Many blessings for the man, the myth, the legend: The Rock.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has come a long way since the ’90s, when he graced our television screens as a superstar WWE pro-wrestler. Since those days, Johnson has really made a name for himself, acting in blockbusters and accumulating a massive following of dedicated fans across his social media.
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Of course, being an icon means getting consumed by the spotlight … with great fame comes great meme-ability. Here are the best memes birthed from the chiseled mass of a human that is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
1. Dwayne the *insert word that ends in -ock* Johnson
The good people of the internet really appreciated Johnson’s title. Why not show it by photoshopping his face onto random objects that end with in “-ock”?
Some examples include Dwayne “The Loch” Johnson, Dwayne “The Dock” Johnson, and my personal favorite, Dwayne “The Croc” Johnson. This is the praise this glorious man deserves.
2. The evolution of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Johnson has gone through quite a transformation over the years.
The original meme of Johnson’s metamorphosis was just a three-part image displaying his stages of development. Needless to say, this would leave any geologist in complete and utter shock.
It wasn’t over, though. A more comprehensive study of Johnson’s evolution was conducted. It turns out “The Rock” began as “The Pebble” in 1989. If he continues at his current rate, he will become a planet. This is fact.
3. “The Rock’s” fanny pack
The ’90s were a wild time, and an infamous photo of Johnson in a black turtleneck with a fanny pack and chain combo proves just that. Johnson first posted this cursed image in 2014, with the intention of poking fun at himself.
What was supposed to be a funny throwback became a moment in fashion history. People began to dress like The Rock. The impersonations were pretty on point.
4. “The Rock” driving
A scene from Race to Witch Mountain made for a pretty great meme. The clip in question is near the start of the film, when Johnson, who plays a former mob get-away driver named Jack Bruno, discovers two children in the back of his taxi cab.
The scene spawned the one of the best meme formats ever. It created the perfect way of expressing how most people feel when they witness something unbelievable. It’s also one of the very few memorable moments from an otherwise forgettable Disney film.
If you think Johnson got massively swole doing the bare minimum, boy are you wrong. This man has a killer workout routine, but his secret might be his one-word mantra: FOCUS. A video compilation of him yelling this word into the camera was uploaded onto YouTube, and it really resonated with everyone.
Of course, people made memes. It’s actually pretty motivating.
In my mind anytime I catch myself steering off directions I think of a video of you working out on YouTube yelling Focus and it seems like that always gets me back on track
— KANSAS GRAIN HAULER (@AAAdriver777) January 10, 2018
6. “The Rock’s” cuff pose
Johnson somehow has the amazing talent of posting pictures of himself that can be turned into zesty memes. While not as iconic as his ’90s lewk, The Rock’s cuff pose set a whole new standard for being photogenic.
Was he attempting to button his cuff? Or did he just have something up his sleeve? No one knows for sure, but this pose eventually inspired a meme dedicated to posing flawlessly like The Rock. Nothing beats the original, though.
Johnson eventually realized the internet was onto him. Gotta find a new pose, buddy.
7. “The Rock” holding a rock
According to an article from Popsugar, this photo of The Rock cradling a rock was a gem from the ’90s. Thankfully it resurfaced, leading to one of the best Reddit threads of all time.
The r/Photoshopbattles subreddit is where Redditors create the best photoshopped images they can think of. A challenge like no other was issued when u/skulman7 asked members to photoshop another object that would be carefully held in The Rocks’ loving hands.
The results were amazing.
Someone please give this man a lifetime meme achievement award ASAP. He deserves it.