Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is arguably the greatest living human being on the planet. And we only include “arguably” because we dare you to argue with us so that we can bring up the 1.38 million things that actually make The Rock the greatest.
After all, the Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment turned Hollywood superstar has been kicking ass in all forms of life for almost 20 years now. He famously started out as the greatest wrestler to ever enter the ring, successfully transitioned to becoming a Hollywood A-lister, and is now a renaissance man – hosting TV shows, doing charity work, and running the world’s best Instagram account.
He’s now set to appear as a badass, world-saving helicopter pilot that has to rescue his wife and daughter from a devastating earthquake in his new movie San Andreas, which is out Thursday in Australia. Although I haven’t seen it, I’m assuming he stops the earthquake by beating the world’s tectonic plates in an arm wrestle. That’s just good science.
He’s also set to star in a new HBO series, Ballers, which looks like ifEntourage and Jerry MacGuire gave birth to a body builder driving a Lamborghini and is definitely destined to be the highest viewed TV show since The Rock convinced Ross and Rachel to get back together.
To celebrate The Rock dominating The People’s big and small screens, we’ve collected 10 of the most awesome moments in recent Rock history, to marvel at this mythic man.
So listen up you Jabronis, before we lay the smackdown on your candy asses. Can you smeeeeeellllllll why The Rock is the greatest?!
1. That time where he casually set the world selfie record
The Rock is the kind of superstar that if you see him IRL, it’s mandatory to get a pic with the great one. Kind of like if you see Jesus on your toast. Even The Rock knows how important it is to get a selfie with himself and recently set the Guinness World Record for taking 105 selfies of himself with fans at the London premiere of San Andreas in three mins. He didn’t even break a sweat doing it.
2. That time he got emotional when Steven Spielberg wrote him a personal letter
The Rock maybe cut out of granite and able to bench press semi-trailers, but what makes him a real superstar is his giant beating heart. That heart was perfectly on display in this recent post where he showed off a letter he’d received from one of his childhood heroes, director Steven Spielberg. Stop it Rocky, you’re making us cry!
3. The time we found out about his truly epic diet
We all know that apart from being an international wrestling and Hollywood superstar, The Rock is essentially a giant lump of muscle. And that muscle doesn’t come from nowhere. As well as an insane workout regimen that sees him wake up at 4am to do cardio (I’m usually getting home at 4am eating a kebab) he has to match his massive physical output by an even bigger physical intake of food.
The Rock shared his diet with a men’s fitness magazine earlier this year, and the shopping list of foods was so impressive, it went viral.
Here is a typical day in the life of The Rock’s plate:
2 whole eggs
2 cups oatmeal
12oz sweet potato
1 cup veggies
2 cups white rice
1 cup veggies
2 cups rice
1 cup veggies
1 tbsp fish oil
12oz baked potato
2 cups rice
30 grams casein protein
10 egg-white omelette
1 cup veggies (onions, peppers, mushrooms)
1 tbsp omega-3 fish oil
Just to put how much food that is into perspective, this normal guy tried to eat the same amount of food, and ended up throwing his guts up.
4. The time we found about his even more epic cheat days
If The Rock’s diet didn’t impress you (liar, you know it did), then his legendary cheat days definitely will. Take for instance this one legendary cheat day where, after 150 days straight of eating clean, he got to go to town on his favourite foods. And by go to town, I think he actually went to a town and took all their pizza, pancakes and brownies. For those of you playing at home, that’s 12 pancakes, four double dough pizzas, 21 brownies, and what looks like a cow of milk.
5. When he stopped for a photo with a fan and then told the greatest Easter story ever
As we articulated earlier, The Rock is never one to shy away from a photo. But every now and again, the People’s Champ takes a photo with a special fan that makes you remember why he’s the actual greatest. We’ll let The Rock take it from here:
6. The time he schooled Jimmy Fallon with a lip sync of ‘Shake It Off’
The Rock is the definition of masculinity and that even extends to when he busts out his feminine side to bring the house down with Tay Tay classics in lip sync battles. Because The Rock is completely comfortable with his, yours and everybody’s sexuality. Also, he thumped Fallon, which is great because Jimmy’s starting to get a little tiring IMHO.
7. The time The Rock voluntarily married one of his super fans
Can you smell what The Rock is officiating? Seriously, it would have been super tough for this dude to look at his bride for the whole ceremony. You know he wished he was holding The Rock’s giant mitts as he says “I do.”
8. The time he reminded us even Obama is a fan of The People’s Champ
Even the world’s most powerful man is impressed by The Rock and as Dwayne rightfully points out, the two great men have more than a little in common. The Rock for President? We vote YES!
9. The time he totally pulled off this outfit
Because no-one does #tbt like The Rock.
10. Pretty much everything he’s done as a wrestler ever
At the end of the day, no matter how many pancakes you eat, how many earthquakes you stop, or how many Oscars you win, The Rock will always be The People’s Champion.