The Rock's 15 rare Raw moments

The Rock's Raw debut: Nov. 25, 1996

The Rock’s much-heralded debut as the first third-generation Superstar came at Survivor Series 1996. Countless highlight reels have been populated with a fresh-faced Rocky Maivia making his way to the ring at Madison Square Garden, smiling from ear to ear (WATCH). And he had reason to grin. The blue chipper was the sole survivor of his Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match that night, outlasting such luminaries as Jerry “The King” Lawler and Jake “The Snake” Roberts.

But few fans have seen Rocky’s next match against a mostly forgotten Italian grappler named Salvatore Sincere. Straight out of a Mario Puzo novel, Sincere attempted to make Maivia an offer he couldn’t refuse, but Maivia was still on a roll from his Survivor Series victory eight days prior. He pinned the mobster after an impressive shoulder-breaker, marking the start of a legendary Raw career. (WATCH)