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Rare Interview With Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson And His Father Goes Viral After Rocky Johnson Passed Away

Rare Interview With Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson And His Father Goes Viral After Rocky Johnson Passed Away

An emotional interview with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Rocky Johnson following WWE WrestleMania 13 has become a viral hit after his legendary father passed away.

WWE Hall of Famer Johnson, whose career spanned from the 1960s to the mid-1980s, died at the age of 75 earlier this week.

With the wrestling community paying tributes to The Rock's late father, a WWE clip of him sharing a heartfelt exchange with his son has started to make the rounds on social media.

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Twitter user 90s WWE tweeted out a segment of WWE CEO Vince McMahon interviewing The Rock alongside his father ahead of a Raw Is War episode.

Johnson, who competed as Rocky Maivia at WrestleMania 13, admitted that he "could not believe [his] eyes" when he spotted his dad in the crowd.

The Rock said: "Vince, you got that right. First of all, last night at WrestleMania 13 will be a night I will never forget for the rest of my life.

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"When I look up and saw my dad I could not believe my eyes. But at the same time, Dad, you promised me... We made a pact."

Rocky revealed that it was "so important" for him to be there that he paid for his own flight from Tampa, Florida, and even bought his own ticket for WrestleMania 13.

The legendary former wrestler explained: "I wanna say this: I flew all the way up here from Tampa, Florida. I bought my own ticket, I paid my own ticket to get into this arena.

"Maybe Vince McMahon would have given me a ticket; on the other hand, maybe he wouldn't have.

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"[The Rock says, "Oh, stop it."] But that's immature. You know, I wanted to surprise you. I wanted to be there.

"This was so important for me. You carry the family name, you carry your grandfather's name, you carry my name.

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"I sat in that crowd and I watch you and I was so proud. But then when I saw those three guys jump you, any man that has feelings for his son is not going to stand out there and watch three guys try to hurt you.

"And that's what they tried to and I just lost it. I came in to help you; now I promise you I will never interfere in your matches again."

The Rock was in action against The Sultan, who had Bob Backlund and The Iron Sheik in his corner, for the WWE Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 13.

And the Hollywood superstar, who is widely revered as one of the best WWE stars of all time, successfully retained the title at The Grandest Stage of Them All in Rosemont, Illinois.

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WWE Hall of Famers Backlund and Sheik attacked The Rock after the match, only for Rocky to spring to his son's aid.

Featured Image Credit: 90s WWE

Topics: The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, WWE News, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, WWE

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