The Rock is one of the greatest WWE superstars the company has ever had, as, during the Monday Night Wars battle against WCW in the 1990s, he was one of the main reasons why WWE came out on top and why the company is as strong as it is today.
So when The People's Champion shows some respect towards a WWE superstar and says he could be the next big thing in the business, you better listen up, as the guy knows what it takes to be the best in the WWE.
During a recent NXT live event, Ricochet did his of variation of The Rock's Rock Bottom finisher at a live event which many have called the Rock Bottom Flip, and it seems to have caught the attention of The Rock himself.
The ten-time world champion said in reaction to the move: "He’s the man! Love the stuff King is doing and will no doubt be the leader in ushering in a new era of our wrestling business. Future champ."
Ricochet caught wind of The Great One's kind comments and replied to the WWE legend on Twitter, as he said: "Thanks man, that truly means the world. And besides, gotta give a shout out to the most Electrifying Move in sports entertainment! #PeoplesElbow #PeoplesMoonsault"
Only time will tell if Ricochet is able to live up to The Rock's expectation in the WWE, but most fans seem to agree with The People's Champion that The One and Only is an incredible in-ring performer, so it might not be long until he has his first title run in NXT.
Ricochet has already competed for a title in WWE, as he was part of a six-man ladder match for the brand new NXT North American Championship at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans earlier this month, which was eventually won by Adam Cole.
The One and Only said himself in a recent interview with WWE that he takes a lot of his wrestling style from The Great One.
He said: "Well, my style is a combination of all my favorite wrestlers growing up, between AJ Styles, Matt Sydal (aka Evan Bourne), Amazing Red, Jack Evans and a lot of The Rock. (Laughs) But I try to take something from all those guys and combine it into what I wanted to be inside the ring."
As for his own career goals, Ricochet said he just wants to become the best performer he can be and inspire others to reach their own goals.
"Honestly, when I first started, I never thought I'd make it to the WWE. So now that I am here, my only goal is to become the best performer I can be and try to be an inspiration for my son and anyone, really, who doesn't think their dreams are possible because of where they're from or their circumstances. If I can inspire even one person to follow their dreams, then it will all be worth it!"
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