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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Shares Hilarious #TBT Post of Himself at 16: Kids Thought I Was an Undercover Cop

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shared a hilarious #tbt photo of himself at age 16 on Thursday, Aug. 6. 

What’s cookin’, good lookin’? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shared a hilarious — and touching — Throwback Thursday post on Instagram on Thursday, Aug. 6, proving to fans that he’s come a long way since his days as an awkward teen.

“#TBT By the time I was 16 yrs old, I had already enrolled in four high schools across the country due to being evicted and lil’ trouble with the law,” he captioned the black-and-white snapshot.

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“I was also 6’4 225lbs, rockin’ a dead caterpillar on my lip (aka the porn ‘stache and all the kids in every high school thought I was an undercover cop cause I looked like a mutated, yet handsome SOB of a man child,” he continued. “Plus in Nashville I was already hanging’ out in hokey tonk dive bars on Music Row and hustlin’ cars from crackheads. Yup, one of the many reasons why I’m a grateful man for the life I have today and also grateful I straight up kicked puberty’s ass early in life.”

The wrestler added on the hashtags “God bless Samoan and black genetics,” “And God bless our teenage years,” and “And WTF was I thinking with this mustache.”

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Johnson, 43, recently made headlines for defending fellow pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, aka Terry Bollea, after Hogan came under fire for making racist remarks.

“I was pretty disappointed with what I heard, like all of us, by the way,” The Ballers star said during the HBO show’s 2015 TCA press tour panel late last month. “I’ve known Terry for a lot of years, my dad helped train him in Florida in the ‘70s when he was breaking into the business… My uncles helped train him too as well. I have not known the man to be racist.”

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“It’s funny, it’s one of those things where — and [I’m] not justifying what he said — we’ve all talked trash, especially in private,” he continued. “He said what he said, and he’s paying the price.”

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