Wrestler and actor, Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock has put to bed issues about his race by stating that he’s both Black and Samoan.
Dwayne Johnson made this known in reaction to a social media poster who labeled him as only Samoan.
The poster wrote:
“Cool, he identifies as Samoan in WWE and was booked that way after Nation days. Was never booked, proclaimed, or titled as First black champion. And hardcore wrestling fans don’t name him as such as well. Thus nobody calls him a black champion. Anoa’i family background angle”
In response, The Rock tweeted:
“Glad I came across this and I’ll give you guys some context & truth. I identify as exactly what I am – both. Equally proud. Black/Samoan. And my friend, let me expand your thoughts a bit here – I transcended race in wrestling so there was no “booked that way”. Thx guys”