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|November 17, 2016 marks 20 years since The Rock made his in-ring debut for WWE. Brett Connolly Jersey . The event was Survivor Series 1996 and his performance was excellent - The Rock emerging as a sole survivor in one of the pay-per-views traditional elimination matches. Survivor Series 2016: How to order Booking details for Sundays WWE pay-per-view From there on, The Peoples Champion - thanks to tweaking his name from Rocky Maivia to The Rock and altering his haircut - became one of the most successful WWE Superstars in history. So as The Rock hits his 20-year milestone, lets look at some of his memorable numbers and moments, with the help of some video highlights…Ten World Championship reigns The Rock last held the WWE Title in 2013 Two years after his star showing at the 1996 edition of Survivor Series, The Brahma Bull landed his first world title at the event in controversial circumstances as he and Vince McMahon swindled Mankind out of the title in a fashion similar to the Montreal Screwjob a year earlier.The Rock would go on to claim 10 world titles in WWE, most recently when he prised the belt from CM Punk at the 2013 Royal Rumble, with his longest stint with the strap standing at 119 days.His other in-ring accolades include winning the 2000 Royal Rumble - after lastly eliminating Big Show - claiming the Intercontinental Championship twice and earning five Tag-Team Title reigns, one apiece with The Undertaker and Chris Jericho and three with a man we will get on to later…Three WrestleMania matches against Stone Cold Steve Austin We look back at one The Rocks most memorable rivalries, his battles with Steve Austin The Rocks greatest WWE rivalry arguably came against The Texas Rattlesnake, Austin. Few could have predicted the battles they would share when they squared off in singles action for the first time in 1997 - Austin beating Rock on that occasion to retain the Intercontinental Title.The first Rock-Rattlesnake ruckus at The Show of Shows came at Mania 15 in 1999 after Austin earned a shot at Rocks title by beating Vince McMahon in a Steel Cage Match on Valentines Day. Austin then triumphed at WrestleMania, finally felling Rock with a Stunner. WWE on Sky Sports Find out when your favourite Superstars are on the telly The Rock lost the world title to Austin at WWEs premier event again two years later - Royal Rumble winner Stone Cold, who was surprisingly aided by Vince McMahon, winning a No Disqualification Match after walloping his opponent with 16 chair shots.However, The Rock would exact revenge at WrestleMania 19 in what turned out to be Austins final WWE match - the two using each others finishing moves before The Peoples Champion clobbered his foe with three Rock Bottoms and securing the pinfall.Three Tag-Team Title reigns with Mick Foley As The Rock celebrates the 20th anniversary of his first WWE match, we look at his partnership with Mick Foley Foley was the man with whom Rock shared three Tag-Team Title reigns. A quite bizarre duo, I think youll agree - one WWEs resident daredevil scruff-bag, the other with the chiselled good looks and charisma that would help him become a star in Hollywood.Rock was initially reluctant to band with Foley but the tandem worked, the duo beating Big Show and The Undertaker on Raw in September 1999 to claim the belts for the first time before enjoying two more, albeit brief, stints with the belts before the year had elapsed.Rock and Foley, known collectively as The Rock n Sock Connection due to the formers name and the latters fascination with sock puppets, united again at WrestleMania 20, losing a two-on-three handicap match to Evolutions Randy Orton, Batista and Ric Flair.Two WrestleMania matches against John Cena John Cena battled The Rock at WrestleMania 29 in 2013 Rocks team-up with Foley looked for some time to be his final appearance as an in-ring star at WrestleMania - but he laced up his boots again at the show in 2012 for a one-on-one dustup with John Cena, the man who had ascended to the top of WWE in his absence.The Brahma Bull, who had shaken off any ring rust by teaming with Cena against The Miz and R-Truth at Survivor Series in November 2011, pulled out the victory, pouncing with a Rock Bottom after Cena had become a tad too cocky and attempted a Peoples Elbow.The rivalry was far from over, though - with Rock winning the world title at the 2013 Royal Rumble and Cena triumphing in the Rumble Match itself, the rivals collided again at WrestleMania 29. This time it was Cena who prevailed, after nailing a third Attitude Adjustment.A truckload of Peoples Elbows The Rocks Peoples Elbow has become an iconic WWE move Its hard to quantify exactly how many Peoples Elbows The Rock has hit throughout his career - although theres probably some boffin somewhere whos worked it out!The move worked a treat during his feud with Punk - the Rock using it to win the last of his world titles - while it may also have been an inspiration for Cenas not-too-dissimilar Five Knuckle Shuffle.Much more to come Will The Rock end up in the White House? The Rock has competed in a WWE match since his reverse against Cena in 2013, downing Erick Rowan in six seconds at WrestleMania 32 in April, but many fans will be hoping he has another contest left in him? Against Brock Lesnar perhaps? What about The Undertaker?Whats clear is his career is white-hot outside the ring - he has been declared as the worlds highest-paid actor by Forbes and was this week named The Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.Mr Johnson has also not ruled out running for President of the United States in 2020, telling Vanity Fair. It would be a great opportunity to help people, so its possible. This past election shows that anything can happen. Watch this space… Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price Also See: WWE Survivor Series: How to book Triple H backs McGregor for WWE WATCH: Great Smackdown moments Wiese returns to football Justin Williams Jersey . Berdych and Stepanek played all five matches when the Czechs beat Spain 3-2 in the final last November in Prague to win the countrys first title as an independent nation. Philipp Grubauer Jersey . The top-ranked Djokovic also beat Gael Monfils and then routed Roger Federer en route to his first Abu Dhabi title. "Its always great to win a title. This is the best way to start the 2012 season," Djokovic said. http://www.jerseyhockeycapitalsstore.com/authentic-jonas-siegenthaler-capitals-jersey-sale/ . With the Pirates in the thick of the race in the NL Central, the timing couldnt be better. Liriano struck out a season-high 11 in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season and Pittsburgh beat the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Tuesday night.TSN baseball analyst Steve Phillips looks at the current Wild Card playoff system, a September call-up to keep an eye on, the illustrious career of New York Yankees closer Marian Rivera and the celebration of the Los Angeles Dodgers. 1. Are you a fan of the one-game wild card playoff system or should it be expanded/eliminated? My Mets teams made the playoffs in 1999 and 2000. We made it both years as a Wild Card winner. We were fortunate that the rules at the time only called for one Wild Card team and that team was unable to play the division winner from our own division in the first round. That team happened to be the Atlanta Braves, who we could never seem to beat. Fortunately, the Braves lost in 2000 in the NLCS so we were able to advance to the World Series. Avoiding the Braves was a huge benefit to us. I didnt mind being a Wild Card team at all back then. In fact, there was some value in not running away with a division. We had to play playoff baseball to get to October. That better prepared us for the playoffs once we were there. Lets put it this way, there may not have been a benefit to being the Wild Card team but there definitely wasnt a penalty either. The new format of two Wild Card teams having to play a one-game playoff is perfect. I like that more teams are in pennant races deeper into the season. I also like that the Wild Card playoff winners are placed at a disadvantage as they head into the League Championship Series. Typically, the clubs pitch their aces in the Wild Card play-in game which weakens their rotation as they advance. The playoffs can often be a crapshoot. A hot player or hot team can beat a better club. The fewer games in a series, the more an individual can control it. If I could propose any change to the current system, it would be to make the LCS a seven-game series just like the World Series. I want the team with the best roster to have the best chance to win a World Series. 2. Which late season call-up are you most excited to see over a whole season next year? Who is the name baseball fans will want to remember? Remember the name Billy Hamilton? This kid can fly. The Cincinnati Reds called him up to the big leagues a few weeks ago and he is showing his speed is a real weapon. You may have heard about him last year as he set a professional record with 155 steals in the minors. According to Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first player since 1920 to have four steals in his first major league start. He has successfully swiped all nine of his stolen base attempts in the big leagues. Some players can steal bases on pure speed. They may not be able to read pitchers moves very well but they can just outrun the baseball. Some players can steal bases on instincts. They have a sense for the right time and situation in which to successfully steal a base. They have a feel for the right pitch and situation to surprise the opposition. The best base stealers have a combination of the two. Hamilton has both speed and instincts. He is a flyer. He can still steal a base if he doesnt get a great jump. He also has the innate ability to read a pitchers delivery and intent. He has the ability to steal a base when everyone in the ballpark knows he is going. He has the guts of a burglar. In order to be a true base stealer, you cant be afraid of getting picked off or thrown out. The biggest challenge for Hamilton is how much he will hit in the majors. He is a .280 career minor league hitter with a .350 on-base percentage but he only hit .256 in Triple-A this year. He still stole 75 bases. One thing he will learn is that he cant steal first base. He will have to find ways to get on base in order to use his speed, otherwise he will just be a pinch runner. The good news is that he reached base five times in his first major league start on Wednesday when he stole the four bases. 3. With Mariano Riveras farewell tour coming through Toronto and coming to an end soon, how will you best remember him, both on and off the field? Where does he rank among the greatest pitchers of all time, starters included? Enter Sandman! Mariano Rivera will be a Hall of Famer five years from now. He will go down in history as the best closer to ever play the game. My reluctance to call him one of the best pitchers ever has far less to do with him and his ability than it does his role as a closer. Rivera holds career records for most games finished (950) and most saves (652). He is 82-60 with a 2.22 ERA in his career. Remarkable numbers. What is even more impressive is that he was even better in the post-season. His post-season record is 8-1 with 42 saves and a 0.70 ERA in 96 games. When the games meant the most and the pressure was at its highest, Rivera performed his best. That is a telling fact about him as a man and a player. Yankees fans have been spoiled. John Carlson Jersey. They have no idea how good they have had it. Not only has he saved more games than anyone else but the way he did it was even more impressive. Rivera never seemed to pitch himself into trouble. He seemingly always retires the opposition 1-2-3. Yankees fans are in for a rude awakening. It just doesnt work that way. The rest of us know that closers often times put runners on base, give up runs and still earn saves. Welcome to our world, Yankee fans. For all the on-field accolades that Rivera has earned and deserved, he is even better off the field. He is a gentleman. He is charitable and giving. He is a good teammate. He is a general managers dream come true. He is great on the field and an even better representative of an organization off the field. Rivera is a baseball Hall of Famer and a human being Hall of Famer. Believe it or not, my lasting memory is of Rivera standing on the mound in Game 5 of the 2000 World Series as the Yankees won the Series against my Mets team. It was a tough loss in a tough series. We lost four games by a total of five runs. But as the game ended and we lost the Subway Series, I had no ill will toward Rivera. I felt respect for him. That speaks volumes for the man that he is. The Yankees are the Mets rivals. They battle over players, media coverage, back pages and fans. Yet, when we lost to them, I felt nothing but respect for the man who got the final out. Rivera is winner on and off the field. He is the consummate professional. The game will be a little worse next year without him in it. EXIT SANDMAN!!!! Fair or Foul The LA Dodgers clinched the NL West on Thursday as they defeated the Diamondbacks 7-6 in Arizona. It is their first division title since 2009. They are a remarkable story. What a turnaround. The Dodgers were sitting in last place at 30-42 on June 21, but they have gone a major league-best 58-23 since. Their manager, Don Mattingly was on the verge of getting fired. They looked like a $200M bust of a team. Yet things turned around. They got healthy. Their good players started playing well. Rookie Yasiel Puig energized and challenged his teammates with his presence and performance. They made a change at closer and made a number of other key acquisitions. They deserve to celebrate this accomplishment. It is not easy to win your division. The season is a long grind and teams go through so much to get to the playoffs. Spring training starts in mid-February. The season is 162 games long. In fact, they play 162 game in 181 days. That takes a physical and emotional toll. So when teams make the playoffs, there is good reason to celebrate. Boy, did the Dodgers celebrate! They did the typical dog pile on each other and poured and squirted champagne. (By the way, ice cold champagne poured on your head can give you a brain freeze like nothing you have ever experienced. Plus it can burn your eyes. I sure miss that feeling!) Of course, there was loud music blaring with dancing and singing as well. I will never forget screaming the lyrics to "Who let the dogs out?" in our clubhouse celebration in New York. I am so embarrassed. The Dodgers took the celebration to a new level, though as they decided to take a dip in the Diamondbacks pool in right centrefield. Adding the cannonball to the playoff celebration the Dodgers acted like they had won a World Series or something more. I didnt know this until my team went to the World Series in 2000 but as teams progress through the playoffs, the quality of the champagne in the celebration improves. It makes sense. Each round of the playoffs gets you closer to the ultimate goal and is something more significant to celebrate. Celebrations should follow that pattern as well. Teams should celebrate making the playoffs but save room to ramp up the celebration if they win the League Championship Series. Then if they go to the World Series, celebrate a bit more and then if you win a World Series, feel free to jump off the high board and do a triple twist into the pool. So yes, the Dodgers did over-celebrate to a degree. And yes, the Diamondbacks were offended. They thought it rude of the Dodgers to use their pool without asking. There is one thing worse than over-celebrating and that is complaining about a teams over-celebrating in your stadium. If you dont want a team to celebrate in your ballpark, then beat them. The Dodgers are going to be a tough team in the playoffs. They have solid starting pitching, a good bullpen and an explosive offence. I cant wait to see the celebration if they win in the League Championship Series. I am going to go turn on the Baha Men, put on some goggles, listen to my favorite song, "Who let the dogs out?" and pour champagne on my head. I hope my landlord doesnt get mad. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '