The Rock is a man that came from a big wrestling family and he never forgets his roots, which is why he raised a toast to a veteran wrestling photographer.
When Dwayne “The Rock” started wrestling for WWE in 1996 at Survivor Series, he became the first third-generation wrestler in the history of the company. The Rock followed in the footsteps of his grandfather “High Chief” Peter Maivia while his mother was also a wrestling promoter in Hawaii. In addition to that, Rock’s father Rocky Johnson was a very successful wrestler as well.
As chronicled in his hit NBC TV show Young Rock, it wasn’t always easy for Rock’s family. His father struggled financially for years after his run in WWF/E ended, but the family was always loyal and close.
While out on a promotional tour for his new movie Black Adam that hits theatres on October 21st, The Rock quote tweeted a video showing him giving a toast to veteran wrestling photographer George Napolitano. The Rock wrote:
“Very special man I was honored to raise a toast to.
Photographer George Napolitano really took care of my grandfather and my family back in the 70s, 80s taking amazing pictures of them wrestling back in Madison Square Garden. Images that still hang in our family home today 🙏🏾❤️🥃”
Very special man I was honored to raise a toast to.
Photographer George Napolitano really took care of my grandfather and my family back in the 70s, 80s taking amazing pictures of them wrestling back in Madison Square Garden. Images that still hang in our family home today 🙏🏾❤️🥃 https://t.co/kNlt70RXT7
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) October 13, 2022
Napolitano tweeted about how he didn’t expect Rock to talk to him like that and praised Rock for being the good person that he is.
Thank you everyone for the kind sincere remarks. With all the people on the red carpet & number of people who wanted to see @TheRock I never expected him to come over to me. It was a surprise & a great https://t.co/NPJbkibSBX shows the kind of person he really is thanks @TheRock
— George Napolitano (@Starshot9) October 13, 2022
The Rock also made it clear that he will not be running for the President of the United States, but he did make time to sign a replica WWE Title for a fan in Mexico, who had tears of joy during that special moment.
You can check out the trailer for Black Adam below.