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.
“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.”
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.”
“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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