The Rock Talks About WrestleMania Appearance, Muhammad Ali Story

WWE legend The Rock posted a photo of himself at WrestleMani 30 on Instagram with a story about his long road to the historic show. The Rock

“Crazy story.. In 1997 (1 yr. into my wrestling career) I started using the moniker ‘The People’s Champion’ in honor of one of my heroes Muhammad Ali. In 1998 the Ali family came to see me wrestle in Louisville, Ky. and gave me the officially nod from Muhammad himself to carry the ‘People’s Champ’ name proudly.”

“”From that defining night in Louisville to last night’s WRESTLEMANIA 30 in New Orleans, I proudly stand The People’s Champ. To me, it’ll always mean much more than a nickname… it’s a very special connection. THANK YOU. #PeoplesChamp4Life #ThxStoneCold4TheBeers.”