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