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“He’s one of the worst we ever had” Dwayne Johnson Kept His Class Act Despite Howard Stern’s Constant Humiliation, Proved Him Wrong 20 Years Later

Dwayne Johnson Kept His Class Act Despite Howard Stern’s Constant Humiliation, Proved Him Wrong 20 Years Later

Dwayne Johnson, commonly known as The Rock, has come a long way since his acting debut in the early 2000s. He began his career in acting with a minor role in The Mummy Returns before being thrust into the spotlight as the lead in The Scorpion King. However, his journey to success was not without its challenges, as demonstrated in an interview with Howard Stern in 2002.

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Interview with Howard Stern And Robin Quivers

During the interview, Howard Stern and his co-host, Robin Quivers, were less than impressed with Dwayne Johnson‘s demeanor, with Quivers even going as far as to call him “one of the worst” guests they had ever had. She criticized him for not “stopping being The Rock for a second”.

“He’s one of the worst we ever had. He didn’t stop being The Rock for a second. I don’t know who this person is.”

Stern also made a bold claim, stating that nobody would ever watch a movie with Dwayne Johnson if he didn’t use his Rock name.

“As Dwayne? Who’s going to go to a Dwayne Johnson movie? I mean, honestly.”

Dwayne Johnson Interview with Howard Stern
Dwayne Johnson Interview with Howard Stern

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Despite the initial awkwardness and harsh comments during the interview, Robin Quivers ultimately commended Dwayne Johnson for his willingness to open up and share more about himself during his second appearance on the show.

Although his faith in Dwayne Johnson as an actor was pretty much non-existing, he acknowledged that if Johnson were to become big enough, he could drop the name and just go by Dwayne Johnson.

Fans Praised Dwayne Johnson AKA The Rock’s Humbleness

Despite the harsh words and assumptions thrown his way, Johnson remained a class act throughout the interview, displaying humility and a good-natured attitude. Fans praised him for his humbleness and professionalism, noting that he seemed grateful for the opportunities he had been given in life. Some fans wrote

“Man, the Rock has always seemed to be a down to earth humble guy. You can tell he’s grateful for everything he’s been blessed with in life. I respect that about him.”

Another fan wrote:

“Excellent interview considering how uncomfortable they made the Rock feel throughout this interview. He’s a good sport. The Rock was a true professional and did a good interview. Considering this was his first movie where he played a lead role, I bet he was a little nervous doing this interview. He’s real humble, somewhat timid in this interview.”

The Rise of Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson’s journey to success has not been without its challenges, as demonstrated by the 2002 Howard Stern interview. Fast forward to today, Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest names in entertainment, with a successful career spanning across film, television, and even professional wrestling.

Furthermore, Howard Stern’s statement about nobody watching a movie with Dwayne Johnson proved to be incorrect, as he has starred in multiple films under his real name. He has starred in numerous blockbuster hits and has even produced his own show, “Young Rock“, which takes a closer look at memorable moments from his past.

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A Show on Dwayne ''The Rock'' Johnson's Young Life
A Show on Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson’s Young Life

His humility, professionalism and determination have helped him overcome these challenges and become one of the biggest names in entertainment. He continues to prove that he is not a one-dimensional character and he is not just the Rock but Dwayne Johnson, an accomplished actor and a shrewd businessman, buying the entire XFL league, proving that the Shock Jock and Robin Quivers got more than a few things wrong in regards to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

It is intriguing to ponder how the actor, now renowned for his success and fame, would have conducted himself in a similar scenario in the present day.

Source: TheThing

Written by Minhaz Ahamed

Minhaz is a writer who delves into the complexities of the human experience through his written prose, with a focus on cinema, psychology, and philosophy. He finds solace in writing and uses it as a means of exploring and understanding the world.