The Rock 'N' Sock Connection
The Rock 'n' Sock Connection was a professional wrestling tag team of The Rock and Mankind/Mick Foley that wrestled in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) between 1999 and 2000 and briefly in 2004. As a team, they held the WWF Tag Team Championship three times.More
The Rock 'n' Sock Connection was a professional wrestling tag team of The Rock and Mankind/Mick Foley that wrestled in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) between 1999 and 2000 and briefly in 2004. As a team, they held the WWF Tag Team Championship three times.
Ever since 1998's Survivor Series and the "Deadly Game Tournament", The Rock and Mankind had been bitter rivals, facing each other on numerous occasions, mostly fighting for the coveted WWF Championship. The Rock, the hand-picked Corporate Champion for Mr. McMahon's Corporation was the exact opposite of Mankind in almost every way. The Rock was athletic, charismatic, and well-dressed, while Mankind was a rugged, deranged, and unpredictable madman. Their feud ended after the Rock won his third WWF Championship against Mankind in a ladder match on the February 15, 1999 episode of Raw Is War. However, Mankind became the special-guest referee in the title match at WrestleMania XV which involved The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Rock went on to be fired from the Corporation in mid 1999, and would not cross paths with Mankind for quite a while. Even though their feud was over, animosity still reigned supreme for these two superstars.
On August 30, 1999, the Rock 'n' Sock Connection was formed when The Undertaker and Big Show attacked The Rock on Raw Is War, leading The Rock to challenge both of them to a match. At the time, it was considered career "suicide" to face a team as deadly as The Undertaker and Big Show. With this in mind, Mankind (who used a smelly sock named "Mr. Socko" as part of his gimmick) asked his former enemy if he could help with his fight against The Undertaker and Big Show. The Rock reluctantly accepted, and later that night the two captured The Undertaker and Big Show's WWF Tag Team Championship when they pinned Big Show after a double People's ElbowLess
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