The Rock’s Hidden Past, Can You Smell What Flex Kavana is Cooking???
Whilst doing research for my last article on The Rock’s new movie that can be seen here I stumbled upon something that I had never seen before and had to share with you. It features the debut of the most electrifying man in sports entertainment and no it’s not the one you are thinking of but for arguments sake I will insert the clip below because he looks so gosh darn happy!
This was not always the case, the WWE likes you to think that The Rock was an organic development of his persona created with their guidance however THAT’S NOT THE CASE. The Rock was actually wrestling prior to joining the WWE (then WWF).
He debuted in Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler’s Memphis based promotion UWSA as the cocky, brash arrogant, Flex Kavana! Don’t believe me check out this video below which even includes Rocky’s glasses move.
Check out his debut match below and although the footage is grainy you can clearly see the beginnings of some of his moves.
The only question that remains was WHY GOD WHY did they debut him in the WWE with that god awful, happy go lucky gimmick and why did they change it? Did they see what Flex Kavana was cooking and decide it was a recipe for success?