The 25 greatest mic moments in wrestling history

#15 “Welcome to the first ever evening with The Rock!” — The Rock on March 24, 2003 in WWE

The Rock has always possessed a rare charisma. He can tear into a live audience, while charming those folks watching at home with his million-dollar smile. Such was the case when The Great One brought his guitar to Sacramento, Calif., in March 2003 to serenade a captive audience with the first “Rock Concert.”

As WrestleMania XIX and a third Show of Shows matchup with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin loomed, The Rock was welcomed with a chorus of cheers, but the night soured when he hit the hook. The former WWE Champion said his favorite part about coming to Sacramento was getting to leave before calling The Texas Rattlesnake “nothing but a redneck, cryin’ all the time.”

The Sactown faithful were not calling for any encores, but it didn’t matter. As The Great One stopped to laugh mid-song at his own lyrics, it was clear he was his own biggest fan. — JEFF LABOON