‘Rock Please Don’t’: $800M Worth Dwayne Johnson Reveals “Expensive” Backstory of the Smoothest People’s Elbow of All Time

Published 10/02/2022, 9:18 AM EDT

Dwayne Johnson had come a long way in his life from becoming a WWE superstar to transitioning into a Hollywood megastar. But one thing that’s special about The Rock is that he never forgets to treat people who love him in a kind way. Back in WWE, The People’s Champ had a habit of throwing his expensive merchandise like elbow bands, glasses, t-shirts, etc. at the crowd.


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Whenever someone tags Johnson into a WWE post, he becomes nostalgic and shares a story behind a particular incident. Similarly, The Great One recalled a conversation with his merchandise manager before he performed the smoothest ‘People’s Elbow’ of all time.


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Recently, SporstCenter shared a video of Dwayne Johnson’s smoothest ‘People’s Elbow’ on the British Bulldog on an episode of SmackDown. They shared as it was the 23rd anniversary of that iconic moment. However, The Rock had another memory of that night, which he shared in his reply.

Johnson started the tweet by calling it the “Smoothest People’s Elbow EVER.”

Further, he recalled a much smoother moment of his manager told him to stop throwing his glasses at the crowd every time. The Rock’s manager said, “Rock these are prototype glasses that were very expensive to make. We have only ONE PAIR so PLEASE don’t throw them out to the crowd tonight” 

Well, this story makes this WWE iconic moment ‘the most expensive People’s Elbow ever’. Even though being told by his manager not to throw the glasses, The Rock did the opposite. 


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DJ seemed to be in the moment while performing the People’s Elbow and might have forgotten what his merchandise manager said. Moreover, it seems after the match, The Rock would have had a great conversation again with the manager backstage 

Dwayne Johnson reacts to a fan’s reply in the comment section 

A fan shared a video meme in the comment section, assuming this would be the reaction of the manager. In his tweet, the fans wrote, “Rocks merchandise manager after the 👓 went flying: (Video)”

Surprisingly, Dwayne Johnson found the meme funny and accurate as he replied to it. DJ wrote, “😂😂💀💀 basically, yes this was his reaction!”


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As Johnson wrote in his tweet, the glasses were expensive and they only had one of those. Nevertheless, The Great One threw the glasses away at the crowd to keep his iconic kayfabe maintain while performing the move.

Now we can think about what conversation DJ would have had with his manager backstage. In the reply, The Rock stated the manager was angry at him for throwing away the glasses.

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, enters the ring to talk smack about his upcoming opponent John Cena during the WWE Raw event at Rose Garden arena in Portland, Ore., Monday February 27th, 2012. (Photo by Chris Ryan/Corbis via Getty Images)

Moreover, now we know why Johnson remembers this night specifically when someone talks about the “Smoothest People’s Elbow EVER.”


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Tushar Deogharkar

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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.

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