Former WWE star: 'WWE has always rejected a match between me and The Rock'



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Former WWE star: 'WWE has always rejected a match between me and The Rock'

One of the most iconic and most famous characters in the world of pro-wrestling and lately also one of the most beloved and important faces of Hollywood is The Rock, the multiple world champion of WWE, who has built his new career on his first successes obtained in front of the McMahon family television screens.

The first steps taken by The Rock on the big screen, derive from the early 2000s, when it reached its first great success with the film "The Scorpion King" and from there Rocky understood that his future was in the world of cinema and no longer in the wrestling rings.

For a good period of time, The Rock never returned to the Stamford company's television screens, only to make several trips in recent years, even winning another WWE title, to which he gave a new face after several months.

DDP talks about The Rock

One of the great feuds that we have never seen during the Invasion that took place in WWE, when the company bought the WCW from the Turner family, was the one between the two "People's Champion" of the respective companies and therefore on the one hand The Rock and on the other Diamond Dallas Page.

In his latest interview on The Angle Podcast, WWE Hall of Famer DDP wanted to tell about how much he pushed with WWE to have such a match, but his request was always rejected. Regarding this topic, DDP has in fact revealed: "Every single thing I've ever told eventually happened, except when I came up with the idea of ​​People's Champion vs People's Champion.

I would have liked so much to go on stage. Vince wanted me in that stalker thing because he wanted to get the better of the other company (WCW ed). I never thought about it, because you know, it's all about money. We would have raised a lot of money, me and The Rock, but it wasn't just that.

It was like, 'You guys are gonna slap each other like bitches for 83 weeks.' Now we're not gonna send you over. And in the end I understood, it was just a business question." Former WWE Superstar and current backstage official Shane 'Hurricane' Helms posted a Twitter post explaining that he was watching The Rock and Booker T wrestle each other from SummerSlam 2001.

Helms would go on to add that he wished the two men had wrestled against each other more. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson spotted the tweet and responded to it, stating that he too wishes that he and Booker T had wrestled each other more, before going on to praise the WWE Hall of Famer.

"Thank you, brother. I do too actually. One of my biggest regrets was not having a long run [with] Book. He was one of my fav workers and the best pure athlete I've ever wrestled with. Fluid, sharp, believable movements and work style. I always say his moves had a rare swagger."