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The Rock Working Out To Tupac Reminds Us When He Almost Got Fired

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took to Instagram sharing his workout as he listened to Tupac Shakur’s ‘All Eyez On Me.’

Over 279 million followers watching The Rock bench press 120 pounds of weight. Just as he has previously, The Rock had Tupac’s ‘All Eyez On Me’ song playing the background. The edited version.

The Rock is all too familiar with edited versions of this particular Tupac song. Back in 2018, the great one shared the back story behind the classic song.

For those who are unaware, The Rock started his career at the USWA. At the time The Rock would wrestle under the ring name of Flex Kavana and according to him, he was, “pist broke making forty bucks per match.”

USWA located in Memphis, Tennessee, was The Rock’s first step towards the WWE. “I first started my pro wrestling career, well before the bright lights of the WWE, in a little wrestling territory called the USWA down in Memphis, Tennessee.”

Since then The Rock rose to the top of the wrestling industry and has become the number one movie star. Now and then appears to have been all eyez on The Rock.

The Rock’s Very First Ring Music

As The Rock explained, Tupac Shakur’s ‘All Eyez On Me’ song was his first entrance music, “My very first match in the company in front of about two hundred people, at a flea market, ‘All Eyez On Me’, this was my ring music.”

This wouldn’t sit well with the promoters, who suggested to The Rock to not use the song. “After the match the promoter came to me & was like “Dee, you can’t use this music! Theirs kid’s out there, theirs a lot of motherf–ka’s in the song and N words”, I was like well I’m sorry to tell, I gotta’ be me, I have integrity and if I go out there then this is my ring music!”

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The promoter then threatened to fire The Rock, who quickly ran to find a clean version of the iconic song. “I found the radio version of ‘All Eyez on Me’ kept my integrity. The bottom line is always be you, always play chess when everybody else is playing checkers, always play the long game! All Eyez on Me!”

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