Jerry Lawler was a huge Rock fan since day one. Even before his debut in the USWA. He saw the astronomical potential in him as a wrestler and a showman in a way nobody did before, maybe besides Pat Patterson. Lawler also mentioned on the 99-00 DVDs that even when Rock was a babyface and he was a heel announcer he couldn't heel on him completely because he just couldn't stop himself from reacting naturally when watching him perform. If you notice in around mid 1999 when Rock was on a meteoric rise as a babyface, King was throwing some line like "What all these people see in this guy?" just to stay in character and then singing along and laughing from anything Rock did. Jerry Lawler also called The Rock the greatest of all time on numerous occasions and the biggest star of all time in the 90s DVD, as well as the best mic worker and performer he has ever saw. King marking out in the background of Hollywood Rock on a weekly basis just made the magic that was this character even more enjoyable(And even before that during the Corporate Champ run). Awesome chemistry between them without even trying, part of it is the naturalism of it, there was nothing fake or forced, just true feeling and enjoyment on a TV show. Was also nice to hear that Rock gave his $800 shirts to Jerry.
The Rock vs Jerry Lawler could have been an amazing program but at least we got this:
Last edited by Rock316AE : 12-28-2012 at 03:23 PM.