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Making The Case: Why The Rock is Professional Wrestling’s GOAT – @TheRock

Written by Colby Faria

Next up in my “Making The Case” series is “The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment”, The Rock.

If you’ve missed any previous editions of the series and would like to check them out, click below!

Making The Case: Chris Jericho

Making The Case: John Cena

Making The Case: Hulk Hogan

Making The Case: Ric Flair

Making The Case: Shawn Michaels

Now, let’s get into The Rock’s case for being the GOAT…

Real Name – Dwayne Johnson

Wrestling Name – The Rock

Birthday – May 2nd, 1972 (Age 47)

Years Active – 22 years (1996-2018)

Championships and Accolades

WWE/WWF – World Championship (10x), Intercontinental Championship (2x), Tag-Team Championships (5x), Royal Rumble Winner (1x)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated – Match of The Year (2x), Most Popular Wrestler of The Year (2x), Wrestler of The Year (1x), Ranked # 2 Singles Wrestler (2000)

Wrestling News Observer – Best Box Office Draw (3x), Best Gimmick (1x), Most Charismatic Wrestler of The Year (6x), Most Improved Wrestler of The Year (1x), Wrestler Observer Hall of Fame (Class of 2007)

Making The Case

The most charismatic Wrestler of all-time was undoubtedly, The Rock. His presence on the mic was absolutely unmatched and had the in-ring skill to boot. From his movements to his mannerisms to his disdain for his opponent, his charisma in the ring was something we’ve never seen before. Not to mention how electric he was on the mic, couple that with him being a 3rd generation Wrestler and an elite College Football athlete, it had all the makings to produce one of the best Wrestlers we’d ever see…and he somehow exceeded those expectations.

Thanks for reading! Follow me on Twitter (@TattedCJ) for the next installment of “Making The Case”, where I will make the case of why “The Deadman”, The Undertaker is the GOAT!

About the author

Colby Faria

24, Boston, MA, Pats, Bruins, Celtics, Blue Jays, LSU, Pro Wrestling, MMA & Boxing | Twitter - @TattedCJ