8.2/10
98
1 user

The Rock: The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment (2008)

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Skandor Akbar, Arn Anderson, Kurt Angle
Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The career retrospective of the Animal Batista

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Afa Anoai, Steve Austin, Doug Basham
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Rise & Fall of WCW examines the storied history of World Championship Wrestling, from its beginnings in the territory system through Ted Turner's acquisition and the savage battles with... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: David Abbott, Abdullah the Butcher, Terry Allen
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Finally...the Rock has come back to WWE and finally...the Rock's story is being told in its entirety! From growing up in a sports entertainment family to playing Division 1 NCAA football at... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Brian Adams, Kurt Angle
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Hazem Ali, Muhammad Ali, Terry Allen
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In this rare match from his earliest days in sports entertainment, the man who would was not yet known as The Game takes on the legendary Ricky Steamboat on WCW Saturday Night.

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Kurt Angle, Ted Arcidi, Steve Austin
Action | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

For the first time ever, experience the rise of CM Punk with CM Punk: Best in the World! From his early days in the Indy circuit to his explosive transformation into the most unabashed, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Mike Adamle, Brent Albright, Ken Anderson
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Bret portrays in his own words, how he become: The best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be.

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Bret Hart, Abdullah the Butcher, Brian Adams
Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stars: Adnan Al-Kaissy, Lou Albano, Muhammad Ali
Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

It is the most anticipated yearly event in Sports Entertainment, an annual pop culture touch point. For more than 25 years, WrestleMania has hosted the biggest matches, the biggest stars, ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Lou Albano, Ken Anderson, André the Giant
Documentary | Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

The documentary and full story of the most frightening athlete in American history.

Director: Kevin Dunn
Stars: Mark Calaway, Paul Levesque, Brian Adams
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

THIS is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME story of two transcendent Superstars divided by polar opposite backgrounds, yet magnetized by equally larger-than-life personas. The Rock returns to the land he... See full summary »

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, John Cena, Dave Bautista
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Kurt Angle (archive footage)
...
'Stone Cold' Steve Austin (archive footage)
...
The Undertaker (archive footage)
Mike Chioda ...
Mike Chioda - Referee (archive footage)
...
Jonathan Coachman (archive footage)
A.C. Connor ...
D-Lo Brown (archive footage)
...
Michael Cole (archive footage)
Peter Fanene Maivia ...
Himself (archive footage)
Wayne Farris ...
The Honky Tonk Man (archive footage)
...
Mankind (archive footage)
...
Eddie Guerrero (archive footage)
Scott Hall ...
Scott Hall (archive footage)
...
Owen Hart (archive footage)
Earl Hebner ...
Earl Hebner - Referee (archive footage)
...
Hollywood Hulk Hogan (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

wwe | wcw | samoan | one liner | legend | See All (10) »

Genres:

Action | Sport

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 June 2008 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features WWE Vengeance (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Superficial, but entertaining, look at the career of a legend
10 February 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Dwayne Johnson, aka the Rock was one of wrestling's biggest stars during its most successful period. Along with Stone Cold Steve Austin, Mick Foley and the Undertaker, The Rock electrified audiences with his witty promos, amusing mannerisms and frenetic matches.

He was a nine time world champion before leaving wrestling for good in 2003, He has made a couple of appearances here and there, but in general doesn't seem to interested in appearing on WWE screens as a wrestler these days. The Rock is not interviewed at all on this and we instead get a narrator and some superficial factoids to show between some of his most high profile matches.

And we start with the Rock coming in as blue chipper Rocky Maivia and defeating Hunter Hearst Helmsely for the Intercontinental Title early in 1997. The Rock's skills at this stage weren't great and fans quickly turned on him, in a similar way to how they turned on Cena a decade later. Funny how doing the exact same thing the exact same way gets you the exact same result.

So The Rock becomes a bad guy and joins the "black power" stable "The Nation of Domination", and defeats Owen Hart in our next match from April 1998 to retain the IC TItle.

He's still the IC Champion in the next match, a King of the Rin Qualifier with Triple H from June 1998.

The Rock was so amusing as a bad guy, the fans started to like him so he ditched the nation and became "The People's Champion." But it was all a ruse as he'd actually signed a pact with Vince McMahon who helped him win our next match, an entertaining bout with Mankind from Survivor Series 1998 and win the vacant WWE Title, becoming the corporate champion.

Mankind defeated the Rock to win the WWE Title, escalating an already bitter rivalry. Two memorable matches are included on this disc. These are a bloody and entertaining drawn Last Man Standing match from Valentine's Day Massacre 1999 and The Rock's Big Show assisted victory in a ladder match on RAW the following night.

THe disc ends with Austin pinning the Rock in a pretty decent match at Wrestlemania 15 to end his time as a bad guy.

Disc Two starts off with the Rock and Triple H in a steel cage match from July 1999.

For our next match The Rock joins forces with Mankind to create the Rock and sock connection and win the tag titles from The Undertaker and Big Show in August 1999.

The Rock then found himself on the wrong side of Kane after supposedly doing evil things to Kane's girlfriend Tory. They have a fun No Holds Barred match on SmackDown.

Next we see the continuation of a months long rivalry with The Rock winning the WWE Championship from Triple H in a scorcher at Backlash 2000 and then defeating Shane McMahon in a fun cage match the following night on RAW.

We are then shown the Rock's next great rivalry with Kurt Angle, which ended with our next match, a stellar encounter from No Way Out 2000 won by the Rock.

From here we are taken to Summerslam 2001 and the WCW InVasion as the Rock defeats Booker T in a good math to win the WCW Title.

Disc Two ends with the Rock's unsuccessful attempt to win the Undisputed Championship from Chris Jericho at the 2002 Royal Rumble.

Disc three starts off with The Rock's memorable victory over Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania X8 in front of a hostile crowd in a fun match.

Next up is the Rock's final World Title victory, in a triple threat match involving Champion Undertaker and Kurt Angle. This is a fun match which the crowd were into throughout.

Next we see the Rock taking on Eddie Geurrero in July 2002.

The Disc ends with The Rock turning bad, corrupted by Hollywood and winning a ripper of match over Steve Austin at Wrestlemania 19.

There are various Rock promos and one liners shown on the extras to the third disc.

This is a fun collection of matches looking back at the career of a very successful wrestler who was an entertainer at heart. Enjoyable, though superficial, and remembering a career worth reliving.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?