9: The Rock

Only a handful of wrestlers in the history of the industry have achieved as much mainstream recognition as The Rock. Although his wrestling career lasted just eight years, “the most electrifying man in sports entertainment” left an indelible mark and was a key figure in the wrestling boom that began in the late ’90s.

( Getty photo / September 7, 2000 )

Only a handful of wrestlers in the history of the industry have achieved as much mainstream recognition as The Rock. Although his wrestling career lasted just eight years, “the most electrifying man in sports entertainment” left an indelible mark and was a key figure in the wrestling boom that began in the late ’90s.

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