Dwayne Johnson channeled ‘The Rock’ for his Super Bowl intro last weekend, and fans at home weren’t the only ones confused by it.
The actor hyped up the crowd before the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals faced off at Super Bowl LVI. It did not, however, hype of anybody on either sideline. A bunch of them were mic’d up and it caught their reaction to the Rock being out on the field.
“It is time. It is time for all of us here and millions around the world to bear witness to these incredible players who will leave every once of sweat, guts and pride and legacy on this hallowed field because that is what champions do,” he said. “Ladies and gentleman, it is my honor to say, finally, it is time for the Super Bowl!”
Zac Taylor laughed while Joe Burrow joked, “What is he doing out there? … He’s on kickoff returns. They signed him.”
Aaron Donald was told, “That’s going to be you in 10 years, your acting career.”
It ended with Burrow stating how much he liked his shoes.
Johnson, a former college football star in his own right, revealed it was his “biggest dream” to play in the Super Bowl one day.
“I worked my ass off for years and just knew I was going to will that dream to come true. I failed and none of it happened. Just wasn’t my journey,” he wrote alongside a photo of him entering the stadium.
“Now, years later, life has come full circle as I will stand on the 50 yard line at the Super Bowl — and galvanize, bring together and electrify 80,000+ passionate football fans who love the game like I do,” he continued. “Funny how life works sometimes.”
“My football dreams failed, but many years later — they kinda came true.
In a much bigger and more influential way.”