Christian Reveals He Almost Played A Knockoff Character Of The Rock In WWE - Wrestlezone

Christian Reveals He Almost Played A Knockoff Character Of The Rock In WWE

Bill Pritchard
Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Christian recently revealed WWE almost went through with plans to give him a new gimmick that would have seen him be a ‘spinoff’ of The Rock named “The Lock.” 

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Christian revealed the news on the most recent episode of his podcast with Edge, Edge & Christian’s Pod of Awesomenesslaying out how the idea came up: (transcriptions via Sports Illustrated / Jimmy Traina): 

“The Rock had been going off doing movies and stuff like that, so he was taking extended periods of time off. … I had a one-on-one meeting backstage with the Rock and he kind of anointed me his favorite wrestler and was trying to pump me up, but unbeknownst to me, he was trying to get me to take a bullet for him with Goldberg. That was the backstory. So when he wasn’t there I was doing my talking as “The Rock’s Favorite Wrestler” and I took upon myself to do the Rock’s work for him.

So, one day I get home, and I get this call [from someone in WWE creative]. They’re like ‘Hey, they kinda want you to do this thing where you think you become The Rock. We want you to do the eyebrow thing, cut your hair real short, and, you know, the Rock wears black, so you’ll where white and you’re gonna use all his catchphrases and you’re gonna act like The Rock and pretend you’re The Rock and you’re gonna be The Rock. But we’re not gonna call you The Rock.’ They were gonna call me,  are you ready or this, wait for it … wait for it … ‘The Lock’. Because anytime I went to the ring, it was a lock I was going to win.”

Christian then explained that Vince McMahon was not up for the idea and effectively put an end to it, but he himself was not a fan because it would never be as good as the original Rock. He says someone in the WWE offices called him and said Vince turned the idea down, saying it was a really stupid idea and they wouldn’t do it.

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