the rock

When it comes to big names in the world of professional wrestling, they don’t get much bigger than The Rock. Not only is The Rock a multi-time WWE Champion, he’s also one of the most famous actors in the world.

Rock worked as hard as he possibly could to make a name for himself in Hollywood during the 8 years he spent away from WWE, and he finally returned to the ring in 2011 for a tag team match at Survivor Series, then followed up with a singles match against John Cena at WrestleMania 28 in 2012.

Prior to his return, The Rock had to knock off a little ring rust, and he trained with former WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel.

Rock and Curtis Axel know each other well, and February 10 is always a tough day for Axel, because it’s the day his father Curt Hennig passed away.

Rock tried to lift Curtis Axel’s spirits this year by telling him that he has a lot to be proud of.

New NXT signee EC3 also commented on the anniversary of Hennig’s passing, and he noted that he’d be paying tribute to Mr. Perfect.