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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson reveals he took steroids when he was a teenager

Marcus Chan

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson reveals he took steroids when he was a teenager

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was called out by podcaster Joe Rogan this week after the shock admission from Liver King regarding his steroid usage.

After Liver King, whose real name is Brian Johnson, came clean about taking steroids, Rogan stated that The Rock should be next to admit to using performance-enhancing substances.

Rogan said on JRE Daily: “The Rock should come clean right now. He should make a video in response to the Liver King video like, ‘I need to talk to you because The Rock’s been lying’.

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“There’s not a f**king chance in hell he’s clean, not a chance in hell as big as The Rock is at 50.

“The point is you can’t even get there with HRT (hormone replacement therapy). That’s not HRT. He is so massive and he’s so different than he was when he was 30.”

Although Johnson did not directly respond to Rogan’s claims, he has previously admitted that he has taken steroids when he was a teenager.

Back in 2009, the former WWE star revealed to MTV: “I tried it. Me and my buddies tried it back in the day when I was 18 or 19. Didn't know what we were doing.”

Johnson would have been playing college football for the University of Miami at the time, after he graduated and began to start his career as a professional wrestler, he stopped taking steroids.

He added: “It's not as prevalent today in our sports as it was 10 years ago.

“But we have to recognise that a culture was created where it was OK to do that, and a lot of team managers, owners and players who didn't do it would turn the other cheek. We recognise that, and now we have to institute stronger penalties, which we are doing.”

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Ever since then, Johnson has been a strong advocate in highlighting the dangers of performance-enhancing substances to young athletes.

He said: “It's a good example for kids to follow, not in terms of the use, but in terms of the repercussions of what can happen because there is no replacement for hard work.”

SPORTbible have reached out to Dwayne Johnson’s representatives for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@therock

Topics: Wrestling, WWE, Dwayne Johnson, Joe Rogan

Marcus Chan
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