Antes de que Johnson fuera “La roca,” había sido catalogado como Rocky Maivia. Luchó en su primer combate en el Madison Square Garden en Survivor Series en 1996.
He teamed up in the Survivor Series-style match with Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Marc Mero and The Stalker, and the team defeated Crush, Goldust, Hunter Hearst Helmsley (later known as Triple H) and Jerry “The King” Lawler.
The Rock wouldn’t become “La roca” Hasta que 1998.
En Twitter, he recalled his Madison Square Garden debut.
“Wow 25yrs ago I wrestled my first match in @wwe in Madison Square Garden. Shaking my head right now. What a wild, camino impredecible en el que he estado. So many people to thank along the way. Especially the fans. Love U guys. Humbled by this journey. Wtf’s up with my awful haircut,” el escribio.
The Rock would go on to become an eight-time WWE champion and later one of the top action stars in Hollywood, from being featured in the “The Fast and the Furious” saga to starring on his own show “Ballers.”
Since stepping away from being in the ring full time, The Rock has made sporadic appearances. He appeared last on the SmackDown 20th anniversary show in October 2019.