The Rock is a part time professional wrestler who is known to be loud, charismatic, and arrogant to whomever he is speaking to. Known for his arrogant attitude, he speaks in the third person (i.e. "The Rock says this...."). During the late 90's and early 00's, The Rock was considered the face of the World Wrestling Federation, leading to the establishment of the SmackDown! brand (based off of one of the Rock's catchphrases), as well as being the cover athlete of many WWE products, including the SmackDown! video games. During his career in the WWE, The Rock won nine World Championships (seven time WWF/WWE Champion, two time WCW Champion). The Rock is the first WWF champion of African-American descent, and was the youngest champ of his time (eventually overtaken by Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton).
The Rock was featured in two AKI system wrestling titles: WWF WrestleMania 2000 and WWF No Mercy (featured on the covers of both games). Such was the popularity of The Rock at the time that several of the animations included in the game were custom made to fit the man's in-ring mannerisms. As his finishing move, The Rock Bottom, was front-facing slam move, it was performed in both games by strong grappling and tapping the N64 controller's stick while in "Special" mode. His other signature move, The People's Elbow, could be performed either as a running ground attack or as an upper body maneuver (using the grapple button) while in "Special" mode. Neither game could accommodate animating The Rock physically removing his elbow pad and throwing it into the crowd, as he was wont to do in those days. The Rock also featured prominently in the Championship story arc, which retold the story around Wrestlemania 2000's main event match from multiple perspectives.
Championships and Accomplishments
WCW Champion – 2 Times
WWE Champion – 8 Times
WWE intercontinental Champion – 2 Times
WWF Tag Team Champion – 5 Times with Mankind (3), Undertaker (1) and Chris Jericho (1)
2000 Royal Rumble winner
Sixth Triple Crown Champion