WWE icon and Hollywood megastar The Rock has named the stars he’d put on a wrestling Mount Rushmore – although his version might need to be bigger than the original.
It’s a question that has long been the cause of much debate amongst wrestling fans – what four wrestlers would make a wrestling version of the famous stone monument in South Dakota. While there is no definitive answer, now The Great One has made his case for who makes his shortlist – and it’s a somewhat long shortlist at that.
The Rock took to social media to give his views on the question and his first three choices are all men he has shared the ring with at WrestleMania. Rock named his opponent from the incredible ‘Icon vs. Icon’ match at WrestleMania 18, Hulk Hogan as well as his perennial rival throughout the Attitude Era, Stone Cold Steve Austin.
The People’s Champ then tipped his hat to the 16-time world champion and one of the men he faced off with at WrestleMania 20, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair.
So far, so straightforward but The Rock went on to throw a spanner in the works by declaring a three-way tie for the fourth spot between The Undertaker, Pat Patterson, and Jackie Fargo.
The Undertaker and The Rock once joined their not insignificant powers together as they became unlikely WWF Tag Team Champions for a spell in the late nineties. Pat Patterson was the first-ever WWF Intercontinental Champion and became known later in his career for his skills backstage producing matches for younger talent.
Jackie Fargo began his professional wrestling career in the 1950s and he went on to hold the NWA World Tag Team Championship 15 times with a variety of partners. His bleach blonde hair and trademark strut helped inspire future generations of stars and Fargo’s influence can still be seen in the ring any night of the week.
Always one of my fav pro wrestling questions ⛰⭐️
* 4th spot is a three way tie *
Dusty & myself are the back of Mt Rushmore droppin’ devastating elbows baby 💪🏾😉#peopleselbow#bionicelbowhttps://t.co/CbsvPPf71v
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 1, 2021
The Rock also mentioned ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes who many fans would put on a Mount Rushmore for his influence in building Jim Crockett Promotions to the powerhouse it was in the eighties in addition to his three NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championships. Rock says he and Rhodes would be doing what they do best, throwing elbows whether they be People’s, Corporate, or Bionic.