The Rock

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  1. Metal_Daze

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    I think we all agree: Dwayne Johnson is a polarizing figure. Whatever world he enters, he becomes King. Put him in a room and all eyes are on him. Ask him to hug complete strangers and he will ask "how long? I'm expected on the set in 5, I can give you 4". Despite his success and his heel persona, he has never appeared cocky or disrespectful. He has no problem using curse words but he will store them when he's with children. He's the only guy mothers around the world all agree on: that's the perfect husband for my daughter.

    He's not afraid to display his MMA knowledge too! Just minutes ago, he was interacting with Jon Anik, who gave him praise for Moana. Not backing up from the pun, he corrected Anik on why he was not thinking or T-Wood when he said "The chosen one":



    This tread is only a tribute to the man. The only pro-wrestler I ever truly respected. I never really followed his wrestling career but I couldn't ignore his presence and charisma. We all have a story of the first time we saw him. For me, it's really bizarre. I was aware of him but just knew his eyebrow move. Then, rumor began to run that he was to appear in the Star Trek show "Voyager". I was following that show so I tuned in. That was back in 2000 so internet was more laggy. Yet, I learned he would be there and I was expecting sloppy acting and a eyebrow move, that's it. I wasn't prepared for his presence:

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    Of course, it helped that he was sharing screen with a most beautiful woman, Jeri Ryan:
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    I was intrigued and awaited his movie career. It came just 2 years later when he was asked to headline Scorpion King. Who can carry a whole movie on their debut? The Rock can! I didn't watch the movie until years later but I have to acknowledge his balls of steel. Yet, I was not a fan: the wrestling stigma was too strong for me to ignore.

    It took 3 more years for me to finally cave in. As a old-time gamer, I was expecting the movie Doom anxiously. I knew Dwayne would be in it but I didn't expect him to be that good. I didn't expect him to turn heel and sell it. Not a remarkable movie but an enjoyable one. Other funny fact: Doom also featured Karl Urban in his first headlining role. I knew the guy, he was playing Cupid in Hercules and Xena, shows I liked a lot as a child:

    Karl as Cupid:
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    He also played Caesar but I can't remember if it was in Hercules or Xena:
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    Karl in Doom:
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    Back to The Rock. What's YOUR opinion of him? Were you like me, suspicious but willing to give him a chance? Are you a blind worshiper or a devoted hater? Do YOU have a funny story about The Rock?

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    FyrFytr998 Not my clowns. Not my circus. (2020)

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    The Rock is a dude I would have a beer with.
    I hate beer.
     
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    FyrFytr998 Not my clowns. Not my circus. (2020)

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    Tactical Turtleneck and Tactical Fannypack?
    Cold blooded killer right there.
     
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    Please oh please Fashion gods make the belt bag in style again!
     
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    OP wants the Rock's stroodle.
     
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    I can't hate on Dwayne, I have dressed far worse. Guys a total stud.
    I have an old friend that has had the comparisons to him and the rock going back as long as I can remember. Lucky for him, although he is "The Rock" light, and slightly less handsome. Maybe I should hook him and @Kardashians up.
    [smull1]<{smellit?}><4>
     
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    You forgot the tactical gold chain.
     
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    So you wanna hook up The Rock light with Bam Bam Bigelow light?
     
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    Metal_Daze Geonor St Gregor

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    Gods can do nothing about it. YOU have to step up and start wearing a fanny pack everywhere. You'll see, it will catch up, I promise.
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    Karl Urban was Caesar in Xena, I think he eventually did switch over Hercules for an episode.
     
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    Not a fan of the guy based purely on his acting roles. I never followed WWE so wasn't a fan of that either. I hate that whole "Pain and Gain" Steroids to the gill look with Mark Walhberg. The guy is basically the same stig every action movie he does. Let's not even talk about his cheesy movies or voicings.

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    Go..... Fuck ....


    Yourself
     
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    natural talent. he's a rare person
     
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    Metal_Daze Geonor St Gregor

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    Thanks! I think you're right but he was in Hercules for at least 2 or 3 episodes, as Cupid. I know because, well, as Aphodite's son, he was on screen with her and she was hard to ignore for a teen like me.

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    Karl was seen more often in Xena but it's foggy: I didn't follow Xena as much as Hercules. Wasn't there a Hercules episode were gods were reversed? Ares was queer and Cupid was the warrior? I think it's the bizarro Hercules arc, the one that gave us this gem:

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    It's been a long while but I also remember Hercules hooking up with an Irish (Scottish?) girl and having to fight Caesar's troops. Maybe I'm mixing things up, it's been eons!
     
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    I have heard about the rumors, but I can assure you that she's a little cutie. We send each other plenty of pics via PM. I stole her from @M3t4tr0n and that's why we don't see him around anymore in the berry.

    This song goes out to all of you in a Mayberry love triangle.

     
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