Back in the day, the concept of Xbox changed the entire gaming scenario and was among one of the most successful inventions from Microsoft. It was exactly nineteen years ago, on this day, that the gaming console was launched by none other than wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson AKA The Rock, along with Microsoft tycoon, Bill Gates. Taking to his Instagram, the Jumanji actor shared a major throwback video from the Xbox launch event and he looks extremely unrecognisable, at the same time dapper, in formal attire and his signature The Rock glares. The clip sees Bill Gates heaping praises over The Rock, who was a popular wrestler during that time. He then reciprocates his gesture and the duo starts talking about the gaming console and its pros.
In his caption, The Rock elaborated his experience on this historic day and called Bill as his ‘bud and twin’. “Making CES history with my bud (and twin) @thisisbillgates. On this day back in 2001, Bill asked me to help him launch the WORLDS FIRST XBOX. Bill’s ambition was to change the world of video games forever - and he did just that. Happy to say that years later, my relationship with @microsoft is still going strong as we continue to partner up to bring XBox’s and joy to Make-A-Wish kids and kids in need around the world,” read a part of his caption. (ALSO READ - New Year 2020: Dwayne Johnson AKA The Rock Opens Up On His Battle With Calluses That Gave Him 'Dinosaur Hands' – VIDEO)
Check out the clip below:
He added, “What’s special about Bill and worth incredible praise is that he’s as generous as he is brilliant. With all of his admirable self-made success, he’s also dedicated his life to philanthropy in education, health and poverty. A true genius and business mogul of our generation who inspires me to continue to build with two hands make an impact and give back every step of the way. Good times, my friends. In my shades.” LOL!
image source: instagram/therock
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