Real Reason The Rock May Have Lied about His 6ft 5in Height

Dwayne Johnson isn't as tall as he claims to be. Myth busted.

Real Reason The Rock May Have Lied about His 6ft 5in Height

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  • Dwayne Johnson made headlines for claiming to be 6 feet 5 inches tall.
  • Dwayne Johnson began facing criticism from fans and netizens for lying about his height.
  • It was necessary for even Dwayne Johnson to pose as a humongous fellow, since former Chairman Vince McMahon, had a proclivity for hunks in the busines.
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been an integral part of WWE and an all-time fan-favorite wrestler. However, after winning numerous championships, Johnson opted to retire from his WWE run in 2004 and ventured into Hollywood. 

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Dwayne Johnson

But back in the day, while dominating the ring, Dwayne Johnson made headlines for claiming to be 6 feet 5 inches tall. Both, outside and inside WWE, fans have always believed Johnson’s height to be ginormous. But apparently, the former wrestler isn’t as tall as he claimed to be. So why exactly did he lie about his height? 

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Claimed His Height to be 6’5 

The world of pro wrestling is full of secrets, and for many years members of WWE have kept these secrets intact. But on a much recent note, things started surfacing like that of Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s height. Being an integral part of WWE, Johnson has been maintaining a successful wrestling career until he ventured into Hollywood. 

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WWE champion-turned-actor Johnson

But before switching careers, Dwayne Johnson repeatedly posed as a massive dude. Claiming to be 6 feet 5 inches tall, with a ginormous physique, the actor was indeed like an invincible rock. Even fans from both outside and inside WWE started believing that Johnson was indeed a huge wrestler. 

Dwayne Johnson in Furious 7
Johnson claimed to be 6 feet 5 inches tall

However, much like every other well-kept secret from the world of WWE, even this made its way out to the public, when Tech Outlook revealed that he wears shoes to add height and pose as a threat. Although The Rock was introduced as standing over 6 feet 5 inches, to turn him into an intimidating competitor, he turned out to be somewhere around 5 feet 11 inches tall. 

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Dwayne Johnson Called Out for Lying About His Height 

When Dwayne Johnson began facing criticism from fans and netizens for lying about his height, headlines started surfacing with reasons behind his lie. Apparently, being a part of the wrestling world is not everybody’s cup of tea, and at the time when Johnson started in the industry, it was quite competitive. 

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Dwayne Johnson was called out for exaggerating his height

According to sources, it is believed that WWE was considered the home of giants, and it has a notion that only tall and gigantic fellows can dominate the ring. Former WWE writer Freddie Prinze, Jr even claimed during his Wrestling with Freddie podcast, that former Chairman Vince McMahon, had a proclivity for hunks in the business. Therefore, it was necessary for even Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to pose as a humongous fellow. 

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The Rock had to fabricate his height to appear intimidating in the wrestling business

Not just Dwayne Johnson, but over the years many wrestlers have fabricated their heights and weights to qualify as a potential powerhouse, within the ring. However, wrestlers like Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Rey Mysterio, who didn’t qualify as big guys, broke the myth and proved that size doesn’t matter.  

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Written by Krittika Mukherjee

Krittika is a News Writer at FandomWire with 2 years of prior experience in lifestyle and web content writing. With her previous works available on HubPages and Medium, she has woven over 1000 stories with us, about fan-favorite actors, movies, and shows. Post-graduate in Journalism and Honors-graduate in English Literature, when this art enthusiast isn't crafting your next favorite article, she finds her escapism in coffee, fiction, and the Wizarding World.