WATCH: WWE Legend Kurt Angle’s Hilarious Face Off With Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Before Watching Jungle Cruise

Published 08/12/2021, 1:33 PM EDT


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is arguably the biggest star in the world at the moment. Apart from John Cena, there is hardly any other wrestler who has reached the stardom in Hollywood as Dwayne.

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His fans range from toddlers to WWE Hall of Famers. His recent movie, Jungle Cruise, has been widely held as fun for the entire family. Even Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle took his daughter to watch his old rival’s movie.

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Angle even took to Twitter to express his appreciation for the movie, but not before challenging ‘The Great One‘ for a match. The tweet is hilarious and sweet at the same time. It is good to see old colleagues are still friends after leaving wrestling.

The Rock’s popularity has transcended wrestling and seeped into the world of acting. Dwayne Johnson is now the highest paid actor in the whole world. Who can match his popularity?

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How did Dwayne Johnson become The Rock?

The story behind Dwayne Johnson becoming the Rock is quite fascinating. During an interview with WIRED, The Rock gave the backstory of his infamous ring name.

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“The birth story of ‘The Rock’ is, before I do what I do now, many moons ago, I used to throw around 300 pound men for a living, and get my a** kicked. And then my original wrestling name was “Rocky Maivia”, which was a combination of my dad’s first name and my grandfather’s last name, because both of them were pro-wrestlers.

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)

Recently, there have been rumors flying about his return to WWE at Survivor Series. Nothing has been confirmed but there is a powerful belief among the fans that it will happen.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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