The Rock Was Twice Excluded From School For Beating Up Kids Who Said Wrestling Was Fake
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson' has revealed he was suspended from school on two occasions for beating up kids.
The reason? His fellow students had said wrestling was fake. The first third-generation wrestler lived and breathe the business, with his late father Rocky Johnson the first black Georgia heavyweight champion.
He was so loyal to the industry from such a young age that he lost it and ended up being punished by his school for his conduct.
In NBC's 'Young Rock', a new series chronicling the life of the WWE legend long before he was a box office sensation, we see Johnson knocking out a classmate after he called wrestling fake.
And in replying to a fan on Twitter, the 48-year-old confirmed this exact event happened in real life.
Hi Jack, yup it sure did happen.- Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 24, 2021
I pile drived a kid in elementary.
KO'd a kid in high school.
Got suspended both times.
I was wrong.
But back in the 80s I was taught by my dad and all the wrestlers to always "protect the business". It's what we we did. #YoungRock https://t.co/sivjaCuNI6
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Johnson tweeted: "Yup it sure did happen. Twice. I pile drived a kid in elementary. KO'd a kid in high school. Got suspended both times," he wrote.
"I was wrong. But back in the 80s I was taught by my dad and all the wrestlers to always 'protect the business'. It's what we did."
This was a long, long time ago but the 10-time world champion was basically a fully developed man at the time.
'The Brahma Bull' shared a picture of him aged 15 on Instagram and revealed that everyone thought he was an undercover police officer because of how he looked.
He wrote: "#flashbackfriday to that special time when I was a 15yr old punk kid, 6'4, barely 200lbs, creepy mustache and forced to leave Hawai'i to live in Nashville, TN - where I just enrolled in a new high school - and EVERYONE (students and teachers) treated me like I had the plague and stayed away because they were all convinced I was an undercover cop. True story.'"
Im belly laughing .....:joy:- Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) February 11, 2021
One had a full mustache and was getting arrested multiple times, while the other had a respectable job as everyone's favorite grocery boy at the local market...love ya man!! https://t.co/LqeIqLs6XW
Just look at that moustache.
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