This is “The Blue Chipper” Rocky Maivia’s debut on WWF TV in an interview segment from Monday Night Raw on November 11th, 1996- just 6 days before his in-ring debut at the Survivor Series.
He debuted as an always-smiling “3rd Generation Superstar” baby face who didn’t have much of a definable gimmick and cut very bland promos.
Fans soon tired of him and began infamously chanting “Die Rocky, Die” during his matches.
It’s hard to believe that this soft-spoken guy with the ridiculously bad haircut would go on with some slight tweaks to the gimmick and his personality (oh, and his hairstyle) to become one of the best promo guys in the history of wrestling as The Rock.
It just goes to show you that you just never know when a guy is going to become a breakout star.