Did you know … The stonethe signature move ̵
1; the PEOPLE’S ELBOW – was created as a joke to do Undertaker laugh?
That’s true … according to Triple H who gives us the hilarious origin story for one of the most iconic finishing touches in professional wrestling history.
Triple H says guys like The Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Mick Foley and more would try as hell to get ‘Taker to break character during live matches.
Undertaker famously took the role so seriously, he is like Daniel Day-Lewis of pro wrestling … you can NEVER make him crack.
But during a 6-Man Tag Team match back in the day, Triple H says … Dwayne Johnson tested something new and silly in hopes of making The Dead Man smile.
“I think the first time Rock did The People’s Elbow was in a match where we tried to make ‘Taker crack,” says Triple H.
“It absolutely started [as a joke] and then it got huge reactions and everyone joined. “
Of course, The Rock loved the attention from the move – and grew it from there.
CAN YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK Cooks? !!?
Triple H – who is a key figure in the new WWE documentary “Undertaker: The Last Ride” (airing Sunday on the WWE Network) – says he has a TON of amazing ‘Taker stories that he reveals on the show.
… including “Taker’s hatred of cucumbers ?!” Yep !!
The series chronicles Undertaker as he wraps up his WWE wrestling career – and Triple H says it’s obvious why everyone has nothing but respect for the guy.