Happy 44th birthday to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. The man, the myth, the legend. The Rock and Stone Cold feud pretty much turned me into a rabid wrestling fan. I watched here and there and always paid attention to what was going on, but it was that feud that hooked me. I was in the crowd on this night and it is one of my favorite childhood memories.
The ending of Backlash 2000 remains one of my favorite moments of all-time in wrestling history. Everyone was hoping Steve Austin would show up to help The Rock who was getting his ass-kicked by Triple H and McMahon's henchmen. Finally, Austin showed up and everyone in the crowd went nuts. The Rock walked out of Backlash as champion and the crowd went BANANAS. Reactions like this rarely happen in the WWE anymore.
So happy birthday to The Great One and may he have many more.