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The Rock's second match being added to WWE Network hidden gems

One of The Rock’s earliest matches in his pro wrestling career will be tomorrow’s WWE Network Hidden Gem upload.

WWE Network News reported tonight that tomorrow’s upload will be a dark match between Dwayne Johnson and Bodydonna Skip, also known as Chris Candido. The reported synopsis lists a March 11, 1996 date meaning this would be his second ever WWE match, with a dark match against the Brooklyn Brawler the day before at a WWE Superstars taping being his first.

Johnson, who was a standout college football player, transitioned into pro wrestling and started training in 1995 under his father, Rocky Johnson. After working several house shows, Johnson was sent to the USWA for more seasoning. 

After several months wrestling in Memphis as Flex Kavana, Johnson made his debut at Survivor Series 1996 as Rocky Maivia. He teamed with Jake Roberts, Marc Mero and The Stalker (Barry Windham) to defeat Crush, Goldust, Jerry Lawler and Hunter Hearst Helmsley in a Survivor Series elimination match, himself being the only survivor.