The Rock relives the "Icon vs Icon" match against Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 18.
This past weekend marked the 17 year anniversary of The Rock and Hulk Hogan's "Icon vs Icon" match at Wrestlemania 18, in which The Hulkster "passed the torch" to Dwayne Johnson.
Just as he did for the 16th anniversary of this iconic Wrestlemania match, The Rock took to social media to reflect on that memorable moment which took place in front of a sold out crowd at the Skydome in Toronto back in 2002.
"Torch passed. Grateful.
This past weekend @WWE celebrated the 17th anniversary of what was billed as “ICON vs ICON” to determine who would go down in @WWE history as THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME. It was yours truly, VS The Immortal Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania. What made this match so special was that there was no Heavyweight Championship on the line. Just two men. Just two careers. And 85,000+ of the most insane ELECTRIC crowd I have ever had the privilege to perform in front of.
It was almost as if every single person that night in the Toronto SkyDome made up their mind that they would give every ounce of energy they had because they knew this match was only going to be seen once in a lifetime. My friend and childhood hero, Hulk Hogan passed the torch to me on this historic night which decreed me becoming “THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME”, but the truth is - to me - the GOAT are the three men who paved the way for me and so many others in pro wrestling/ @hulkhogan @ricflairnatureboy @steveaustinbsr I just worked very hard, connected with the audience and caught a break. These GOATS were good enough to recognize I had something to offer and graciously passed the torch. Grateful."