• The Rock Comments On The 20th Anniversary Of His Loss To Brock Lesnar
A few days back, it was the 20th anniversary of the SummerSlam 2002 PPV, where Brock Lesnar defeated The Rock to become the youngest WWE Champion in history, at the age of 25.
The Rock wrote the following about this “once in a lifetime” match on Instagram:
“20 years ago this week, we made history in New York and pro wrestling was never the same again 🔥💀🔥
The Rock vs Brock Lesnar
WWE UNDISPUTED CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
I always had great chemistry with Brock as he was one of the greatest pure athletes I’ve ever danced with.
We spent about 6 months wrestling around the world together, grooming Brock to become WWE Heavyweight Champion.
It culminated to this historic SUMMERSLAM PPV where the crowd was absolutely electric.
Historic for two reasons:
#1) In wrestling terms, I “did the honors” of having Brock beat me right in the middle of the ring, 1-2-3.
Brock is new champion.
Brock is new face of WWE.
#2) My contract was up in WWE and I quietly – and GRATEFULLY – retired as a full time pro wrestler after an incredible (and insanely short) 6 year career.
It’s so wildly incomprehensible at times when I think back – that I only wrestled for 6 YEARS.
How crazy is that irony?
A 6 YEAR CAREER 🤯
What a journey.
* grace note *
I did return to wrestling from 2011 to 2013 as it was my way of giving back to the business that was so good to me + I just f’n love wrestling 😈💪🏾”
Rock also posted the finish of this match, which has drawn over 30 million views so far!
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (August 28, 2016) – Old School WWF Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2016, we lost Old School WWF Legend Mr. Fuji (Real name: Harry Fujiwara) at the age of 82 due to natural causes.
With his Tag Team Partners Toru Tanaka and later Mr. Saito, he won a total of 5 WWWF/WWF World Tag Team championships.
After Mr. Fuji’s active in-ring career came to an end around 1985, he became a successful manager, managing famous Superstars like Don Muraco, Yokozuna, Demolition, The Powers of Pain, The Berzerker, The Orient Express, Killer Khan & Crush.
In 2007, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his close personal friend “The Magnificent” Don Muraco.
REST IN PEACE MASTER FUJI!