In many respects, The Rock has become one of the most successful wrestlers of all time. Not only was he at the forefront of wrestling's biggest boom period, but he's since become the highest-paid actor in the world, one of the most powerful celebrities, and even People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive. Say what you will about Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and others... but they never had quite that much crossover appeal outside of the squared circle.
Of course, the ring is where Dwayne Johnson first created his fame and fortune and during his years as a wrestler, The Rock made tons of enemies along the way. Some were wrestlers, some were authority figures, and many he never even had an actual wrestling match with!
We're basing this on storyline rivalries The Rock had with wrestlers and non-wrestlers alike, not speculating on what may have happened backstage (although in some cases, these will fall under both categories).
In counting down the Top 50 The Rock Rivalries, Wrestling Merchandise and Memories looked at the following criteria:
How prominent was the rivarly?
What type of stage(s) did it play out on?
How memorable were the matches and/or segments?
How much did the rivalry do to advance either person's career?
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