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The Rock and Mankind Play Wrestlemania 2000 - Incite Magazine #1 - December 1999
As much as I would have loved to read an article about the two wrestlers talking smack to each other, these photos appear in a feature that’s just a regular interview with The Rock. The whole thing is done with the WWF Superstar in character, so there are a handful of great moments included like this one:
“Do you play video games against the other WWF Superstars?
I pretty much play solo when I travel, but there are a lot of guys who bring their own Playstations on the road with them. D’Lo Brown is big into videogames. So are Mark Henry, Brian Christopher, and Kane. There was one time when we had a big video game tournament in New York. The Rock was up there laying the smack down on everybody and then Stone Cold showed up. We threw in Knockout Kings in the Playstation and The Rock knocked him out in a record 32 seconds. But who knew Stone Cold was going to play as Roberto Duran? Austin just got up off the couch and walked out of my hotel room muttering something about ‘No mas, no mas’.”
There should be more documentaries about what it’s like backstage at wrestling events when the wrestlers are just being normal dudes out-of-character. I know it would hurt the goofy facade that is professional wrestling, but I’ve always found the backstage stories to be the most interesting.