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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Reveals Why He Gave Up His Famous Nickname for a Short Time

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Reveals Why He Gave Up His Famous Nickname for a Short Time

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson reveals the reason why, for a short time, he dropped his famous nickname “The Rock” and solely went by his birth name.

“I was told at [one] time, ‘Listen, you can’t talk about wrestling. You can’t go by The Rock. You can’t be as big [in physique],’” he said in a new interview for Jamie Foxx‘s digital series Off Script (via EW).

“So finally I reached a point where I said, ‘Alright, two things have to happen: I’m gonna surround myself with a different group of people, different management, and then I’m gonna make sure that I just gotta be me. If you wanna call me ‘Rock,’ you call me ‘Rock,’” he added.

Be sure to catch The Rock‘s upcoming movie Skyscraper, in theaters this Friday!

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