History YMMV / DwayneJohnson

25th Jun '17 5:19:52 PM brc2000
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* AwesomeEgo: As The Rock; it's what got him XPacHeat in his first {{heel}} run, until it got him over, and has been one of his defining character traits ever since. Even when Johnson is designated as a heel, the fans love it and cheer him for it, and he's one of (if not the) best examples in all wrestling.

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* AwesomeEgo: As The Rock; it's what got him XPacHeat in his first {{heel}} run, until it got him over, and has It's been one of his defining character traits as The Rock ever since.since his first {{heel}} turn, and thanks to his considerable microphone skills and creativity when it comes to trash talking, it managed to get him past his initial XPacHeat, and turned him into one of the most popular wrestlers in the business. Even when Johnson is designated as a heel, the fans love it and cheer him for it, and he's one of (if not the) best examples in all wrestling.



* GrowingTheBeard: He's always been regarded as a "pretty good" at worst when it came to wrestling but his "Flex Kavana" which he admitted to thinking sounded cool when he first came up with it, wasn't one of his best ideas, which he also admitted. Rocky Maivia was even worse, and he knew it the moment it was suggested, repeatedly shooting it down until he got to the WWF main roster and no longer had a choice. All the boos he got proved him correct, but then things got better.

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* GrowingTheBeard: He's always been regarded as a "pretty good" at worst when it came to wrestling wrestling, but his "Flex Kavana" Kavana," which he admitted to thinking sounded cool when he first came up with it, wasn't one of his best ideas, which he also admitted. Rocky Maivia was even worse, His initial WWF run as the squeaky-clean babyface "Rocky Maivia" didn't fare much better, with fans quickly growing tired of the gimmick, eventually leading to him being booed by those who felt he didn't deserve his push. Things got better for him once he made a FaceHeelTurn and he knew it the moment it was suggested, repeatedly shooting it down until he got joined Wrestling/TheNationOfDomination. He added more edge and personality to the WWF main roster character, was allowed to show off his mic skills, and no longer had a choice. All started going by "The Rock," gradually transforming into the boos he got proved him correct, but then things got better.character who would become one of the biggest names in the history of professional wrestling.
7th Jun '17 8:44:08 AM thecarolinabull01
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: At the start, many expected his acting career to fizzle out. A wrestler becoming a successful actor was unheard of, and predicted to be a schlock fest like the {{Narm}} films of Wrestling/HulkHogan. More than a decade later, he's still a successful box office draw.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: At the start, many expected his acting career to fizzle out. A wrestler becoming a successful actor was unheard of, and predicted to be a schlock fest like the {{Narm}} films of Wrestling/HulkHogan. More than a decade later, he's still a successful box office draw.draw, and even then it took him several years to achieve this.
9th Mar '17 4:44:27 PM TroperBeDoper
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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: At the start, many expected his acting career to fizzle out. A wrestler becoming a successful actor was unheard of, and predicted to be a schlock fest like the {{Narm}} films of Wrestling/HulkHogan. More than a decade later, he's still a successful box office draw.
9th Feb '17 10:41:52 PM Scabbard
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* DoingItForTheArt: Johnson doesn't need the money to [[CatchPhrase come BACK to WWE]]]. His ''[=WrestleMania=] 28'' feud with Cena came at a time with no movie to promote (''Journey 2'' was released prior to ''Elimination Chamber 2012'', too late to generate any real box office bump; ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' was still months away from release). He showed his goosebumps to the camera while in the middle of the ring during a ''RAW'' episode. If you were someone who thought The Rock wanted nothing to do with wrestling ever again (a popular sentiment on the IWC once "The Rock" was dropped from his name for a few years), The Rock promptly laid the smackdown on your candy-ass notion.

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* DoingItForTheArt: Johnson doesn't need the money to [[CatchPhrase come BACK to WWE]]].WWE]]. His ''[=WrestleMania=] 28'' feud with Cena came at a time with no movie to promote (''Journey 2'' was released prior to ''Elimination Chamber 2012'', too late to generate any real box office bump; ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' was still months away from release). He showed his goosebumps to the camera while in the middle of the ring during a ''RAW'' episode. If you were someone who thought The Rock wanted nothing to do with wrestling ever again (a popular sentiment on the IWC once "The Rock" was dropped from his name for a few years), The Rock promptly laid the smackdown on your candy-ass notion.
25th Jan '17 11:09:26 AM dsneybuf
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* AscendedMeme: When The Rock returned to the WWE, he called Wrestling/JohnCena a "big fat bowl of Fruity Pebbles". Not long after, Post made a marketing deal with Cena for...you guessed it, Fruity Pebbles.
17th Sep '16 8:49:06 PM TheFallofElDorado
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** Among animation fans, him [[AnimationAgeGhetto calling the medium a "genre"]].
17th Apr '16 9:55:44 PM Tork
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** An early meme was the "Rockblock" where a naked woman (usually a celebrity) would be covered up by the Rock nicely asking, "Hey guys, what's going on?"
5th Apr '16 9:43:44 PM Nyame
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** The base was further broken after ''Wrestling/WrestleMania 32'', which, barring a few select moments/matches, had been seen as being booked to spite the hardcore audience. Having to endure over three hours (five counting the pre-show, which was two hours long) of the event, the fans had to endure a half-hour segment consisting of the Dallas cheerleaders and Rocky screwing around with a flamethrower just so he could announce to the fans that they had broken the WWE attendance record and bury the already incredibly damaged Wrestling/WyattFamily with a returning Wrestling/JohnCena (who was still injured but showed up that weekend to help promote Mania and induct Music/SnoopDogg into the Hall of Fame). This especially pissed the fans off because the highly anticipated Wrestling/BrockLesnar match with Wrestling/DeanAmbrose was given barely ten minutes and made into a thinly veiled SquashMatch, wasting the build and killing Ambrose's momentum. A lot of the time of Rocky's segment could've been given to that match. Not helping things was this was right before the main event, and many fans wanted to get Reigns' win over with so they could leave. This led to many fans complaining that Rocky hadn't really put anyone over since Cena and was only coming back to go into business for himself. Ironically, many considered the one saving grace of that segment was the return of the aforementioned Cena, who the fans began to miss desperately after having to endure months of terrible booking and having the much less charismatic/talented Wrestling/RomanReigns as the focus of the show.
10th Jan '16 11:51:02 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* GrowingTheBeard: He's always been regarded as a "pretty good" at worst when it came to wrestling but his "Flex Kavana" which he admitted to thinking sounded cool when he first came up with it, wasn't one of his best ideas, which he also admitted. Rocky Maivia was even worse, and he knew it the moment it was suggested, repeatedly shooting it down until he got to the WWF main roster and no longer had a choice. All the boos he got proved him correct, but then things got better.



* ItGetsBetter: He's always been regarded as a "pretty good" at worst when it came to wrestling but his "Flex Kavana" which he admitted to thinking sounded cool when he first came up with it, wasn't one of his best ideas, which he also admitted. Rocky Maivia was even worse, and he knew it the moment it was suggested, repeatedly shooting it down until he got to the WWF main roster and no longer had a choice. All the boos he got proved him correct, but then things got better.
20th Nov '15 3:39:44 PM Nyame
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** an attempt to invoke this recently backfired... [[InternetBackdraft very]] [[TheScrappy badly]] as an attempt to put over Wrestling/RomanReigns at the 2015 Royal Rumble. To say this didn't work is quite the understatement.

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** an An attempt to invoke this recently backfired... [[InternetBackdraft very]] [[TheScrappy badly]] as an attempt to put over Wrestling/RomanReigns at the 2015 Royal Rumble. To say this didn't work is quite the understatement. To be fair to both men, everyone more-or-less states that they weren't pissed at them so much as they were at the company for doing such a terrible job of booking as of late. Had this happen later down the line (such as Reigns winning the 2016 Royal Rumble after being properly built up and his character more refined), the backlash wouldn't have been so bad.
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