The Rock stars in Hercules, which is set for a release on July 25th. The myth that surrounds the Greek demigod is that he had to overcome 12 labors, which is fitting for our feature on one of WWE's greatest
Wrestling Inc. is proud to give you The Rock's 12 Greatest Moments In WWE History, counting down the top moments of his wrestling career.
Without further ado, here is our second installment, where we continue with numbers 8 to 5:
8. The Birth of "If Ya Smell What The Rock Is Cooking" With Gennifer Flowers
Ahead of his match against Ken Shamrock at WrestleMania XIV, The Rock participated in a sit-down interview with Gennifer Flowers, a model and actress who claimed to have a sexual relationship with former U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Flowers spoke to The Rock, who was just starting to come into his own as "The Great One," being the Intercontinental Champion at the time.
Johnson ripped on the homeless, the judicial system, and how he would run the White House. When telling Flowers he'd be a hung jury, he followed up by saying, "If ya smell what The Rock is cooking."
It definitely stuck, and little did observers know at the time, the catchphrase would go on to be one of the greatest and most popular in pro wrestling history.
7. The Rock's Famous Armageddon 2000 Promo
Arguably the best comedic promo in the history of the WWE, The Rock spoke to Kevin Kelly on an episode of Raw in New Jersey about his bout at Armageddon 2000, which was a 6-Man Hell In A Cell Match alongside Triple H, Kurt Angle, Rikishi, The Undertaker, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Johnson imitated all six wrestlers while speaking to Kelly, which included saying Angle was going to drink a big glass of milk and take Viagra, and also labeling Rikishi as a "thong-wearing fatty."
The clip has famously made the rounds on YouTube, and it's even pleasurable for people who know very little about pro wrestling in general. Perhaps the cherry on top was when The Rock pulled out an Austin cap, and put it on Kelly once he was done his impersonations.
Somehow, Kelly kept a straight face during the entire interview.
6. The First Rock Concert
The Rock hosted several "Rock Concerts," where he would play an acoustic guitar in the middle of the ring and ridicule opponents and authority figures, including Goldberg John Cena, and Vickie Guerrero.
But none were more memorable than the first Rock Concert on Raw, played in Sacramento, California, one week before his anticipated showdown against Steve Austin at WrestleMania XIX.
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