“’87 was a Rough One for Us” – The Rock Shares a Heart Touching Story with his Fans on Thanksgiving

The Rock at WretleMania XVIII

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to social media to talk about his family’s journey and mention the time that had a tremendous impact on him.

In the post, The Rock revealed the details of Thanksgiving 1987. This was the year when his family had been through their roughest patch. He gave an insight into how the family went through one obstacle after another to finally find solace at a friend’s house.

“‘87 was a rough one for us. Got our a*ses kicked pretty good. Got evicted off the island of Hawaii. Forced to move to Nashville. 8 weeks later, things went to sh*t in Nashville and we were forced to finally move to Bethlehem, PA.”

He raised a toast with his mother, Ata Johnson, using his Tequila brand, Teremana, and spoke to his fans while his mother became emotional, remembering the struggle they had to endure.

The Rock has passed on the responsibility of the family legacy

The Rock has been an influential pro-wrestler when he was working with WWE. He made a name for himself and became a popular icon amongst the WWE Universe.

He carried his family’s legacy on his shoulders for all the years he was walking the WWE ring. Now, his cousin Roman Reigns has taken on the challenge to move the family legacy forward.

Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Roman Reigns entering the ring with his belt before Universal Championship match vs Brock Lesnar at Barclays Center.
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There is a popular notion that if The Rock ever returns to the ring, it will be against his cousin Roman Reigns. Both Reigns and he believe it will be a great idea for his return, but as of now, he will not move forward with it.

Another member of his family who is soon to make her debut for WWE is his daughter, Simone Johnson.

Dwayne Johnson’s current status

Today, he is one of the highest paid actors across the globe. His movies are breaking box office records, which helps him move up the ladder constantly. In fact, he has delivered some of the best movies within the action movies genre.

The Rock speaking at an event
ANAHEIM, CA – AUGUST 14: Actor Dwayne Johnson of MOANA took part today in “Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films” presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

He owns a Tequila Brand and a football club. It’s safe to say that he is an influential entrepreneur as well.