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The Rock posts great story about Vince McMahon to celebrate SmackDown Live 900

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To many people, The Rock is still the most electrifying man sports entertainment has ever seen.

The Great One. The Brahma Bull. The People's Champion. He's all of the above, but, over the last decade, he is more commonly known as a Hollywood superstar.

Dwayne Johnson has successfully transitioned from the WWE ring to the big screen and, according to Forbes, the 44-year-old earned $64.5 million in 2016 making him the highest-paid actor in the world.

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Quite incredible when you consider the likes of Leonardo Di Caprio are still very active, but that's another story.

Either way, the third-generation superstar has kept his up his ties with the WWE in recent years and continues to make sporadic appearances.

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However, with SmackDown Live just airing their 900th show this week, some younger fans might not know that the Blue Brand was initially named after one of The Rock's many famous catchphrases.

To pay homage to the show The Great One helped create, the WWE reached out to him and asked if he could say a little something about SD Live.

The Rock, as he so often is, was only too happy to oblige and put up a great Instagram post chock-full of stats and a story about Vince McMahon.

The Rock posted: "If I was given 20min total match time, I would notoriously hit the 35min mark causing a ripple effect in the 2 hour TV show. Reason this would always happen is, every night I would wrestle and only be concerned with one thing: listening to the people. And every night, I learned to let THEM dictate how long my matches were. After the match I would walk back thru the curtain and Vince would be pissed. He'd say "God dammit Rock! Great match but you went over time.

"I'd immediately say 'I'm sorry Vince and I understand, but.. I was listening to the people and you just can't rush greatness'. He would look at me with that iconic 'Vince glare' and not say a word for 4-5 very long seconds... then break out in a big smile and say 'that's right. You can't rush greatness'. Then we'd hug and I'd get his $5,000 suit all f*cked up with sweat."

The Rock was certainly greatness at the apex of his powers and every time he returns to WWE programming he creates a buzz like no other man can.

Although rumours suggest The Rock is unlikely to have a fully-fledged match at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando next April, the WWE Universe can look forward to more appearances from The Brahma Bull in the future.

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