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Here’s Why The Rock Hugging a Rock Will Never Get Old

Published 03/21/2022, 11:30 AM EDT

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Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, was a unique character in WWE. Even though he wasn’t the one embracing the fans, the fans loved that!

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They would cheer for him even when he was dismissing fans. But, the fans aren’t the only ones who loved him. The Rock loved him as well, and he showed it in a bizarre photo shoot.

During the time when The People’s Champ was a young man, he did a photo shoot. In that, he’s holding a huge rock close to his heart. While to someone else it looks like a man holding a rock, WWE fans know the irony behind the photograph.


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If there was a photograph to explain “Love Yourself”, this would be it.

Dwayne Johnson has done hilarious photo shoots over the years

Some of Rock’s photographs have become infamous memes. However, some of them remain iconic photos.

One such is The Rock’s photoshoot with a fanny pack, turtleneck, and a chain. Not only has the photograph become iconic, but has emerged as one of the most common looks for his fans during Halloween. Even Hollywood Actor and Rock’s best-friend Kevin Hart dressed up in a similar way for Halloween as well!


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However, keeping aside hilarious photographs, there is one which pops up once in a while where The Rock is holding his newborn daughter. That particular photograph is famously known as “The Rock and his Little Pebble”.

Considering Rock’s massive size, he usually makes everyone else look tiny!

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What is The Rock doing now?

As of now, Johnson is actively working with the NFL-XFL collaboration to launch the first camps in 2023. The idea is to create a league with innovative rules for the advancement of the game.


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This particular project is extremely close to his heart, considering he always wanted to be in the NFL. Unfortunately, he never made it, but now, he has a second chance of making his dreams come true.

On the other hand, Johnson is working a packed Hollywood schedule. In fact, he is booked all the way to 2023 for Red Notice’s sequels.

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For now, it doesn’t seem like he will be able to return to WWE anytime soon.


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Written by:

Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury


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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 2000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.
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