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The Rock is without a doubt one of the biggest stars on the planet, and there are several icons in the world of professional wrestling who helped him get to the top.

The former WWE Champion recently celebrated the anniversary of his “ICON vs ICON” match against Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 18, and he took to Instagram to reflect on the big match.

In his post Rock also showed love for Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Steve Austin by calling them the greatest of all time.

The Rock posted the following:

“Torch passed. Grateful.
This past weekend @WWE celebrated the 17th anniversary of what was billed as “ICON vs ICON” to determine who would go down in @WWE history as THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME.
It was yours truly, VS The Immortal Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania.
What made this match so special was that there was no Heavyweight Championship on the line.
Just two men.
Just two careers.
And 85,000+ of the most insane ELECTRIC crowd I have ever had the privilege to perform in front of.
It was almost as if every single person that night in the Toronto SkyDome made up their mind that they would give every ounce of energy they had because they knew this match was only going to be seen once in a lifetime.
My friend and childhood hero, Hulk Hogan passed the torch to me on this historic night which decreed me becoming “THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME”, but the truth is – to me – the GOAT are the three men below who paved the way for me and so many others in pro wrestling/
@hulkhogan
@ricflairnatureboy
@steveaustinbsr
I just worked very hard, connected with the audience and caught a break. These GOATS were good enough to recognize I had something to offer and graciously passed the torch.
Grateful.”

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Torch passed. Grateful. This past weekend @WWE celebrated the 17th anniversary of what was billed as “ICON vs ICON” to determine who would go down in @WWE history as THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. It was yours truly, VS The Immortal Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania. What made this match so special was that there was no Heavyweight Championship on the line. Just two men. Just two careers. And 85,000+ of the most insane ELECTRIC crowd I have ever had the privilege to perform in front of. It was almost as if every single person that night in the Toronto SkyDome made up their mind that they would give every ounce of energy they had because they knew this match was only going to be seen once in a lifetime. My friend and childhood hero, Hulk Hogan passed the torch to me on this historic night which decreed me becoming “THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME”, but the truth is – to me – the GOAT are the three men below who paved the way for me and so many others in pro wrestling/ @hulkhogan @ricflairnatureboy @steveaustinbsr I just worked very hard, connected with the audience and caught a break. These GOATS were good enough to recognize I had something to offer and graciously passed the torch. Grateful.

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