8 Wrestlers The Rock Couldn't Get Over

Know your role.

With an act like The Rock, this was never going to reach the traditional WhatCulture 10.

Perhaps the most selfless main event talent ever - he came up at a far more cutthroat time, in which the scope for politicking was vast - The Rock took a more carefree approach to his career than his fellow Mount Rushmore legends Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin. Perhaps he was secure enough in his unbreakably cool aura that he knew he was bulletproof.

Rock did wonders for Kurt Angle in 2000. Angle, always a great wrestler underneath the dorky veneer, never looked more like a legitimate threat when applying the Ankle Lock to Rock at No Mercy. Rock sold it as if Angle was ripping the tendons from his bones. Rock put Brock Lesnar over cleanly with no complaints at SummerSlam 2002 in what was a competitive but decisive passing of the torch.

Even the lowly Hurricane benefited from his association with the altruistic Hollywood Rock in early 2003. Their fondly-remembered RAW match was so much better than it had any right to be because Rock actually took him seriously.

It's not so much that Rock wouldn't put the following eight men over - mostly - it's that he couldn't...