Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is a megastar and has achieved everything that can be achieved, whether inside the WWE’s squared circle or in Tinseltown, Hollywood. The 10-time World champion was last seen in a WWE ring 2019, when he cut a promo with Becky Lynch. The Brahma Bull has many blockbuster movies to his name and is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood.
While many of us have always known Dwayne as The Rock, Ken Shamrock, a former UFC champion and a WWE star has something else to say. The ‘World’s Dangerous Man’ featured in the WWE programming from 1997 to 1999 and became an instant hit among the fans. Prior to WWE, the 58 year old wrestler/martial artist, was in the UFC and even won its first Superfight championship, now known as the Heavyweight Title.
However, before his Worlds Dangerous Man moniker, according to Shamrock, he was using ‘The Rock’ moniker, which ultimately was used by Dwayne after his emergence as a top star. During an interview on Casual Conversations with The Classic, Ken Shamrock opened up on the issue:
You know what man? The Rock came up and started using it. Nobody even knew the issue at all. I didn’t because I was never kind of — I never liked that, right? Just like when they came up with the dolls that had the lion skin on it with the shorts on it, I owned that. They never asked me to do that, they didn’t ask to do that so therefore I own that, so I could’ve gotten all that too but you know what? I was fine with where I was at. It didn’t matter.”
The Rock had a conversation with Ken Shamrock over the name
Ken Shamrock left WWE in 1999 to return to UFC, and went on to wrestle in the rival company TNA now known as Impact. The World’s dangerous went onto reveal that he had a conversation with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on the issue and claimed that the ‘Brahma Bull’ had no knowledge about the moniker being used by him:
“So, and me and Rocky, we talked about it one time. He didn’t even know. He’s like, ‘Really!?’ I said, ‘Yeah. Don’t worry about it. No big deal.’ It’s like, ‘I’m not gonna do anything for that’ so it’s like, I’m known as The World’s Most Dangerous Man now.”