Dwayne Johnson had some type phrases for the Lifeless Man (Photograph: WWE)
The wrestling celebrity turned Hollywood heavyweight – who joined the promotion six years after the Lifeless Man’s 1990 debut – mirrored on his first backstage assembly with the icon when the long run world champion was nonetheless a ‘rookie’.
Sharing a snap of the pair on Twitter, Johnson wrote: ’30yrs in the past at this time, he made his iconic #SurvivorSeries debut.
‘Like EVERYONE – I used to be in awe as a rookie within the @WWE when his first phrases pierced my soul as he walked within the dressing room and stated, “Muthaf***a”
‘True story… Honored to share the ring w you, my brother. #ThankYouTaker (sic)’
In the meantime, The Rock recently had some very kind words for Undertaker – whose actual title is Mark Calaway – as he insisted ‘a handful of fellows’ tried to carry him down.
Talking in WWE Community’s Assembly The Undertaker, he stated: ‘One of many essential issues that I wanna say about The Undertaker – that is stuff I’ve by no means shared, however I do wanna share it as a result of it’s essential.
‘Once I began to make the transfer and phrase began to get round that the workplace was priming me for a WWE Championship run, there have been a handful of fellows within the enterprise at the moment, they did all the pieces they may to cease that run from occurring.
‘Undertaker was a type of guys who was at all times so regular, telling me “Don’t fear about it, child. You simply bought out, you retain doing all your factor, you may have a hell of a future.” ‘
Dwayne revealed how having ‘Taker there to assist him meant lots, and he praised the enduring celebrity’s ardour for the professional wrestling world.
‘He would ask me, “You hit 30 but?” “No, not but.” “F**ok. In the future you’ll, your bones will likely be sore.”‘ he laughed.
‘I at all times admire that about Mark, as a result of it spoke volumes about his integrity and love for the enterprise. I’ll at all times be glad about that.’