6. When WWF Wrestlers Didn’t Want The Rock To Be In The Main Event of WrestleMania 15
10 Time World Champion The Rock once recalled a story where WWF wrestlers didn’t want him to be in the main event of WrestleMania 15 with Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWF Championship. Below is what The Rock said:
“What makes that match so special was because it was my first WrestleMania as Heavyweight Champion and there were so many dudes in the locker room who were trying to squash that main event. It was like a long ass line that formed to Vince McMahon’s office where all the top guys, many of them, were trying to stop that main event.
‘Rock has no business being in the main event’, ‘he’s a young kid’, ‘he’s a rookie’, ‘he has no business being in it’, but Vince had wanted that main event and one dude, the only dude, by the way, who could say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to it, was Steve Austin and that cat went to them, the old man, Vince, and came to me, and he was like, ‘I want you to be my partner. You’re my partner – you’re my dancing partner in this thing.’
I appreciated that so much and just in that moment, we created just this great bond of trust and we went on to headline three other WrestleManias. We went on to break records. We went on to break every attendance record, every arena record across the United States. It was amazing and it was a hell of a run.
I’ll never forget it. I appreciate that, Steve.”