The Rock has been holding multiple Q&A’s on his social media accounts in an effort to distract fans from their current quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Brahma Bull’s most recent video has him discussing his epic Attitude Era feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Highlights are below.
Their early feud when Rocky was in Nation of Domination:
We had a night, we had a first night to see if there was any heat or attraction between Stone Cold’ Steve Austin and myself,” Rock recalled. “We come out live on RAW, and we come out at the top of the ramp … we come out and Stone Cold basically says, ‘Bring it, I don’t give a s— who you are, what color you are, one of you, all four of you come on down to the ring and get some of this.
Going into WrestleMania 15 shortly after Austin recovered from his broken neck:
Steve had broken his neck and he’d come back from a broken neck, so he was very particular with who he wrestled with,” Rock recalled. “He trusted me and there were only a handful of guys he trusted with at that time.
How everyone backstage felt about their most epic clash at WrestleMania 17:
So much of our stuff had to be adlibbed because Steve was working with a broken neck,” Rock stated. “Every night was a different match—we knew the finish, whether he would win or I would win, but we had to call everything out in the ring. Basically, based on how he would feel. … We have a phenomenal match. The night before we went out for a steak dinner, myself, Austin, Pat Patterson. We were talking about the match, it was a nice quiet before the storm because who knows what would happen the next day
Finally defeating The Rattlesnake at WrestleMania 19:
I hit him with three Rock Bottom—I believe it was three Rock Bottoms—appropriately that’s what you need to beat ‘The Rattlesnake,'” Rock said. “You can actually see me as I sit up and he’s laying there—in front of everybody—and I whisper to him, ‘I thank you so much for everything that you have done for me.’ And I said, ‘I love you,’ and I heard him say, ‘I love you, too.’
Check it out below. (H/T and transcribed by Wrestling Inc.)
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Great question from you guys on how did I feel headlining a record three WrestleManias with @steveaustinbsr and how he influenced my career. It’s so simple ~ I love and respect that man and was truly TRULY my honor to share the ring and make history with him and create “magic” that will never be duplicated. Love you brother and as always, “thank you for the house” 🍺 🥃