WWE legend The Rock was in the Staples Center during Monday Night Raw this week and shot a scene from his upcoming movie “Fighting With My Family” after the show went off air. (He also called CM Punk in ring and left a voicemail.)
While he was there, the People’s Champ met with WWE Universal Champ Kevin Owens, who The Rock says he discovered on YouTube one night five years ago. Owens eventualy signed with WWE in 2014, and in less than a year he beat up John Cena in his main roster debut.
“Appreciate The Champ himself, Kevin Owens stopping by “The People’s Hood” to say hello. People’s Hood is the nickname for my dressing rooms.
We had a good laugh about the story of when I was training for my WWE comeback and title run (2012) I was training with Kurt Hawkins and Joe Hennig. After our workout, me and Kurt were chopping it up about great independent wrestlers.
I said “Dude I just saw this guy last night on YouTube named Kill Steen or something like that. He’s amazing.”
Kurt said, “That’s my good friend Kevin Owens”. I said “We’ll tell your friend he’s bad ass and I hope WWE signs him.” Now 5yrs later and relentless hard work, he’s WWE Universal Champion.
I like when good things happen to good hard working people. He’s an asshole though for growing a better beard than I can.”