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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is The 'Best Promo Guy' In WWE History, Says Booker T

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is The 'Best Promo Guy' In WWE History, Says Booker T

WWE legend Booker T has argued that no wrestler will ever eclipse The Rock's incredible ability to deliver show-stealing promos.

The Rock, real name Dwayne Johnson, is widely regarded as one of the best wrestlers of all time and was renowned for cutting memorable promos.

And Booker T has now explained what made the silver-tongued future WWE Hall of Famer such an outstanding character on the mic.

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The 54-year-old said on The Hall of Fame with Booker T and Brad Gilmore: "There have been so many great promos.

"The Rock was the best promo guy that ever did it because he really knew how to capture the moment, and when I say to capture the moment, I mean he talked about the local area where we were, the stadium, where he went to eat, he took you on a story.

"When you do it like that, you're just standing in awe, man.

"There will never be any better."

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The Rock rose to prominence with WWE during the 1990s and became a defining figure for the promotion during the Attitude Era alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin.

And ex-WWE superstar Ken Shamrock believes that Johnson "started to blossom" with the company when he was handed the mic.

The UFC Hall of Famer told 411 Wrestling in July: "Well, when I first started working with him, I knew he [Johnson] was trying to find his voice.

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"And his skills in the ring, he hadn't been able to kind of like, be himself, because I know he was put in with the Nation [of Domination].

"And I thought it really, it almost pushed him downward because he wasn't able to be who he was.

"And I think the minute they took him out of the Nation, the minute they gave him the mic, is when he started to blossom."

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Johnson, 47, has since become a Hollywood megastar and announced in August that he had "quietly retired from wrestling."

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Topics: The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, WWE News, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, WWE

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]