The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin are two stars accustomed to a loud reception wherever they go but the WWE icons have reflected on one of the loudest reactions they ever received.
The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin are no stranger to raising the roof of wrestling arenas as the two men blazed a trail through the Attitude Era and beyond in WWE.
Who can forget the noise inside the Fleet Center in Boston when Steve Austin won his first WWF Championship at WrestleMania 14? Or the wall of sound created when The Rock squared off with Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 18 inside Toronto’s SkyDome?
Well, one reaction might top both of those and might go down as the loudest reaction ever in a wrestling arena, and both men were involved.
Canadian actor Elias Toufexis reminisced on social media on the 23rd anniversary of Mick Foley capturing the WWF Championship on a wild night on Raw when he defeated The Rock. With The Corporation and DX brawling at ringside, an amped-up Stone Cold Steve Austin made his presence felt and helped Foley defeat The Great One.
Stone Cold Steve Austin replied in his understated style that it was a “good night at the office.” While The Rock called it one of the “loudest crowd eruptions” ever and was thankful Steve Austin knew how to swing a chair in a safe-ish way:
“Love this. This was one of the loudest crowd eruptions I’ve ever experienced in my career in the wild world of pro wrestling. The fans JUST KNEW And my buddy @steveaustinBSRknew how to swing a steel chair just right to not split my head open What a night #mividaloca”
This was one of the loudest crowd eruptions I’ve ever experienced in my career in the wild world of pro wrestling. The fans JUST KNEW 🔥
And my buddy @steveaustinBSR knew how to swing a steel chair just right to not split my head open🩸💀
What a night 🥃 #mividalocahttps://t.co/N6wdKOEpxG
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 31, 2021
Foley and The Rock had a memorable feud over the WWF Championship that began when The Rock joined up with Vince and Shane McMahon at Survivor Series 1998. Ultimately The Rock recaptured the title and went on to defend the gold at WrestleMania 15 where he lost in the main event to his old foe Steve Austin.