The Rock & Hulk Hogan Comment On 16th Anniversary Of Their WrestleMania 18 "Icon vs. Icon" Match

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Hulk Hogan are back to their nostalgic ways on social media. As WrestleMania 34 draws closer, the two took to Twitter to reminisce about their historic showdown at WrestleMania 18 back in 2002.

First, Hulk Hogan took to his official Twitter page to comment on Saturday being the 16-year anniversary of their “Icon vs. Icon” match at WrestleMania 18.

“Never again will an arena shake to its foundation with electricity like it did on the night of WM18 brother,” wrote Hogan last night.

The Rock went on to acknowledge the anniversary of their match as well, posting a blog on his official Instagram page explaining the behind-the-scenes story of how the match was put together, what it meant to him personally and professionally and how he feels looking back on it all of these years later.

“Goosebumps,” stated The Rock. “16yrs ago today, at WRESTLEMANIA, I had the honor of making history and breaking records with this man: The Immortal @HulkHogan.”

The Rock continued, detailing the story on how the match was put together after Vince McMahon asked him whether or not he would be interested in such a match if he were to bring “The Hulkster” into the company.

“About a year prior to this match, Vince McMahon came to me and asked how I felt about bringing Hogan back to the @wwe and creating the main event at WrestleMania,” wrote The Rock. “I loved the idea and immediately saw the massive business opportunity for us but more importantly, giving the fans a once in a lifetime match to enjoy. I told Vince we should promote the match, ICON vs ICON and the winner would go down as the greatest of all time.”

From there, “The Brahma Bull” would talk about the match itself, what it meant for Hogan to pass the torch to him and how it holds up to this day as the most exciting match of his career.

“Hogan did “the honors” (me winning) that night and passed the torch to me, as Andre the Giant had done for him 15yrs earlier at WrestleMania III,” wrote The Rock. “To this day, this crowd of 65,000 strong was the most electric and on fire I’ve ever had the privilege of performing in front of. They were ready. So were we. #ChildhoodHero #IconVsIcon #GreatestOfAllTime #WrestleMania18.”

Goosebumps. 16yrs ago today, at WRESTLEMANIA, I had the honor of making history and breaking records with this man: The Immortal @HulkHogan. About a year prior to this match, Vince McMahon came to me and asked how I felt about bringing Hogan back to the @wwe and creating the main event at WrestleMania. I loved the idea and immediately saw the massive business opportunity for us but more importantly, giving the fans a once in a lifetime match to enjoy. I told Vince we should promote the match, ICON vs ICON and the winner would go down as the greatest of all time. Hogan did “the honors” (me winning) that night and passed the torch to me, as Andre the Giant had done for him 15yrs earlier at WrestleMania III. To this day, this crowd of 65,000 strong was the most electric and on fire I’ve ever had the privilege of performing in front of. They were ready. So were we. #ChildhoodHero #IconVsIcon #GreatestOfAllTime #WrestleMania18

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