“He Does Evolve Into ‘The Rock’: Young Rock Actor Shares a Major Life Lesson He Learned From Dwayne Johnson

Published 12/11/2022, 10:30 AM EST

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Dwayne Johnson is one of the greatest personalities in the world of entertainment currently. His attitude and persona is second to none. Johnson also is arguably one of the most popular stars in the world. Dwayne Johnson has come a long way from being a failed football athlete to becoming a household name.

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Before becoming a big Hollywood name, Johnson was a popular WWE Superstar. However, he would leave it during his peak time and join Hollywood. However, such is his popularity currently, that he produces a show on himself called, ‘Young Rock’.

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The show is well-liked and has a third season is on its way. Uli Latukefu, the actor who portrays The Rock on-screen, is highly praised for his portrayal. Their resemblance is uncanny, and he has, till date, done a wonderful job of portraying the role to its fullest.

Around a month ago, he exclusively met with E!News and shared a few learnings he received from the show and Dwayne Johnson. Latukefu revealed that while progressing in one’s career, one must be true to themselves, and only then can they shine.

He said, “This year, because it’s such a pivotal point in his career, he just wanted me to anchor the idea of, one, being true to himself, but also having the courage to choose your direction and go with your gut.” Further, he stated how Young Rock develops into The Rock.

The actor said, “He does evolve into ‘The Rock’ this year.” Latukefu revealed that how The Rock persona was created, and how being original really made the fans resonate to Dwayne Johnson.

Did Young Rock hint at The Rock’s WrestleMania return against Roman Reigns?

Ever since Roman Reigns returned with his Tribal Chief gimmick, one has been able to touch him. After three years of complete dominance, Reigns is in search of a new opponent. For several years now, The Rock’s return is being rumored.

However, with rumors now stating that Dwayne Johnson might return to Royal Rumble 2023. However, an episode from Young Rock, which portrays The Rock’s future, hints a possible match between Roman Reigns and Dwayne Johnson.

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The video shows The Brahma Bull walking past his cabinet of accolades, which has three of his championships, the big eagle, WWE Undisputed Championship, and the blue WWE Universal Championship.

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While The Rock has won the former two championships; he is yet to win the Universal Championship. While it might hint at the possible return at WrestleMania, it might also be due to the lighting that shows the WWE Championship as blue. Since it was The Rock who defeated CM Punk to end his long run.

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While nothing is confirmed currently, fans can just wait and see.

Watch this story: The Evolution of Dwayne Johnson

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Shounak Chakrabarti

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Shounak Chakrabarti is WWE writer at EssentiallySports. With a degree in Journalism, he wants to stand tall as an objective journalist. An avid fan of wrestling from childhood, Shounak has followed the sport from its very core and Seth 'Freakin' Rollins just happens to be his favorite wrestler.
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