Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson remains one of the most well-known pro wrestlers to have ever stepped foot inside the squared circle. The Rock has done it all when it comes to being a pro wrestler. He also gave permission to Pat McAfee for his most recent promo.
As seen on last week’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown, Pat McAfee cut a scathing promo on Happy Corbin, as he called him out for a match. He even used The Rock’s iconic catchphrase “millions and millions.”
While speaking on his radio show, Pat McAfee revealed that he had asked The Rock for his permission to use his catchphrase in the promo.
“Shoutout to The Rock by the way, thanks man. People are wondering, in the wrestling world, when you say somebody else’s catchphrase, it’s kind of a thing. Don’t want to go too in the weeds here, but I did get permission beforehand from Dwayne Johnson to say it. If you do recall, in my last program against Austin Theory, when I was allowed to speak into the mic, I was in the middle of doing it and I got interrupted. That was around the time when I originally got the ‘okay’ to say it.
That was in Miami, I think. It would have went bananas. I apologize for not…it seems like I kind of ripped your thing, didn’t give you credit, they started the music. It was a whole situation, I didn’t know they were hitting the music then. I’m the only person in the history of the company, maybe modern era, where I’m kind of told some things, but all things. ‘You only need to know what you need to know.’ ‘I get a chance to speak tonight?’ ‘Yeah, you’re speaking tonight.’ Then I’ll send a [text], ‘This is what I’m thinking. Can I drop a (line)?’ He actually responded and said, ‘Give me some context so we can really get this thing going.’ He gave me an entire ‘here we go.’ I’m very grateful and thankful for The Rock. I appreciate the hell out of him.”
Pat McAfee is also expected to wrestle at SummerSlam. We’ll have to see how McAfee’s match against Happy Corbin will turn out to be once it gets booked properly.
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