The former wrestler hyped up the crowd prior to the Super Bowl LVI match between Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made a surprise cameo as an emcee at the Super Bowl and hit it out of the park with an electrifying intro. The actor took the mic in what felt like an impromptu move and roused up the crowd with a WWE-style intro ahead of the game between Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Sunday night, reported HuffPost. Dwayne Johnson is one of the busiest actors in Hollywood and surprised the fans with his role as an emcee. The actor drew from his time as a wrestler to deliver a hyped-up intro to the game. He started off by staring at the camera with his signature eyebrow raise from his days as 'The Rock' and the crowd went wild immediately.
Dwayne Johnson could be seen wearing a maroon t-shirt and matching pants with his sleeves failing to contain his huge biceps as he held the mic. “Finally, the Super Bowl has come back to Los Angeles,” Johnson roared from the field. “It is time, time for a team to unleash a soul-crushing, unrelenting defence, a head-spinning onslaught of an offence, and take care of unfinished business right here, right now."
"Ladies and gentlemen, the champions of the NFC, your Los Angeles Rams. It is time, time for a team that has risen from the ashes to become one of the most feared, dominant, absolutely electrifying teams in the NFL. Time to give their city their first Super Bowl win in franchise history. Ladies and gentlemen, the champions of the AFC, your Cincinnati Bengals. It is time. It is time for all of us here and millions around the world to bear witness to these incredible players, who will leave every ounce of sweat, guts and pride and legacy on this hallowed field, because that is what champions do."
“It is time," he told the crowd in an emphatic voice that boomed around the stadium. "It is time for all of us here and millions around the world to bear witness to these incredible players who will leave every once of sweat, guts and pride and legacy on this hallowed field because that is what champions do,” he said.
Honestly, @TheRock could get me hyped for a dentist appointment.— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) February 13, 2022
The actor also revealed that he had personally harbored the dream of playing in the NFL. While it didn't happen for him, he considered this moment as one that completed his journey and fulfilled his dream in many ways, he wrote in an emotional post. "Dreams ain’t just for dreamers," he wrote. "Just taking a quiet, grateful moment to say what a privilege it will be for me to stand on the hallowed ground of the SUPER BOWL at SoFi Stadium TODAY. My biggest dream was to play in the NFL and win a SUPER BOWL."
honestly I was more interested in the Rock’s cameo than I am in either of these teams #SuperBowl— Jami Ganz (@jamiganz) February 13, 2022
He touched upon his journey as well. "I worked my ass off for years and just knew I was going to will that dream to come true. I failed and none of it happened. Just wasn’t my journey," he wrote. "Now, years later, life has come full circle as I will stand on the 50 yard line at the Super Bowl — and galvanize, bring together and electrify 80,000+ passionate football fans who love the game like I do. Funny how life works sometimes. My football dreams failed, but many years later — they kinda came true. In a much bigger and more influential way. Grateful," he wrote.
Of course, Dwayne Johnson did go on to become of the most successful WWE wrestlers of all time before turning to acting, and becoming one of the most prolific actors and one of the highest-paid as well. He has just completed two back-to-back Netflix sequels and there's only one of him for all the movies that the audience wants him in. "Thank you to the NFL, the players/coaches of the Rams and Bengals for the amazing love and trust," he wrote in another post after the game.
If the rock would’ve said “CAN YOU SMEEEEEEEELLLLL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKIN” i woulda went crazy 🤣🤣— Budda Baker (@buddabaker32) February 13, 2022
The Rock is still THE most electrifying man in sports entertainment!— Andrew LaSane (@laptop_lasane) February 13, 2022
Also Jesus Christ, pray for the arm holes in that shirt 😂 #SuperBowl