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The Rock reveals top WWE Superstars wanted him off the WrestleMania 15 main event

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Dwyane 'The Rock' Johnson is a WWE legend and a sure fire Hall of Famer when he gets nominated.

If you were to create a Mount Rushmore of professional wrestling, you would be hard pushed to find a good reason to leave out The Rock, especially with Hulk Hogan's racism storm that came out recently.

However, it seems like there was a time when Rocky wasn't as widely loved or respected, especially in the WWE locker room.

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Serious Revolt

On Johnson's recent Facebook Live Stream, the former WWE Champion revealed that other professional wrestlers wanted to get him out of the Main Event of WrestleMania 15.

"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," Rock revealed.

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The Rock didn't name any names in his revelation, but it would be a reasonable assumption to guess that Shawn Michaels, Triple H and the rest of D-Generation X were the ones banging on Vince McMahon's door.

"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', Rock added.

Austin's Backing

Rocky then went on to say that the final decision lay at the hands of Stone Cold Steve Austin, with the Texas Rattlesnake putting his full faith in The Rock for the two of them to have a special match, which they delivered.

"..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," he revealed.

The Rock called Austin a "good man " and a "very good friend". On Austin putting his name on the line for the Rock, the Rock concluded, "I'll never forget it. I appreciate that, Steve."

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