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Dwayne Johnson is one of the most iconic wrestlers of all time. In an Instagram post on Monday, The Rock paid tribute to the greats
In the post that appeared after WWE's WWE match "ICON vs ICON" for WWE's 17th birthday, Johnson led Ric Flair, "Stone Cold," Steve Austin, and Hulk Hogan as the top three Wrestlers of all time – and thanked the three legends for the path pave the way for him.
"I worked very hard, connected with the audience and found a break," Johnson wrote. "These GOATS were good enough to realize that I had something to offer and had graciously passed the flashlight. "
" Grateful, "he added
Johnson, who has since developed into one of the largest and most bankable movie stars in the world, was next to Austi in the 1990s n Famous – One of Wrestling's Biggest Celebrities " Attitude Era ." Flair
Johnson's Instagram post came after a weekend on the mat with Hulk Hogan, one of the most legendary wrestlers of all time, at WrestleMania in Toronto, to determine "who would go down in the history of [WWE] as THE BIGGEST OF ALL TIMES. "
" There was no heavyweight championship on the line, "wrote Johnson." Only two men – just two careers. "
Johnson" won "the fight with his" hero of childhood "in front of an enthusiastic audience in the post referred to as "the craziest ELECTRIC crowd I've ever played in."  "It was almost as if every single person at the Toronto SkyDome that night had come to the conclusion that he had plenty of energy He went on to say that this match would only be seen once in a lifetime, "he continued
" My friend and hero of childhood, Hulk Hogan has given me the torch this historic night ", Johnson said, "But the truth is – to me – the GOATS are the three men … who paved the way for me and so many others in pro wrestling."