“He fucks with me”: Dwayne Johnson reveals the start of a real rivalry with Stone Cold Steve Austin

One of the biggest rivalries in wrestling was between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Not only did Steve Austin and Dwayne Johnson go in completely different directions after their feud. More than anything, it changed both of their lives. While Johnson has given up on his wrestling career and focuses entirely on Hollywood, Austin has taken a well-deserved break.

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The Rock and Stone Cold were two of the hottest characters in the world of professional wrestling and they left a big piece in the hearts of fans when they both decided to leave. While Austin walked out of the wrestling ring in 2005 with all the admiration in the world, things were different from Johnson.

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Austin and Johnson had their final match at WrestleMania XIX and everyone knew Austin was going to leave. So he put on a hell of a performance and won the cheers of the people while the people’s champion won the game.

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But after that, The Great One would make fewer and fewer WWE appearances. This would lead to his final match with the company in the 2000s when he faced Evolution with Mick Foley at his side. While fans got a Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection revival, Johnson left WWE after it wasn’t what fans expected. Johnson left WWE and became the biggest movie star of the next decade.

Dwayne Johnson talks about his rivalry with Steve Austin

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In the latest episode of WWE Rivals, the superstars discuss the rivalry between Steve Austin and Dwayne Johnson. While talking about Austin’s popularity, Johnson saidThe popularity of Stone Cold has reached a point where it had to be experienced. And we chatted, but at the same time, there was never animosity but competition. And at that time he had an 8 x 10 mat. He signs and I remember he jokingly signed a picture for me.

The picture said “Hey Rock, you might get there one day, keep working hard. Stone Cold Steve Austin Number 1,“The Rock continued,”And I thought, oh he’s kidding me. But then I look and realize that’s how he signed his autograph. Stone Cold Steve Austin Number 1.

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