Dwayne Johnson has been apart of some of the biggest and best moments in WWE history. Who could possibly forget his main event against Stone Cold Steve Austin, or legendary ‘This Is Your Life’ segment with Mick Foley?
However, sometimes the wrestling God’s have other plans. One of those times was the October 11th, 1999 edition of Monday Night Raw.
Dwayne Johnson Hits One Of The Most Infamous Rock Bottom’s Ever
Despite suffering a serious back injury which almost left him paralysed, and a subsequent addiction to pain medication the British Bulldog re-signed with the WWF in September 1999. After a feud with the Big Boss Man the star began a short rivalry with The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson.
This led to a singles match at No Mercy on October 17th, but it was the events of six-days earlier that grabbed the headlines. On the go-home edition of Raw, The Rock delivered a Rock Bottom to the Bulldog into a pile of dog poop. While at the commentary desk Michael Cole infamously shouted ““Not into the dog poop! Rock Bottom into the dog poop! The dog poop! The dog poop!!”
On a recent episode of his Grilling JR podcast, Jim Ross took a look back at the career of the British Bulldog, which included his short WWF run in late 1999 and early 2000. Reflecting on the infamous Raw segment, Ross described it as “insulting.”
“I didn’t get that. That was insulting, and it wasn’t even funny. It’s course it’s crass, just go have that great match that you know you can have. But the dog sh*t thing didn’t fit for me. It’s like can we go lower? Maybe we should take a picture of the dog actually taking the sh*t and then doing it, I don’t know.
I’m being facetious obviously, that didn’t didn’t belong there. It was somebody’s idea of a joke. Well, we can [do this], and let’s do this at the end, and the fans will be shocked and they’ll be surprised and they’ll get a big kick out of it. What they’re gonna get a big kick out of was a great wrestling match.
At that point in time, Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock didn’t need comedy. He was comedic enough without creating a distasteful scenario where dogsh*t was allegedly utilised. This just had no place.”
The British Bulldog remained with the WWF until May 2000, although he was unable to recapture the magic of his earlier career. After being fired the company, the Bulldog retired from wrestling.
Davey Boy Smith aka the British Bulldog sadly passed away on May 18th as the result of a heart attack. The star, who had been training for a potential comeback was just 39-years-old.
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