Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Reveals Why He Almost Gave Up His Wrestling Stage Name for Good

“Do you smell what Dwayne Johnson is cooking?” just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

EW premiered a sneak peek at an upcoming episode of the digital series Off Script by Grey Goose, in which the 46-year-old actor talks about temporarily dropping his well-known WWE stage name, “The Rock,” more than a decade ago.

“I was tired of trying to be something I wasn’t,” he tells Jamie Foxx. “I was told at that time, ‘Listen, you can’t talk about wrestling. You can’t go by ‘The Rock.’ You can’t be as big...


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