Most of you may be familiar with The Rock’s “People Elbow”. For those who aren’t, it’s a signature move used by the famous wrestler.
It has been appearing in the WWE show for over two decades although no one really knows the origins. However, Triple H, who appeared on Greg James’ BBC show has broken the silence and discussed openly about the topic.
I can distinctly remember that, in a non-televised match, where we got to the point that, when you’re working in the smaller places and you’ve been on the road for 300 days and you’re in this place of ‘Let’s just make Taker break character tonight.
And one night Rock did the People’s elbow, but it wasn’t known as the People’s Elbow then.
It was known as: Watch this move that’s going to make all of you lose it in your corners.
And then it got to the point where it would happen at a couple of events and there was a night where, I think we were all working a tag match on TV, and [Mick] Foley said: ‘I dare you to do that elbow tonight.’
These things morph in those ways that they just catch on, and trust me, we’re quick to go: ‘Oh they like that. I’m sticking with that.’
“I loved working with @TheRock but the People’s Elbow is the hokiest move ever!” @TripleH gives @GregJames the story behind the move 💪 pic.twitter.com/8hLEuYQNlg
— BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) June 21, 2017
Now we can all thank Triple H for letting us know the history behind the first People’s Elbow.
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