The Story of The Rock in The Nation of Domination

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"The Story of The Rock in The Nation of Domination"
Special thanks to R8ED R for "The Nation" Intro Theme
Full Version available here:
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The success and popularity of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson all began when The Rock joined The Nation of Domination in late 1997. Before joining the heel faction, Rocky has been going through a tough time in the WWF as the landscape of professional wrestling was going through changes. Fans wanted to get behind the outlaws and "anti-heroes" of professional wrestling and guys like Rocky Maivia were seemingly passé. When Rock was asked if he would like to turn into a bad guy and join The Nation, he jumped at the chance.
Rocky became the standout superstar of The Nation and by 1998 The Rock would lead the group. Over time, Rock's popularity couldn't be denied and the decision was ultimately made to push Rock into the main event scene. This video looks at Rock's entire run in the Nation and his rise to superstardom within the WWF / WWE.
00:00 - Rocky Maivia's early WWF days
03:53 - Rock turns heel and joins The Nation of Domination
06:16 - Stone Cold, Rocky and The IC Title
09:45 - Problems within The Nation
12:19 - The Rock leads "The New Nation"
14:53 - The Rock vs Triple H Ladder Match
17:49 - Rocky leaves The Nation
- Much More!
#WWE #Documentary #Wrestling

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  1. Wrestling Bios
    Wrestling Bios
    3 muaj më parë

    Special thanks to R8ed R for collaborating on the intro theme! ** R8ed on ALfirst : alfirst.info ** "The Nation" Remix on Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/4NOl8v8kHUwgeTlKJPqF68 "The Nation" Remix on iTunes: music.apple.com/us/album/the-nation-single/1534282859

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      9 ditë më parë

      @APiece of time for a change.... glad you enjoyed it

    2. AB z
      AB z
      18 ditë më parë

      Full nation of domination video plz

    3. APiece of
      APiece of
      19 ditë më parë

      “Never been a nugget, but I’m tellin them ‘Enough’s Enough’!” 😔 R.I.P - Owen Hart💗 You got me over here almost tearin up with this video & its intro man! Lol Thanks for bringing back some Great memories! ✊🏽

    4. James Blackwood
      James Blackwood
      2 muaj më parë

      yea 💯👍🏿🔥

    5. SirMyaTheBee
      SirMyaTheBee
      2 muaj më parë

      Damn this hard!

  2. Gil Edwards
    Gil Edwards
    4 ditë më parë

    I think a lot of people don't realize, factions helped bring young guys up and helped them get over big time. To me good factions are a key component to good wrestling.

  3. Vick_HushPuppy 215
    Vick_HushPuppy 215
    8 ditë më parë

    I swear this dude jus rapped the whole concept I was thinking of while looking to sample the N.O.D intro. &Dude Fuckin Killed it too complete 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 s/o to him Edit: I really ran that intro back 15x R8ED 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  4. Robert Ortiz
    Robert Ortiz
    9 ditë më parë

    One week after WWF Summerslam 1997, Rocky Maivia returns to the WWF and joins The Nation. Ironically enough, one week before WrestleMania XIV 1998, Same 2 guys in the ring, this time, it's "The Rock" Rocky Maivia coming to the ring and purposely hitting Faarooq in the head with the Steel Chair, officially next Monday's DOMINATION of Faarooq OUT of "The Nation" and thus becoming "The Ruler Of The Nation" and Intercontinental Champion.

  5. Robert Ortiz
    Robert Ortiz
    9 ditë më parë

    "The Black Chipper" slowly becomes "The Rock"

  6. Robert Ortiz
    Robert Ortiz
    9 ditë më parë

    #BlackChipper 🖤✊🏾👊🏾

  7. Robert Ortiz
    Robert Ortiz
    9 ditë më parë

    "Black Chipper" Rocky Maivia evolves into "The Rock" Rocky Maivia of "the Nation" in the World Wrestling Federation August 11, 1997 - October 18, 1998

  8. IXlGrudgelXl
    IXlGrudgelXl
    17 ditë më parë

    They showed only once and I repeat ONLY ONCE the post match SS 98 interview the rock gave saying to chyna about her hitting the rock in his million dollar jewels

  9. Jawa 2
    Jawa 2
    22 ditë më parë

    Used to make my custom characters finisher, Farooqs. As a kid, it just looked devastating.

  10. Noodle M
    Noodle M
    23 ditë më parë

    The rock is the biggest sellout in wrestling history

  11. MrCHURCHBOY274
    MrCHURCHBOY274
    23 ditë më parë

    Epic!!!!!!!

  12. jason Rivera
    jason Rivera
    24 ditë më parë

    Awsome vid. Very well put. I go back and forth between this and the birth of stone cold.

  13. seekr34
    seekr34
    25 ditë më parë

    The Nation of Domination did Help the Rock, no doubt, but the fans helped too. The fans changed, it wasn't like the 70's and 80's where everyone always rooted for the face and booed the heel. The new generation of fans were bored with that. If the fans loved The Rock as babyface Rocky, he wouldn't never been The Rock.

  14. lulu belle
    lulu belle
    26 ditë më parë

    About 15mins in i was like why is he just talkomg about the nation lol then i read the title thought it was all the rock not just nation rock

  15. Vortex
    Vortex
    26 ditë më parë

    Amazing intro. I keep replaying it!

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      19 ditë më parë

      Thanks, glad you like it

  16. john shoffner
    john shoffner
    28 ditë më parë

    His outfits. 🔥

  17. Angel Ocasio
    Angel Ocasio
    28 ditë më parë

    Hu

  18. Angel Ocasio
    Angel Ocasio
    28 ditë më parë

    Hu

  19. Angel Ocasio
    Angel Ocasio
    28 ditë më parë

    Gh

  20. Thommo Hawk
    Thommo Hawk
    Muaj më parë

    That intro song is great! Love it

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      19 ditë më parë

      Thanks!!

  21. TurtleSploodge Gaming
    TurtleSploodge Gaming
    Muaj më parë

    I remember when rock went from rocky to the rock. The elbow put him over massively in my house as a kid lol

  22. Bonafide Bonez
    Bonafide Bonez
    Muaj më parë

    Next Video Should Be The Rock With The Corporation

  23. KickDoe Lock
    KickDoe Lock
    Muaj më parë

    The Rock never left the Nation and the Nation never left the Rock, he threw up the fist before and after every win, whether he was the champ or not!!!!!

  24. Neo-Midgar
    Neo-Midgar
    Muaj më parë

    4:19 is a really unfortunate screenshot.

  25. CRead Gaming
    CRead Gaming
    Muaj më parë

    As we all know... the best damn intercontinetal champion... there ever was.

  26. Mixey
    Mixey
    2 muaj më parë

    From pebble to stone to Rock The evolution of The Rock

  27. T Mac
    T Mac
    2 muaj më parë

    This is the first time that I heard about the Nation of Domination. Even though they were heels, as a Blackman, they’re a face to me

  28. lakersfan 24
    lakersfan 24
    2 muaj më parë

    Corporate Rock

  29. Benny Spears
    Benny Spears
    2 muaj më parë

    The problem with the rock going after Austin for the intercontinental title is Austin didn't put anyone over but Brett hart. The bitch didn't like losing clean.

  30. 718 G
    718 G
    2 muaj më parë

    Amazing video. The only problem is that u didn’t mention what Happened with The Godfather you only mentioned Owen dlo and Henry

  31. John C.
    John C.
    2 muaj më parë

    I can’t take the dx man on HHH shoulders rocking out 😆 15:12

  32. K Llo
    K Llo
    2 muaj më parë

    I DON'T SEE IN BLACK AND WHITE!!!!! I SEE IN COLOR!!!!!🤣

  33. chumpyman
    chumpyman
    2 muaj më parë

    The Rocks biggest assist has always been the gift of the Gab. You could cheer or Boo him depending what came out it but my gaud, you always are entertained by him!

  34. The Suppamann The Ultimate-mess
    The Suppamann The Ultimate-mess
    2 muaj më parë

    Man that intro 🔥 🔥🔥🔥🔥😉🙌🏽💯✔

  35. Grammys World
    Grammys World
    2 muaj më parë

    I feel like Rock staying with the Nation would have really helped Dlo

  36. Matt B
    Matt B
    2 muaj më parë

    Good catch on that backstage segment from the 9-14-'98 episode of Raw, I've always viewed that as the kinda silent end to the Nation.

  37. 三宅円花
    三宅円花
    2 muaj më parë

    Is there any explanation why the Rock always refers to himself in the third person

  38. JEFF BONE 'N' POOKIE
    JEFF BONE 'N' POOKIE
    2 muaj më parë

    Anybody remember the rock n sock connection???

  39. James Blackwood
    James Blackwood
    2 muaj më parë

    You make beats as well. I gotta throw you a sub for that.

  40. Izzy
    Izzy
    2 muaj më parë

    I remember the New Rock nation theme hit at Summer slam 98 the whole place was going hard! Made DX Band and HHH look like trash lol.

  41. Heel Spawn
    Heel Spawn
    2 muaj më parë

    Intro goes hard 🔥🔥🔥

  42. Alex Bird
    Alex Bird
    2 muaj më parë

    I remember playing WWF War Zone on N64 as a kid. JR would always refer to The Rock as "Rocky Maivia" and it always left me super confused because I missed The Rock's early storylines like this.

  43. Tim Yumichuck
    Tim Yumichuck
    2 muaj më parë

    rocky sucks

  44. Troy Holcombe
    Troy Holcombe
    2 muaj më parë

    They need a “Wrestling Bio” theme album. All the remixs to wrestlers themes here is super 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.....i want alll of them. Specially the hhh one.

  45. Chris Stivers
    Chris Stivers
    2 muaj më parë

    I remember him as Flex Kavana

  46. Drizz Eh
    Drizz Eh
    2 muaj më parë

    10/10 intro my goodness

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      2 muaj më parë

      Thanks man 💪🏾💪🏾

  47. JJ Crusher
    JJ Crusher
    2 muaj më parë

    Chris Benoit in wcw year and ecw year

  48. geoff beyer
    geoff beyer
    2 muaj më parë

    Now he endorses pedos.

  49. Hubert Black
    Hubert Black
    2 muaj më parë

    Damn, I loved that opening rap remix. Badass.

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      2 muaj më parë

      I appreciate that

  50. Alfred Gloria
    Alfred Gloria
    3 muaj më parë

    That intro was fire

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      3 muaj më parë

      Thanks alot

  51. # Guiltless
    # Guiltless
    3 muaj më parë

    Could you imagine white wrestlers doing this angle?Yeah..

  52. Wendigo
    Wendigo
    3 muaj më parë

    Rock with hair never looked right even back in the 90s

    1. Geron Fletcher
      Geron Fletcher
      Muaj më parë

      Yeah the curly hair happy rock just didn’t sit right with me lol

  53. nathan reid
    nathan reid
    3 muaj më parë

    Yoo this video was so worth the wait for the intro alone!!

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      3 muaj më parë

      I appreciate that

  54. santos vega
    santos vega
    3 muaj më parë

    Wrestling Bios this was your BEST video intro yet Cheers mate

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      3 muaj më parë

      I tried to keep up with the greatness lol

  55. ThyNameIsCash
    ThyNameIsCash
    3 muaj më parë

    A video on Right to Censor would be cool

  56. Silt Strider
    Silt Strider
    3 muaj më parë

    I thinks it was great. Farooq did greatwork with rocky Johnson. And gave his boy the boost he needed.

  57. kiddtaak
    kiddtaak
    3 muaj më parë

    I hate The Rock of now, but this version is the best & when I used to like him

  58. Andre Eichstedt
    Andre Eichstedt
    3 muaj më parë

    Great times in Wrestling, I liked THE ROCK the most at this time from 1997 to 2003 or so ;-) Awesome Video.

  59. lilvenice
    lilvenice
    3 muaj më parë

    Never realized how many pins the Rock took on his rise to legend status. Just goes to how how great he was.

  60. The Chosen Ones
    The Chosen Ones
    3 muaj më parë

    Rock was the poster boy for "wins and loses don't matter" because WWE jobbed him out constantly

  61. MikeDeeJackson
    MikeDeeJackson
    3 muaj më parë

    This video was excellent! I remember watching all of this as a kid so seeing this again was a great trip down memory lane.

  62. Jay Gillespie
    Jay Gillespie
    3 muaj më parë

    Please review McMahon vs triple h feud of 1999 or triple vs the rock 99-00

  63. Anthony Jones
    Anthony Jones
    3 muaj më parë

    🔥🔥🔥🔥 intro

  64. y l
    y l
    3 muaj më parë

    Similarities between the rocks theme music and the group ndn theme music. 🤔

  65. British Soundboard Pranks
    British Soundboard Pranks
    3 muaj më parë

    The story of The Rock in The Corporation next....?

  66. iHateFlatbunz
    iHateFlatbunz
    3 muaj më parë

    That triple threat cage match was really fun

  67. planescaped
    planescaped
    3 muaj më parë

    My earliest wrestling memory is of the Nation of Domination standing up in the box seats while I think stone cold was in the ring.

  68. Tondelaya della Ventimiglia xxxiii
    Tondelaya della Ventimiglia xxxiii
    3 muaj më parë

    I didn't know he was nicknamed "The Rock" because of his IQ ; )

  69. Ayria Helona
    Ayria Helona
    3 muaj më parë

    The Rock lost it trying to get me to vote for crooked creepy joe

  70. Alex Macias
    Alex Macias
    3 muaj më parë

    Acolytes bio next!!

  71. Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot
    Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot
    3 muaj më parë

    I've always said, what Dwayne did was 5x more impressive than what Steve Austin did. He was a white guy bucking authority and had a perfect heel in Vince McMahon. That's been done throughout the history of wrestling. How many Blacks or Samoans became main eventers without being stereotypes of their backgrounds? And Dwayne developed it all on the fly. He's definitely higher on my list than Austin because his degree of difficulty was off the charts.

    1. Geron Fletcher
      Geron Fletcher
      Muaj më parë

      Very true. And the rock only held the heavyweight title for about a years time total which is crazy to me. But he truly was the people’s champ even if he didn’t have the belt we were focused on him

    2. You Forget 1000 Things A Day
      You Forget 1000 Things A Day
      2 muaj më parë

      Beautifully said.

  72. Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot
    Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot
    3 muaj më parë

    Those white smark fans with those douchy "Die Rocky Die" signs didn't deserve The Rock.

  73. Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot
    Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot
    3 muaj më parë

    Hey look, it's Dwayne Johnson when he was booked as a Black man.

    1. Vonyell Govan
      Vonyell Govan
      27 ditë më parë

      When you mixed you got an advantage. Bi racial people can do that. What race are you? Cherokee right! 😅😅😅😅

  74. Leland McKeever
    Leland McKeever
    3 muaj më parë

    Someone needs to lay the smackdown on the Rock for supporting sleepy Joe Biden for president

    1. Geron Fletcher
      Geron Fletcher
      Muaj më parë

      lol naw

  75. Jon Cleary
    Jon Cleary
    3 muaj më parë

    Thumbs down on the garbage hip hop at the end

  76. Gamestechnmore
    Gamestechnmore
    3 muaj më parë

    Love the intro theme

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      3 muaj më parë

      💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

  77. Michael Bull
    Michael Bull
    3 muaj më parë

    The rock nation of domination gimmick is underrated

  78. SATURDAY NIGHTMARES
    SATURDAY NIGHTMARES
    3 muaj më parë

    This is some of your best work! Thanks brother 🤘

  79. Ali Bank
    Ali Bank
    3 muaj më parë

    Fans don't like black token nice guy

  80. Hærra Prímat
    Hærra Prímat
    3 muaj më parë

    The GOAT

  81. petrolhead1987
    petrolhead1987
    3 muaj më parë

    The 'hurt business' is trying to emulate the same thing tha NoD done. But the only person who can do mic work like Rock did is MVP, and he is nowhere near the same caliber as rocky. He's also a bit too long in the tooth to be pushing at times like this.

  82. Nick Wojdylo
    Nick Wojdylo
    3 muaj më parë

    Undoubtedly one of the best entrance themes I've ever heard .. always loved the nation's theme anyway but DAMN with those lyrics it's amazing

  83. Nick Wojdylo
    Nick Wojdylo
    3 muaj më parë

    Jesus Christ that theme is unbelievable

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      3 muaj më parë

      Thanks man

  84. steven imeson
    steven imeson
    3 muaj më parë

    awesome video!

  85. ShenaniTims
    ShenaniTims
    3 muaj më parë

    Good analysis. It’s funny, while he was certainly entertaining in the Nation, if you had told me then he’d end up,being one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars, I’d have been shocked.

  86. Adam Young
    Adam Young
    3 muaj më parë

    Joining the Nation was a critical path for the Rise of The Rock. Great vid. Even better intro. The Nation's theme is incredibly underrated.

  87. Cq Thatdude
    Cq Thatdude
    3 muaj më parë

    The song is really good

    1. R8ed Rmy
      R8ed Rmy
      3 muaj më parë

      I appreciate that CQ

  88. Shemarlos Scott
    Shemarlos Scott
    3 muaj më parë

    The Rock was a Genius back in the old Days

  89. Khameleon269
    Khameleon269
    3 muaj më parë

    God this was such the best moment in wrestling when the attitude era was picking up... If we only knew at the time how special of a moment it was!

  90. WarhawkBeyond2040
    WarhawkBeyond2040
    3 muaj më parë

    Rocky Maivia joining the Nation and becoming The Rock was the best thing that ever happened in his early days in the company, when he turned heel, it completely freshened up his character as the smiley goody two shoes face wasn't flying with the fans and he was getting lots of boos with chants of 'ROCKY SUCKS' and 'DIE ROCKY DIE' The change allowed Rock to not only be himself but to also showcase his mic skills in promos and i felt this was the slow start of him becoming quite possibly the greatest talker of all time. His segments with Faarooq were absolute classics especially the one where he gave him a picture of himself as a gift and all due respect to Faarooq, the Nation got much better when Rock became the group's new leader and Owen Hart joining them as it cemented them as a serious faction. Fast forward 23 years later and The Rock is not only a wrestling household name but one of the biggest movie stars on the planet

  91. P0cket Rcket
    P0cket Rcket
    3 muaj më parë

    This was great, I'm curious, will you cover anymore of the Rock's career?

  92. Dead Italian Guy
    Dead Italian Guy
    3 muaj më parë

    Can you do a "Acolyte Protection Agency" bio, please?

    1. Alex Macias
      Alex Macias
      3 muaj më parë

      Yes this!

  93. Michael Leonard
    Michael Leonard
    3 muaj më parë

    The two out of three falls match against hhh is underrated even with the finish.#MikeNice

  94. Shane Spiess
    Shane Spiess
    3 muaj më parë

    Joining the Nation was definitely the best move The Rock made.

  95. Sunny Muffins
    Sunny Muffins
    3 muaj më parë

    Within the next 20 years i guarantee that Americans will be calling the Rock, Mr President Rock " The Dwayne " Johnson

  96. Slice Tee
    Slice Tee
    3 muaj më parë

    That handicap match between him D'Lo Brown and Mark Henry was like the first WWF match I've watched

  97. Lee Bariod
    Lee Bariod
    3 muaj më parë

    The ROCK had steroid boobs 😂🤣😂

  98. Owdeez Strauz
    Owdeez Strauz
    3 muaj më parë

    It's nice having someone talk about wrestling and not be a mark 👍🏻

  99. ChampionChief 41
    ChampionChief 41
    3 muaj më parë

    Nation Rock was Dwayne Johnson's best gimmick.

  100. Lazaro Rodriguez
    Lazaro Rodriguez
    3 muaj më parë

    This is why I love this channel! Dwayne Johnson is owner of XFL wtf!!!! Who would’ve thought Rocky Mavia would’ve gone this FAR!!!! From the Blue Chipper(Jim Ross) to owner/famous actor/businessman Dwayne The Rock Johnson