Much like his movie career, The Rock had to find his footing before striking gold with his unparalleled charisma and ability to connect with the millions [and millions] of his adoring fans.
One of The Rock’s rivals from his WWE days, Chris Jericho has taken to social media to praise Rock for his in-ring contributions. Like many fans all over the world, Jericho found himself digging deep on YouTube and liked what he saw.
“Going down the @YouTuberabbit hole tonight and one thing is clear….he may be the biggest box office draw in Hollywood today, but my goodness, let’s not ever forget how GREAT @TheRock was in the ring. One of the best ever …”
Going down the @YouTube rabbit hole tonight and one thing is clear….he may be the biggest box office draw in Hollywood today, but my goodness, let’s not ever forget how GREAT @TheRock was in the ring. One of the best ever …
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 27, 2021
Jericho famously interrupted The People’s Champion during his very first night in what was the World Wrestling Federation. As Jericho’s Millennium countdown struck zero, Jericho announced that ‘Raw Is Jericho’ before The Rock cut him down to size, reminding the former WCW star that Y2J might have arrived but it still didn’t matter what his name was.
Despite their rivalry with one another, Jericho and The Rock actually held the WWF Tag Team Championship together in 2001 during the ‘Invasion’ storyline. The pair won the titles from The Dudley Boyz before losing them less than two weeks later to Booker T and Test.