“Sorry Michelle, I Owe You” – Dwayne Johnson Shares An Emotional Moment With a Young Fan

Published 01/17/2021, 12:12 PM EST
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)


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a household name in wrestling and Hollywood alike. But this success came after years of hardships.

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To commemorate his days of struggle, the iconic wrestler shared a sweet throwback on Instagram from his very early days as a wrestler. He was wrestling in Memphis at that time.

TBT to me and a young fan after my wrestling match at the flea market in Memphis. My ring name was “Flex Kavana” (hey I thought it was a cool name at the time🤣) and I was making a GUARANTEED $40 bucks per match.

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The richest actor in the world wrote, “I was broke as hell, passionate, and gave it all I got – having NOOO IDEA the long, windy, unpredictable road that lay ahead. Sounds crazy, but looking back at this time.”

Although he was financially broke, the matches in “flea markets, fairs, high school gyms, used car dealerships, etc” taught him the value of “always taking care of the audience and sending them home happy.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson presents the BMF Belt during the UFC 244 event at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The fan in the picture took a picture with the Rock for $5. He ended the post with, “Sorry Mitchell.. I owe you one”.

The Rock eventually signed with WWE (then WWF) in 1996 and became one of the biggest Superstars of the Attitude Era. He left WWE in the prime of his career in Hollywood and became successful there as well.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a biographical show now

The most electrifying wrestler in the business, he is sure to have an interesting past. As a member of the Anoa’i Family, Johnson is wrestling royalty.

Recently, he shared a teaser of the series based on his youth days. The series will air on NBC and is reported to have a fun take on Johnson’s journey in the world of wrestling and showbiz.

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The trailer looks back at Johnson’s childhood and high school days, including a look at Joseph Lee Anderson playing his father, Rocky Johnson. The teaser also shows actors Adrian Groulx and Bradley Constant portraying Johnson at 10 and 15 years old, respectively.

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Johnson has truly come a long way from wrestling in Memphis. What did you think of his journey? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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