“Hardest Workers in the Room” – Dwayne Johnson Joins Millions on the Internet to Write a Heartfelt Note for the ‘Most Interesting Man in the NFL’, Lou Hedley

Published 08/30/2023, 3:48 PM EDT

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Dwayne The Rock Johnson is known as the most electrifying man in sports and entertainment. The Rock carries a lot of star power on his shoulders and makes headlines with whatever he does. This time the most electrifying man chose to give a shout-out to a new NFL star

Dwayne Johnson joined millions of social media users to congratulate the newest recruit in the National Football League. The Rock praised the young man for his intense work ethic, attitude, and dedication.

Australian rookie gains the appreciation of The Rock


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The Australian rookie who has just been drafted in the NFL is actually a 30-year-old man. He used to be a scaffolder from the Mandurah region of Western Australia and has recently been drafted by the new New Orleans Saints. Right from the start, one immediately notices the heavily tattooed body of the Australian Punter, Lou Hedley.


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The Rock also carries a very heavy and intricate inked pattern on his shoulder and his arm. He was often referred to himself as the hardest worker in the room, highlighting his work ethic. The Brahma Bull has now bestowed the same words to describe Hedley.

The 10-time World Champion not only acknowledged the newcomer of the Saints he was also one of the first to admire and appreciate Hedley. After a tweet stated that Hedley has won the punting job for the Saints, The Rock retweeted and wrote, “Love seeing this. Congrats brother. Hardest workers in the room.”

The world knows that gaining the appreciation of the Rock is no easy feat to achieve. Furthermore, several WWE superstars have worked very hard in the industry but they still didn’t get Dwayne Johnson to be on their good terms.

The New Orleans Saints compare punter Lou Hedley’s arrival to WWE’s Rock debut. Dubbed the most interesting man in the NFL” by the American media, he’s the one grabbing all the attention in the football scene!

His journey from owning a Bali tattoo parlor to a $750,000 deal with the Saints mirrors The Rock’s rise to the top. Defying Australian football norms, he transitioned seamlessly from the Western Australia Football League, where he played a crucial role for Peel Thunder, to the NFL.

This isn’t the first time DJ has shown support to a fellow athlete.

Dwyane Johnson’s support to fellow sportspersons

The Rock has always played the role of an uplifter for many people. The WWE legend carries an elderly brother vibe and is like a strong oak tree.


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He recently cheered and complimented UFC fighter Justin Poirier after a knockout defeat against Justin Gaethje. Poirier reached out to The Rock and thanked him for his unconditional support. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has also helped a MMA fighter from Zimbabwe who wants to be a champion fighter. I

In May, Themba Gorimbo talked on Twitter about having only $7 in his bank account after he went to another country to try and join the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Dwayne Johnson promised to help him out and delivered on it. In the video, he surprised Themba with a new home, and Themba looked very surprised and emotional. The Rock has also helped several young football players with their dream of joining the NFL along with other WWE Hall of Famers.


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Sheron Singh


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Sheron Singh is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports. She started watching and following the WWE when her father introduced it to her at the age of 6. Sheron has since been an avid fan and devotedly follows the sport.
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Sherjeel Malik