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Fans Accuse Dwayne Johnson of Lying on Joe Rogan Podcast But Here is Why They Might be Wrong

Fans of the sport are skeptical of Dwayne Johnson's claims, calling them lies

Fans Accuse Dwayne Johnson of Lying on Joe Rogan Podcast But Here is Why They Might be Wrong


  • Dwayne Johnson revealed he considered transitioning into MMA during a recent interview with Joe Rogan.
  • Johnson's initial days in the squared circle were difficult and he was booed out of the arena by the crowd.
  • The MMA landscape was not as complex as it is today, and one skillset was enough to ensure a decent career in the ring.

From being a skilled footballer back in high school to transitioning into one of the biggest names in pro wrestling and then Hollywood, it seems there aren’t many things the actor can’t do. During his recent chit-chat with former UFC commentator Joe Rogan, which spanned almost three hours, Dwayne Johnson also revealed he wasn’t too far from transitioning into the world of MMA.

However, fans of the Brahma Bull are skeptical about the Black Adam Star’s MMA statements, with many deeming the actor’s comments as lies, which might not be the case.

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Dwayne Johnson | The Joe Rogan Experience

Dwayne Johnson’s MMA Claims Don’t Hold Any Water Says Fans

During his initial days in the squared circle, Dwayne Johnson was having a hard time cementing himself as a face, as he was constantly getting booed out of the arena by the crowd. Considering the Japanese mixed martial arts promotion PRIDE just held its inaugural event in ’97, Johnson claimed he did consider shifting to MMA at the time, following PRIDE’s hefty paycheck. But fans on the internet are skeptical about the whole thing, refusing to buy the WWE superstar’s story.

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And while there isn’t any definitive evidence to prove Johnson’s claims, there is an argument to be made that it might not be all fibs as many are making it out to be.

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Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson’s Claims Might Not Be Lies

Unlike today, the MMA landscape back then wasn’t as complex, and one skillset was enough to ensure a decent career inside the ring. And further keeping in mind that his father, Rocky Johnson, initially started out as a boxer before making it big in pro wrestling, it’s reasonable to say the Black Adam Star might’ve picked up a few skills from him. In addition, his friendship with ex-WWE and UFC star Ken Shamrock also strengthens the actor’s claims of considering stepping into MMA at the time, following Shamrock’s expertise in the field.

Dwayne Johnson and Ken Shamrock
Dwayne Johnson and Ken Shamrock

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While there is room for skepticism in the matter, following the above points alongside keeping in mind that Johnson was always a big fan of the sport, his claims don’t appear too far-fetched.


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Santanu Roy is a film enthusiast with a deep love for the medium of animation while also being obsessed with Batman and The Everly Brothers. Apart from pursuing animation and analyzing movies, he possesses a deep fondness for narrative-driven games and is currently a content writer at Fandomwire with over 1000 articles.