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The Rock Was Nearly Fired Over Tupac Shakur’s All Eyez On Me

#TBT, The Rock And 'Pac Connection

WWE and Hollywood star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson took to social media just about a year ago, to reveal an interesting insight into his early days in the wrestling game. The Rock would explain his connection with Tupac’s ‘All Eyez On Me’ song and how it almost got him fired.

While hitting the gym, Tupac’s ‘All Eyez On Me’ came on and The Rock decided to share his own personal store with Hip-Hop‘s classic song.

For those who are unaware, The Rock started his career at the USWA. At the time The Rock would wrestle under the ring name of Flex Kavana and according to him, he was, “pist broke making forty bucks per match.”

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Jerry Lawyer And The Rock, USWA

USWA located in Memphis, Tennessee, was The Rock’s first step towards the WWE. “I first started my pro wrestling career, well before the bright lights of the WWE, in a little wrestling territory called the USWA down in Memphis, Tennessee.”

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Since then The Rock rose to the top of the wrestling industry and has become the number one movie star. Now and then appears to have been all eyez on The Rock.

The Rock’s Very First Ring Music

As The Rock explains, Tupac Shakur’s ‘All Eyez On Me’ song was his first entrance music, “My very first match in the company in front of about two hundred people, at a flea market, ‘All Eyez On Me’, this was my ring music.”

This wouldn’t sit well with the promoters, who suggested to The Rock to not use the song. “After the match the promoter came to me & was like “Dee, you can’t use this music! Theirs kid’s out there, theirs a lot of motherfucka’s in the song and N words”, I was like well I’m sorry to tell, I gotta’ be me, I have integrity and if I go out there then this is my ring music!”

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The promoter then threatened to fire The Rock, who quickly ran to find a clean version of the iconic song. “I found the radio version of ‘All Eyez on Me’ kept my integrity. The bottom line is always be you, always play chess when everybody else is playing checkers, always play the long game! All Eyez on Me!”


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