CES 2001: The Rock Crashes Bill Gates' CES Keynote Speech

WWF Superstar, The Rock, makes a surprise appearance at the official Xbox unveiling.


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As part of the official Xbox unveiling and the announcement of WWF Raw Is War for the console, WWF Superstar, The Rock, made an appearance during Bill Gates' keynote speech at the ongoing Computer Electronics Show. The Rock came on stage to announce his support for the Xbox and took part in a candid conversation with Bill Gates.

"To the untrained eye it just might appear that The Rock and Bill Gates don't have a heck of a lot in common." Rock joked, as he towered over Gates. "That can't be further from the truth. Both The Rock and Bill Gates stand on top of their industry. Both The Rock and Bill Gates are best selling authors. And both The Rock and Bill Gates have electrifying catch phrases."

"The Rock doesn't impress easily, but we're pretty damn impressed with what we're seeing today," he said in reference to the game demos that were shown during Gates' keynote speech. "It is truly the future of video games, and I'm truly excited to be a part of it."

The Rock will appear in virtual form in THQ's WWF Raw Is War for the Xbox. For more information on the game read our dedicated story direct from CES.

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