The Rock's greatest New York/New Jersey moments

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February 28, 2013

Survivor Series 1996: Meet "The Blue Chipper”

Not many Superstars can lay claim to having begun their WWE career under the roof of The World’s Most Famous Arena, and the fact that The Rock — then Rocky Maivia — first stepped through the ropes before a Madison Square Garden crowd just reinforces that he was destined for greatness from the get-go. “The Blue Chipper” first introduced himself to the WWE Universe at Survivor Series 1996 as part of the Traditional Survivor Series 8-Man Elimination Tag Team Match and immediately lived up to his pedigree as WWE’s first third-generation Superstar, pinning Goldust to become the bout’s sole survivor.

Unfortunately for Maivia, the WWE Universe didn’t immediately take to his million-dollar smile and clean-cut personality, and chants of “Rocky sucks!” soon followed The Blue Chipper wherever he went. But as you’ve probably figured out by now, they soon changed their minds in a big, big way.

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