A future Most Electrifying Man The World Has Ever Seen gracing "That '70s Show" with his presence, what happened? As usual:
World Wrestling Federation Tag Teams With Fox For Highest Rating For "That 70's Show"
STAMFORD, Conn.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Feb. 16, 1999--The World Wrestling Federation and the Fox comedy That 70's Show was the tag team to beat on Sunday February 7 in the prime time line up. In addition to winning the time slot in a special episode that starred current and former WWF Superstars, the show scored its highest household rating ever at 8.5.
Further firsts attributed in part to the inclusion of WWF talent such as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ernie Ladd, Ken Shamrock and Matt and Jeff Hardy, "The Hardy Boys" included its highest ever persons 12-17 rating (9.4), and males 12-17 rating (12.5). Moreover, the showed attained its second highest women 18-34 rating in the 1998-1999 season, its freshman year.
The premise, a visit to a World Wrestling Federation event in 1976, involved staging an event with tremendous accuracy and many knowing winks to fans and entertaining moments for the uninitiated. For example, Dwayne Johnson, 26 years old, played his father, the former WWF legend, Rocky Johnson. Another former WWF favorite, Ernie Ladd, now 69 years old, played himself --with just a little wardrobe and makeup magic!
"Every single thing you're doing right now in the wwe john , going to every show , The Rock has already done it . Every single thing you're thinking about doing , outside of the wwe , The Rock has already done it , as a matter of fact The Rock has done it better !"