The Rock continued to feud with Mankind over the WWF Championship, which was traded back and forth between them.
First, in the main event of the January 4, 1999 episode of Raw Is War, Mankind defeated The Rock after interference from Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Johnson graduated from Miami in 1995 with a Bachelor of General Studies in criminology and physiology.
On November 10, 2007, Johnson returned to the Miami Orange Bowl to participate in the festivities surrounding the University of Miami's last home football game at the stadium.
Audiences became increasingly hostile toward Maivia, with chants of "Die, Rocky, die! As The Rock, he insulted the audience in his promos as well as WWF television interviewers, once calling Kevin Kelly an "ugly hermaphrodite".
The next night on Raw Is War, Austin was ordered by Mr.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler.
Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, where he won a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes team.
At King of the Ring, The Rock defeated Dan Severn in the semi-final match and lost to rival Ken Shamrock in the final.
The Rock then resumed his feud with Triple H, as the two had a two out of three falls match at Fully Loaded: In Your House for the Intercontinental title, which The Rock retained in controversial fashion.
At Breakdown: In Your House, The Rock defeated Ken Shamrock and Mankind in a triple threat steel cage match to become the number one contender for the WWF Championship.