Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson needs no introduction when it comes to the pro wrestling world as he is still regarded as one of the all-time greats. He is also a dominant force in Hollywood and brings huge star power to any film he acts in. The Rock is also a businessman and a very conniving one at that.
The Rock is also grateful to the legends who have shown him the ropes when it comes to becoming a professional wrestler.
While speaking to Joseph Deckelmeier, The Rock and his Jungle Cruise co-star Emily Blunt talked about their film. The Rock then brought up WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart and explained to Emily Blunt how much Bret Hart influenced him in his early days in WWE.
One thing before we leave, and you’ll appreciate this. The T-shirt he’s wearing, is a guy who didn’t have to be, but he was so good to me when I was a rookie professional wrestler, and his name was Bret “The Hitman” Hart. Comes from a very famous wrestling family. But at that time, he was World Champion and there were a lot of guys in that world at that time, in ’96, that didn’t necessarily embrace me, just when I was a rookie coming in. Because everyone’s hungry for the spot and there’s a lot of sharks in the water, but that guy, Bret, and he was World Champion showed me, like, how it’s done
Bret Hart will forever be recognized as one of the greatest pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle and continues to inspire many even now.