The Rock Reflects On 17th Anniversary Of Wrestlemania Match vs Hulk Hogan


This previous weekend marked the 17 yr anniversary of The Rock and Hulk Hogan's "Icon vs Icon" match at Wrestlemania 18, wherein The Hulkster "handed the torch" to Dwayne Johnson.

Just as he did for the 16th anniversary of this iconic Wrestlemania match, The Rock took to social media to replicate on that memorable second which occurred in entrance of a bought out crowd on the Skydome in Toronto again in 2002.

"Torch handed. Grateful. 

This previous weekend @WWE celebrated the 17th anniversary of what was billed as “ICON vs ICON” to find out who would go down in @WWE historical past as THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. It was yours actually, VS The Immortal Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania. What made this match so particular was that there was no Heavyweight Championship on the road. Just two males. Just two careers. And 85,000+ of probably the most insane ELECTRIC crowd I've ever had the privilege to carry out in entrance of. 

It was nearly as if each single person who evening within the Toronto SkyDome made up their thoughts that they might give each ounce of power that they had as a result of they knew this match was solely going to be seen as soon as in a lifetime. My pal and childhood hero, Hulk Hogan handed the torch to me on this historic evening which decreed me changing into “THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME”, however the reality is - to me - the GOAT are the three males who paved the way in which for me and so many others in professional wrestling/ @hulkhogan @ricflairnatureboy @steveaustinbsr I simply labored very onerous, related with the viewers and caught a break. These GOATS had been ok to acknowledge I had one thing to supply and graciously handed the torch. Grateful."