11 Times Dwayne Johnson Has Laid the Smackdown on a Candy Ass

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Dwayne Johnson is never afraid to lay the smackdown on anyone's candy ass.

That much was made clear when he called out Vin Diesel (although not by name) for the actor's inappropriate and pompous behavior on the set of Fast 8.

Some fans were taken aback by Johnson's harsh words, but they really shouldn't have been.

Previously known as The Rock during his WWE days, Johnson has been at the center of many feuds over the years.

Here's a rundown of the most memorable back-and-forths:

1. Vin Diesel

Vin Diesel
This marks Johnson's first real feud since he became an actor. Those on the set of Fast 8 confirm that Johnson was nothing but professional during filming while Diesel walked around with an arrogant attitude, often showing up late to set. Johnson called him out on it.

2. Ken Shamrock

Ken Shamrock
The Rock and Ken Shamrock debuted in the WWE during the Attitude Era, feuding early on over the Intercontinental belt. Shamrock finally defeated Rock in the 1998 King of the Ring finals.

3. Degeneration X

Degeneration X
As a member of the Nation of Domination (as Rocky Maivia), The Rock ousted Faarooq as the leader and began a feud with DX. Triple H and Rock then participated in one of the most brutal ladder matches of all time.

4. The Big Show

The Big Show
The Rock started his feud with Big Show at Royal Rumble 2000 when they were the final two competitors. There was controversy over the ending, which led to these two doing battle against at No Way Out. Eventually, the pay-off was a four way for the title at Wrestlemania.

5. The Undertaker

The Undertaker
These two feuded numerous times. It all started when Johnson was exiled from the Corporation and it culminated in 2002 when The Rock beat Undertake and Kurt Angle in a three way at WWE Vengeance.

6. Booker T

Booker T
Booker T was the WCW Champion when he started using the Book End (Rock Bottom, basically) as his Finishing Move. At Summerslam, The Rock beat Booker after a Rock Bottom to win the WCW Championship. Booker would receive a rematch in a form of a handicap match (teaming with Shane McMahon) at Unforgiven 2001.

7. Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho
During the infamous WCW invasion, Y2J grew jealous of The Rock. After Jericho won the WCW title, his reign was short-lived after The Rock regained it on an episode of RAW. Jericho brutally attacked The Rock after the match, thereby turning heel. The two would square off many times after that.

8. Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle
In a match at No Mercy 2000, Angle defeated The Rock after an assist by Rikishi. This was the start of one greatest title reigns in WWE history, with The Rock often trying to take the belt away inside the squared circle.

9. Mankind

The feud between Mankind (Mick Foley) and The Rock began with a double turn in the Deadly Game tournament at Survivor Series 1998. The two eventually went at it for the vacant WWE Championship. Later on, Mankind was kicked out of the Corporation and turned face as Rock turned heel. These two faced off a number of times, culminating in an amazing ladder match.

10. Triple H

Triple H
This rivalry started way back in 1997. Triple H went by Hunter Hearst Helmsley at the time. The two fought at multiple pay-per-views in 2000. Even to this day, whenever The Rock returns to the WWE, you can expect him to stare down Triple H at some point.

11. Stone Cold Steve Austin

Stone Cold Steve Austin
What can we even say about this feud? Its highlight came at Wrestlemania 17, when Austin aligned with Vince McMahon and turned heel. Austin's final match was also a loss to The Rock at a future Wrestlemania.

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