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!