The Rock had success in the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/E) as one of the cardinal figures and among the most charismatic of the Attitude Era: he is also recognized as the second most important icon of this period.
In 2011 he made his return to WWE and has continued to struggle sporadically to this day. The Rock headlined the most-bought professional wrestling pay-per-view event ever, WrestleMania XXVIII, and was featured in among the most watched episodes of WWE's television shows, WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown.
He has won several championships, being a two-time Intercontinental Champion, a five-time tag team champion, and a ten-time world champion. He was also a Royal Rumble match winner and WWE's sixth Triple Crown champion. In his latest Q&A, he revealed the highest and lowest points in his WWE career: “It was my very first WrestleMania as Intercontinental Champion.
I wrestled The Sultan, who’s also Rikishi. He’s my family, my ainga. And 15,000 people in Chicago were chanting ‘Rocky sucks.’ And this is WrestleMania. And I remember Rikishi telling me, ‘Don’t listen to them.’ But you can’t help it.
You’re listening to them. That was the culmination that the company felt like we can’t do anything anymore with Rocky — me — Rocky Maivia. They took the belt off me. They gave it to somebody else — Owen Hart I think it was.
My dear friend. Rest in peace. And I got hurt and was sent home for the summer. Now, that was my low because now I’m at home, I have no money, and I’m thinking my wrestling career is just like my football career. It’s all just gonna end before it actually begins.
I’m thinking, ‘Jesus Christ. Do I go to law school, because I wanted to work for the CIA? And I thought, ‘Well, I can’t afford law school, and my study habits are the s**ts. Do I even consider UFC? Do I do UFC?’ And I went ‘Well, I’d prefer not to get punched in the face. Do I go to Japan to wrestle in Japan? I don’t know even if I could do that. I’d need a fresh start."