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Dwayne Johnson Confesses Whether He’s Great or Terrible at This Unlikely Sport

Published 05/20/2022, 12:16 PM EDT

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When we hear the name Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, we always expect the best out of him. There’s nothing that Dwayne Johnson can’t do because he is a hustler. But unfortunately, Johnson could not achieve his lifelong dream of playing in the NFL.

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However, after over 20years, Dwayne Johnson kicked off the NFL Super Bowl IV this year. Whether it be playing football, wrestling, acting, or being a business owner, The Rock has pulled every string in his favor.



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However, there’s one sport that Johnson is skeptical about. Back in 2016, the former WWE World Champion, The Rock, sat down with the “People” to answer questions from the kids!

In which sport does Dwayne Johnson doubts himself?

Fans naturally imagined that since Dwayne Johnson is referred to as ‘The Great One,’ he can be impressive at everything. However, When The Rock answered some burning questions from the kids, he confessed that he is terrible at racket sport, Tennis.

During the conversation with the “People,” Johnson was asked how good he was at playing tennis by a 5-year-old girl, Stella. According to The Rock, it was by far the most excellent question asked by a little girl. But, Johnson revealed he is awful at the sport.


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The Rock said, “How good can I play tennis? Tennis! Not good at all.”

Yes, you heard it right! Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is not good at playing tennis at all. So when WWE’s Brahma Bull mentions he is not good at something, it raises questions. However, it’s not a big deal because Johnson, in his entire life, never imagined he had to play tennis.

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As a teenager, Johnson wanted to become a professional footballer. However, when The Rock’s NFL dream was crushed, he moved to sports entertainment and joined the wrestling business after his father.

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Once, Swiss Tennis legend Roger Federer and Dwayne Johnson engaged in a hilarious social media exchange banter. In 2018, the wrestler turned actor moved to the Australian Open to support Roger Federer.

The Swiss tennis legend took to Twitter to impress Johnson and asked if he was nailing the “Smoldering Intensity” look. Federer referred to Johnson’s film, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, where he played the character of Dr. Xander “Smolder” Bravestone.

Johnson replied, “When you’re the GOAT there is no wrong brother. Perfect form. For those who don’t know.. ‘Smoldering Intensity’ is one of my character’s strengths in #Jumanji. And like Roger, “Dr. Smolder Bravestone” has no weaknesses.”


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This was a hilarious exchange of words on Twitter by the tennis and WWE legend. Roger Federer paid respect to The Great One, and even Johnson reverted with a compliment to the tennis legend.


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A significantly less known fact is that Dwayne Johnson is not the great one in tennis. However, The Rock had fun answering the intelligent and witty questions of the kids.

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Written by:

Akash Dhakite


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Akash Dhakite is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Since he was three years old, Akash has been a fan of WWE, which gives him an ascendancy of knowledge about this sport. He grew up watching John Cena and to ‘Never Give Up’ is something that he has learned from him.
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Vibhanshu Kumar