The Rock Celebrates the Undertaker's WWE Career Before Survivor Series Farewell

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistNovember 22, 2020

FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019 file photo, actor Dwayne Johnson poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Jumanji The Next Level', in central London.   Johnson will revisit his younger years in a new NBC comedy series called โ€œThe Rock,โ€ which is the retired pro wrestler's nickname. NBC said Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020  that it's ordered 11 episodes of the show inspired by Johnson, who will appear and also serve as an executive producer.  (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
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With The Undertaker's legendary career drawing to an end, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson reflected on his time with The Deadman in WWE.

The Rock recounted a story from his early days in the WWF in 1996 (warning: tweet contains profanity):

Dwayne Johnson @TheRock

30yrs ago today, he made his iconic #SurvivorSeries debut. Like EVERYONE - I was in awe as a rookie in the @WWE when his first words pierced my soul as he walked in the dressing room and said, โ€œMuthafuckaโ€ True story ๐Ÿ˜‚ Honored to share the ring w you, my brother. #ThankYouTaker https://t.co/ULlppOQlCa

The Rock's run as a full-time wrestler was brief, but he and The Undertaker were two driving forces behind the company's success during the Attitude Era. According to Triple H, 'Taker may have been indirectly responsible for what become one of the most popular finishing moves of all time.

Triple H told TMZ Sports in May how The Rock devised The People's Elbow as an attempt to make The Undertaker break character and laugh in the ring.

Thirty years ago to the day, The Undertaker made his on-screen debut in the WWF at Survivor Series. The company has promoted his "Final Farewell" for Sunday's Survivor Series pay-per-view.

It's unclear how WWE will send the future Hall of Famer on his way, but this will close the chapter on one of the greatest runs in wrestling history.


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