Introduction: Time for a Change?
Supporters of professional wrestling believe it to be an escape. It serves as relief from a world that makes little sense and is equally as insane. So, for them, it doesn’t matter whether the outcome of the match was predetermined or not because they have found comfort in something that offers them a seemingly sweet escape from reality. When you’re watching a match, you can enjoy the comedy of errors and feel safe in knowing the outcomes are pre-determined. But when Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returned to the world of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) after a seven year hiatus, something just wasn’t right. Things were different, and not in a good way. Every Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H or Shawn Michaels match had the same ring that they would just walk around in and eventually a match would start. With Johnson, everything was different. He and his opponent Randy Orton were fighting in a steel cage with no escape and it made sense. There were no signs, bells or whistles that would be part of an eight-time World Champion’s comeback match. Sense of humor: Dead
What’s the Difference Between a Brawler and a Grappler?
In professional wrestling, a brawler and a grappler are two completely different types of performers. A brawler is someone who is great at throwing punches, whereas a grappler excels in submission moves. Because of this, some of the greatest grapplers in the world are former brawlers. Someone who is able to use punches as a weapon but also knows how to apply submission holds are best at what they do. In a grappling match, someone who is able to throw punches and also know how to apply submission holds is usually considered more formidable than someone who can only throw punches.
Someone who is best known for their punching ability is Brock Lesnar. Lesnar has shown that he is equally adept at striking as he is at grappling. Lesnar made a name for himself as a college football player and in the WWE, he was billed as being able to bench press 500 lbs. He continued with this brawling style until the WWE asked him to become a wrestler. At first, WWE wanted him to be their version of The Incredible Hulk and have Lesnar wear blue shorts and shirt with red shorts. Lesnar refused this first version of the gimmick and changed his name to “The Next Big Thing” by The New Age Outlaws. Lesnar then moved on to being billed as a “Brawler.” This meant that he was advertised to be a brawler and not a grappler.
Dwayne Elizondo’s Former Gimmicks & Where He is Today in WWE
In the past, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had two great gimmicks. He was The Rock, a bisexual wrestler who had the ability to throw punches like nobody’s business and could also apply submission holds effortlessly. He was also The Scorpion King, another wrestler who had a serious phobia of needles and could use those same submission holds. In the early 2000’s, Dwayne Elizondo went by the name The Rock. He was a professional wrestler who used his wrestling skill to get fired from every job he ever held.
After being let go from his latest job, he decided to switch gears and became a wrestler instead. He started training out at a local wrestling school, where he befriended Devon Hughes, who would stick around and become his tag team partner for a little bit of time. He used his newfound wrestling abilities to get hired at WWE, where he would be known as The Rock. After a few years, he was fired by the WWE because Vince McMahon felt that The Rock was too much of a troublemaker.
The Story Behind Dwayne Elizondo’s 2006 Feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin and How This Led to His 2007 Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match With Matt Hardy
During the 2006 WWE Great American Bash PPV event, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin and the McMahons were involved in a huge four-way match. Things seemed to be going well for The Rock until his former nemesis Stone Cold Steve Austin interfered. He then proceeded to beat up The Rock by elbowing him in the face and throwing him into the ringpost. This led to a big feud between The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin which ultimately led to the WWE Superstar being eliminated from the 2007 Royal Rumble match in his first ever attempt.
The story behind the feud traces back to two incidents that took place between the two superstars. In fact, it was the clash of these two incidents that led to Dwayne The Rock Johnson being involved in this feud.
In May 2006, Dwayne Johnson and Stone Cold Steve Austin were on their way to a WWE sponsored event in New York City. Unfortunately for Austin, his bus came off the road and he went through a guardrail which landing him in critical condition. The incident meant that he would be unable to wrestle for the WWE at that time.
“This was one of those things where on the bus, we were having a good time, Austin said to Johnson. “You know what I’m saying? And Steve Austin started puking—this is 2006, you know what I mean? So Steve just threw up all over the place and was rolling on the floor, you know? So everybody is just laughing. But I thought he was dead. I honestly thought he was dead.”
Dwayne Johnson, meanwhile, claims that it was Stone Cold Steve Austin who had just puked up all over the place and that Austin hit a guardrail when he fell down. He says that they were laughing while Austin was hitting the rail and that they never saw it coming because nobody saw this coming.
After things didn’t seem to be working out in the WWE, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson decided to take a break from wrestling. He was making movies, and they were doing extremely well so he left the WWE and took a long vacation. During this time, he made movies like The Game Plan and Be Cool and continued to grow his movie career. While on his vacation, he did a lot of reading and had a lot of time to think…
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“The Post-WWE” was the debut of a cryptic Twitter account which revealed that at one point in his career, Dwayne Johnson was offered a position in The WWE Programming Department under the name “Herbert Camacho,” with an office located in Stamford, Connecticut. Herbert dreamed of creating a new brand for WWE and began working on this project under the screen name “dwayne elizondo mountain dew herbert camacho. It was rumored that the account was created by Dwayne Johnson himself.
“The Post-WWE” refers to the period of time between January 2006 and March 2012, leaving out a stop at South Georgia Wrestling Entertainment in 2007. On August 16, 2011, “dwayne elizondo mountain dew herbert camacho” signed a contract with WWE.
The tweets were removed on March 27, 2012. The page was removed from Twitter on March 24th and the account was deactivated shortly thereafter.