Video footage of The Rock hitting what was one of the first People’s Elbows went viral. The clip is from a WWE house show in Montreal on March 6th, 1998. After Rock hit the elbow, a fan reacted by saying “that was stupid” and little did he know how iconic the move would become.
This might have been one of the first-ever "People's Elbow" from @TheRock during a house show in 1998
— B/R Wrestling (@BRWrestling) July 19, 2020