The Rock has the record for major participation in the main events of Raw (thirty-eight in 2000), of SmackDown (thirty-six in 2000), and, together with Stone Cold Steve Austin (twelve in 2001), of pay-per-view events in one year (twelve in 2000).
Later the company itself placed him in first place in several rankings including: the greatest rivalry of WrestleMania (vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin), the greatest superstar in the history of SmackDown and funniest superstar in the history of WWE.
Speaking with Oprah Winfrey, he talked about the relationship with his father Rocky Johnson: "I’ve realized in the past couple of weeks is, it’s good to explore these feelings. And [I’m] feeling a little guilty, I didn’t get a chance to say the things that I wanted to say or I wish he would have said the things to me as a father, now as a father of three daughters.
The important critical things that anchor us that I didn’t get from him. And it’s okay to explore those feelings. But it’s also very important to heal, to make sure that we come back to an anchoring foundation of gratitude.
Gratitude for what I was able to have with him. And so I didn’t get a chance to say the things that I wanted to say to him. However, another thing that is important too is — you know, because in death, that’s when we can spiral and think, ‘Well, I should have done this, and I should have called, and I should have sent more pictures.’ But we gotta realize that the relationship that I had with my dad was a relationship that was appropriate at that time”.