WWE legend Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest celebrities on the entire planet, and there’s probably nothing to argue about this. The ovation he received during his recent return to WWE clearly shows what kind of popularity he still enjoys, despite being away from in-ring competition for a long time.
Everyone knows that The People’s Champion pro wrestling fan base helped him in his Hollywood success, but he got that fan support after a lot of hard work. It’s only The Rock’s dedication that has helped him become what he’s today, and in a recent social media post, he shared an interesting story of his struggle days.
Posting a video with Coach Prime Deion Sanders on his own Instagram, Dwayne revealed how Tupac‘s “All Eyes On Me” was his walkout track during his pre WWE days. Additionally, he also shared that, despite being financially broke at the time, he still had that bad MF attitude.
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The Brahma Bull said, “Tupac track “All Eyes On Me” was my walkout ring music when I first started wrestling in Memphis (pre WWE). I may have been broke as hell, only been making $40 bucks per match, but I was a bad MF walking to the ring.”
Looking at how Johnson started from the lowest of levels, but he still had that star attitude, it’s safe to say that stardom was written in his destiny. The Hollywood star may have shared this as a normal post, but it’s probably a lot more for those who look up to him as a source of motivation.
Dwayne Johnson had only 7 bucks in his pocket when he left home
The People’s Champion may have shared that he had that star attitude even when he was earning $40 for a wrestling match, but at that time, it was a decent money for him. As Dwayne had only seven bucks in his pocket when he left home, earning that much for a match was like an achievement for The Rock.
The seven-bucks story was revealed himself by the WWE legend, as he shared it during an Instagram post in August 2017. In the video that now has over 5.4 million views, The Rock is seen standing on a balcony overlooking Vancouver, as he tells a story about this early career setback, which was related to the city.
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The Hollywood actor said, “I was playing in the Canadian Football League, playing my first pro football game. I was playing for the Calgary Stampeders. I was so excited. Two days later, I got cut (laughs). Dreams shattered, sent home with seven bucks in my pocket.” (Credits- USA Today)
Even though Dwayne had shared it previously, this was the first time he openly talked about the incident that happened when he was just 22. It was obviously a major setback for a young Johnson, but he never gave up and eventually became one of the biggest stars in WWE as well as Hollywood.