Dwayne Johnson just made a surprise appearance on Impact Wrestling’s Bound for Glory pay-per-view, and fans are going crazy about it.
The former WWE superstar turned Hollywood movie star was there to induct his former rival and real-life friend Ken Shamrock into Impact’s Hall of Fame.
Shamrock, 56, was officially inducted into Impact Wrestling’s Hall of Fame on Countdown to Glory, and was later congratulated by a number of current and former WWE Superstars like Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
In a video message shared on Impact’s Instagram page, Dwayne Johnson praised Shamrock and explained how the latter helped him during the early years of The Rock.
“There is one man who I owe a great amount of debt and gratitude to and that is one man, ‘The World’s Most Dangerous’ Man Ken Shamrock,” he said.
“Ken was in a position to say at that time, ‘I’m not going to work with that kid,’… but he didn’t and a lot of guys would have done that.”
“I learned a great deal from Kenny, he took me under his wing and helped me learn the business.”
Dwayne Johnson further added: “My friend, my brother, congratulations on the induction to the Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame. I’m extremely proud of you, and thank you so much for the memories.”
“Thank you so much for the sweat equity, and thank you for being just an awesome dude, man, at a time when I really needed it in my career.”
“I really appreciate it. Very proud of you. Enjoy this, and you’ve got Teremana Tequila coming for you,” Dwayne Johnson joked referencing to his new brand of Tequila.
“I want you to enjoy it. Congratulations again Kenny, the world’s most dangerous man inducted into the Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame. Congratulations.”
Shamrock reportedly joined WWE in 1997 and famously feuded with Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock in 1998 in one of the most infamous matches at WrestleMania 14 for the Intercontinental Championship.
During Countdown to Glory, Shamrock also received congratulatory messages from WWE legends, Bret Hart and Mick Foley.