The Rock picks the most important match in WWE history

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The former WWE star The Rock is quite active on social and keeps an eye on the happenings of the wrestling world. He recently revealed which match he thinks is the most important one in his life.

The Rock picks Hulk Hogan vs Iron Sheik

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The Rock has been part of several high-profile clashes during his entire career in WWE. He has been a huge fan of pro wrestling as the business runs in his rich Samoan lineage.

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The Great One recently responded to a Tweet by WWE On Fox’s account. They had sent out a tweet that saw an image asking fans to name what they thought was the most important match in WWE history.

The Rock went on to reveal his choice and said that the match between Hulk Hogan and Iron Sheik from 1984 was an important affair in the WWE history. He wrote: “ Hogan vs Sheik. NYC. Garden. 1984. (seminal match with historic implications and a legit bounty thrown in the mix)”

You can check out the Tweet below:

The match took place at Madison Square Garden and it was special for Hulk Hogan as he had tallied his first WWE Championship win. The match saw a storyline replacement as The Hulkster was named a last minute replacement for the Sheik’s original opponent Bob Backlund.

The match also saw an iconic moment in the history of WWE as Hogan became the first person to escape Sheik’s destructive submission hold, the camel clutch. The fans saw the inception of legendary ‘Hulkamania’ as color commentator at the event, Gorilla Monsoon said the famous words: “Hulkamania is here!”

Rumors state that during that match, a bounty was placed for Iron Sheik to break Hogan’s leg so that he could not wrestle again. However, the it stands as a rumor upto this day, while many have disproved it as well. The match was one of the greatest matches and undoubtedly The Great One had a good pick.

The Rock has been away from WWE for quite some time. Last time he was seen in a segment on SmackDown’s 20th anniversary show back in 2019, when he was joined by the then- WWE Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch. They had laid an attack on Baron Corbin.

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