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06th Nov 2015

The reason behind Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s nickname is very strange

Kevin Beirne

If you’re anything like us, you’ve spent your entire adult life wondering how Dwayne Johnson got the nickname “The Rock”.

We thought it might have something to do with his rock-hard abs or just his love of good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll music. Or maybe he just really loves that film starring Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage.

But no, its origin is much, much better than anything we’d ever thought it was.

As it turns out, The Rock actually answered the question to a fan three years ago on Twitter and his answer had us in stitches…