While Dwayne Johnson Calls Sylvester Stallone His Idol, Another John Cena Rival Credited Sly’s $450M Rich Rival in Helping Him Become a 6 ft 3 in Behemoth

While Dwayne Johnson Calls Sylvester Stallone His Idol, Another John Cena Rival Credited Sly's $450M Rich Rival in Helping Him Become a 6 ft 3 in Behemoth
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Hollywood heavyweights Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone have often found themselves as the topic of debate as to who was the bigger action star of their era. And continuing the legacy of debates, another generation of  WWE champions and John Cena rivals, Dwayne Johnson and Brock Lesnar have picked their sides.

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Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in a still from The Expendables
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger

The dynamic between Schwarzenegger and Stallone, iconic action stars who dominated the big screen for decades has always made the headlines. And inevitably, their rivalries and friendship have sparked comparisons of their respective on and off-screen achievements.

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Dwayne Johnson sides with ‘Rambo’ Sylvester Stallone

In a witty three-liner from an episode of his sitcom Young Rock, Dwayne Johnson provided his verdict on the matter, adding his own playful spin to the long-standing discussion. During a humorous exchange with a friend within the show, a younger version of Johnson defended Sylvester Stallone as the superior action star. “Stallone all day,” he asserted, effectively throwing his hat into the ring for Team Stallone.

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Sylvester Stallone in Rambo III
Sylvester Stallone in Rambo III

The debate took a light-hearted yet competitive turn as his friend championed Arnold Schwarzenegger’s prowess. However, Johnson’s reasoning for his $400 million worth allegiance centered on the iconic character Rambo. He argued that Rambo’s versatile skill set made him the ultimate choice for any situation. “It’s a fact that my guy could take your guy via air, land, sea, and time,” Johnson quipped, highlighting the all-encompassing capabilities of the legendary character.

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Dwayne Johnson in The Scprpion King

Even when his friend proposed a hypothetical scenario involving rescuing a daughter, Johnson’s allegiance remained unwavering. He continued to champion Rambo’s experience and adaptability in various environments, including tropical locales and POW camps. “Rambo, he’s experienced in tropical environments he’s escaped POW camps. He knows how to deal with a loose cannon,” Johnson said while defending his choice.

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Brock Lesnar Revealed Arnold Schwarzenegger as his idol

Brock Lesnar, the formidable WWE superstar renowned for his dominating presence in the ring, unveiled a rare and insightful aspect of his life. In a resurfaced clip, Lesnar can be seen sharing his profound admiration for none other than bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger, shedding light on the influential $450 million worth figure behind his incredible physique.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in his early days
Arnold Schwarzenegger in his early days

Lesnar’s imposing and powerful 6 feet 3-inch physique has been a defining feature of his wrestling career, setting him apart as a force to be reckoned with in the squared circle. However, behind this imposing exterior lies a figure who inspired his aspirations and success—Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In a throwback video that captures a candid moment from the past, Lesnar openly acknowledges Schwarzenegger as his childhood hero. Responding to a reporter’s question about his idol, Lesnar energetically states, “My idol growing up was Arnold Schwarzenegger.” This revelation underscored the impact that Schwarzenegger’s journey and achievements had on shaping Lesnar’s own path.

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Brock Lesnar

Lesnar’s physical resemblance to the 7-time Mr. Olympia winner is undeniable, as his robust framework and muscular structure mirror that of his inspiration. This emulation extends beyond mere appearance, as Lesnar has previously spoken about his dedication to embodying the traits of his idol.

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From rigorous push-ups and pull-ups at home to on his farm, Lesnar’s unwavering commitment to becoming the powerhouse known as “The Beast” exemplifies his deep-seated aspiration.  And now we know that this admiration for Schwarzenegger has played a pivotal role in propelling Lesnar’s rise to prominence.

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With a portfolio of over 600 articles, Devyani Sharma is a freelance writer working in the Entertainment and Sports niche. With a Master's Degree in English literature, Devyani places great importance on the power of words and their ability to connect with readers. When not busy watching sci-fi movies, action thrillers and comedies, Devyani indulges in her love for fiction novels and writing about NASCAR races.