Former WWE Champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson politely dismissed a comment from the legendary Jim Cornette today.
It was reported today by Sports Illustrated that Rock’s Project Rock line with Under Armour’s human performance team is partnering with his former high school football teams to begin a long-term project that is committed to the health and performance of student-athletes and coaches. Courtesy of Rock and Under Armour, the football teams at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, PA and McKinley High School in Honolulu, HI, will receive brand new Project Rock performance gear.
“I am honored to give back to the football players and coaches at McKinley High School and Freedom High School, my former stomping grounds in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,” Rock said. “I often speak about how the lessons I’ve learned on the football field have proven to be invaluable—not just because of the wins but more importantly, because of the losses and the challenges I’ve had to overcome. I’m the same scrappy, hungry kid whose NFL dreams did not come true. But I learned over time that failures are often the best thing to happen to us, and that resilience and hard work will always begin and end with me.”
He continued in the announcement, “Hopefully, my words of encouragement will open their eyes just a little bit wider to see the opportunities they all have this season as student-athletes, and hopefully, my Project Rock Gear will give them a little more gasoline to be the hardest workers in the room. I’ll be keeping a close eye on their seasons, and rooting them on like the big, bald, tattooed, cheerleading dinosaur that I am.”
Rock later tweeted about the project and wrote, “My family was evicted from Hawaii and forced to move to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Times were tougher back then, but I will always be grateful to McKinley High & Freedom High for the invaluable lessons of life I was taught. A pleasure to give back [football emoji] [heart emoji]”
Cornette responded to Rock’s tweet, gave him props, but then said The Great One’s comments about Bethlehem made the city, which has been one of the top smaller wrestling towns for years now, sound like a really bad place to be.
“The Rock is a national treasure. Having said that, read the first sentence of this tweet in a vacuum and tell me it doesn’t s–t all over Bethlehem Pa and make it sound like a cross between Devil’s Island and Alcatraz with a domed force field,” Cornette wrote.
Rock responded and got a laugh out of Cornette’s comments, but disagreed.
“That’s funny but [laughing emoji] I don’t think it reads like that, Jim. It was a force move tho. Old man was working for Jarret in ‘87 in TN, when me and mom got evicted from HI. Uncle Afa was the one who brought us up to Bethlehem when my old man couldn’t get booked anymore. [heart emoji] Bethlehem,” Rock wrote back.
You can see their full tweets below:
@TheJimCornette That’s funny but 😂 I don’t think it reads like that, Jim.
It was a force move tho. Old man was working for Jarret in ‘87 in TN, when me and mom got evicted from HI. Uncle Afa was the one who brought us up to Bethlehem when my old man couldn’t get booked anymore.
Adele Reveal that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Sent her Flower. She is Starstruck
The ‘Easy on Me’ hitmaker said that the ‘Jungle Cruise’ actor is the one person who she’d be starstruck to meet and she “nearly fell off” her chair when she received a bouquet of flowers from him as an apology for not being able to be in the audience for her recent ‘One Night Only’ TV special, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
She said: “Someone I’ve never met, that I think I would actually cry, is The Rock. I was the biggest wrestling fan when I was younger! He sent me flowers because he and his wife couldn’t make it to my show and literally I nearly fell off me chair!”
Adele was quick to stress she doesn’t have a crush on the ‘Moana’ star.
She added: “He always paints his little girl’s nails and stuff like that, doesn’t he? He’s so cute. I wish he was my dad… Oh yeah, it’s not like I – I haven’t got a crush on him or anything. It’s just, he’s amazing. He’s just incredible, I want him to be my mate. I want him to be my friend.”
The 33-year-old star is a big fan of the former WWE star, one thing she doesn’t enjoy is ‘Real Housewives’ and she fears her “brain will die” if she starts dedicating time to the Bravo franchise.
Speaking during a ‘Power of Make-Up’ video on NikkieTutorials’ YouTube channel, she explained: “I know a lot of people love it, but I can’t. My brain will die, I can’t…I don’t know who any of them are, so I don’t feel like I can start from the beginning when it’s been on for so long. I’m not going to lie, it doesn’t work for me.”
Adele said she had once tried to watch ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’.
She added: “One time I did watch one episode of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ when they were all like literally killing each other, but it was too much, I was like I can’t, I can’t watch. I’d rather watch a wildlife programme.”
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Helped Induct Jay-Z into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Jay-Z has officially been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame—after a little help from Beyoncé and their nine-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
The rapper’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which was held last month but aired on HBO this past weekend, included a tribute video of a cast of stars reciting some of his most famous lyrics.
The video kicks off with Beyoncé. “In my lifetime, more than a million rhymes, no joking,” the iconic singer begins.
The video tribute goes on to show a surprise cast of more than 40 A-listers honoring Jay-Z, including Rihanna, Regina King, Halle Berry, Lenny Kravitz, Naomi Campbell, John Legend, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, and LeBron James.
To close off the sweet video message, Blue Ivy pulls a (censored) line from her dad’s 1998 track “Ride or Die.”
“Congrats, S. Carter, ghost writer. You paid the right price, so we just made your hits tighter,” the nine-year-old Grammy winner says before giggling.
‘Black Adam’ Image Reveals Closer Look at Dwayne Johnson’s Electrifying Costume
Black Adam has been delayed for some time now, spending years in development before being held back even more because of Covid-19, but it’ll finally arrive in theatres next year. Relatedly, fans have been chomping at the bit to get a better look at the iconic anti-hero’s thundering suit, decorated with a bolt motif not so far from that of The Flash. Now, with the film so close to arrival, Total Film has revealed a first-look at the costume, capturing star Dwayne Johnson in all of his muscle-bound glory.
The performer shared the cover on his Twitter, quoting his morally dubious protagonist: “The world needed a hero, instead it got me.” Inside the magazine, Johnson promises, he shares his “10 year journey of bringing the Khandaq disrupter to the big screen,” further noting that it’ll be available on shelves this Thursday – so we don’t have too long to wait for a close-up look at Black Adam’s cinematic origin. The suit itself looks terrific, a metallic black-and-gold bit of spandex that communicates strength and tenacity in spades. What else would you want of such an iconic character?
‘Black Adam’ Opening Scene Revealed: Finally, The Rock Has Come Back To The DCEU
Black Adam producer Hiram Garcia recently spoke about the film and his confidence upon seeing an early cut. In his words:
“Granted, the movie’s in a stage where there are no effects done. It’s so fresh after filming. But anytime the movie is that entertaining and good in that raw of a form, it makes us very confident. So [we’re] really excited with where the movie is. Jaume has done such a good job. The movie is big. It’s fun. DJ was born to play Black Adam — [I’ve] got to tell you, if there was ever anyone who is just perfect for this role, it’s him. Then seeing him with the rest of the JSA and all those characters and Pierce [Brosnan] and Aldis [Hodge] and Quintessa [Swindell] and Noah [Centineo], it’s a “Pinch me” moment. It was one of the most fun movies we’ve ever made and also just the coolest to be making something on this scale and with a character who’s going to have this much of an effect on the DC Universe. It’s really been awesome, and I think you’re really going to dig it.”
Whatever the case, we only have a little while (relatively speaking) to wait until it’ll be on the big screen, and we can make our own minds up.
Until then, check out the cover featuring the suit below. Black Adam comes to theaters on July 29, 2022.