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I feared Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson would not survive in WWE after awful debut – Wrestling legend, The Undertaker

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WWE legend, Undertaker has admitted he feared for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s career after he made his “awful” professional debut in 1996.

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The Rock first appeared on the wrestling scene as a smiling youngster and made his debut at Survivor Series at the Madison Square Garden.

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According to Undertaker, the crowd’s reaction to the Rock’s character led him to believe he wouldn’t be around for long.

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Speaking to Gary Vaynerchuk on YouTube, Undertaker said: “He came into Madison Square Garden, and they’d given him the name of Rocky Maivia. Oh my gosh, it was awful.

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Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, continued “I mean, they handcuffed him right out of the get go, right? I remember watching him, and the Garden [fans], they’re merciless if they don’t like what you’re doing. And man, they just lit him up.”

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“I had no clue to how charismatic he was.

“I was like, ‘Such a shame, he’s not gonna be here long.’”

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Undertaker added: “Once he got to The Nation of Domination, it had completely flipped.

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“By the time he was at the end of his run with them, I was like, ‘He’s not gonna be here long.’

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“You could just tell that he was destined [to move on to better things].”

By Michael

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