At WWE Survivor Series 1996, The Rock made his in-ring debut for the company, taking part in a traditional Survivor Series elimination match.
The Rock was the sole survivor in the match at Madison Square Garden, taking out Crush and Goldust as the final two eliminations.
As part of his 25th Anniversary Celebration, WWE released a video where he reflects on his debut, which you can view above. The Rock also took to Twitter to give some comments on the debut.
Want to a moment to say THANK YOU to my @wwe family for this amazing look back on my wrestling career. I just watched this and the one thing that is so powerfully evident, is that in order for ANY success to happen, it ALWAYS takes SO MANY TALENTED PEOPLE to help. I’m moved ------ https://t.co/sGdVo7f9SR— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 18, 2021
Wow 25yrs ago I wrestled my first match in @wwe in Madison Square Garden. Shaking my head right now. What a wild, unpredictable road I’ve been on. So many people to thank along the way. Especially the fans. Love U guys. Humbled by this journey. Wtf’s up with my awful haircut— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 17, 2021
How -- is my arts & crafts ring outfit from Michael’s!?!— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 18, 2021
Hey, if you’re gonna debut in your first match EVER for @wwe in the famed Madison Square Garden, you may as well DIY. What’s even more perplexing, is I actually looked in the mirror backstage and said, “fuck yeah” ---------- https://t.co/dcbAYIY1WZ
WWE was reportedly hopeful that The Rock would be at Survivor Series 2021, but he will be in Australia filming "Young Rock" at the time.
The Rock has been asked about his potential return in interviews while promoting "Red Notice," saying there is no truth to him wrestling Reigns at WrestleMania. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
Roman Reigns, who has been connected to The Rock not only through family but also as part of a potential WrestleMania match, said he hasn't heard anything about the rumors that Rock would be at Survivor Series. You can find Roman's full comments by clicking here.