Dwayne Johnson Gives Back to High School With Pump-Up Speech and Swag

by Brianna Vacca

Going back to school is tough. Maybe not so tough when Dwayne Johnson is there to talk you up.

Dwayne Johnson took a trip back to his old high school, Freedom High, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania virtually. He sent the players a video message ahead of their October 1st game against Allentown Central Catholic. On the eve of their big homecoming football game, Johnson surprised the team with gear from Project Rock and Under Armour.

He also surprised McKinley High School in Honolulu, HI. Both high schools Johnson says made him the man he is today. He spoke of a few things that both teams should always remember.

“I want to tell you how proud I am of you guys. I’m proud of the hard work you put in, because that’s what it all comes down to, whether you win or lose, succeed or fail, it all comes down to the effort you put in. I want you to think about how you want to be remembered on the field, how you want to be remembered throughout the halls of Freedom High School.”

He adds, “You know, I have a few mottos, one of which is blood, sweat and respect. The first two you got to give. You got to give the blood, you got to give the sweat, because it’s the third one, the last one, and oftentimes the most important one, is respect. You gotta earn that one.”

Project Rock is a partnership with Under Armour built for the hardest workers in the room.

Dwayne Johnson Didn’t Lie About Vin Diesel

Dwayne Johnson is not backing down on his comments about cast member Vin Diesel. After finishing up on set for “The Fate of the Furious,” the ex-wrestler had a few words to say. The Instagram post may be deleted now, however, Johnson’s thoughts are still loud and clear.

He wrote, “Some male co-stars conduct themselves as stand-up men and true professionals, while others don’t. The ones that don’t are too chicken shit to do anything about it anyway. Candy asses. When you watch this movie next April and it seems like I’m not acting in some of these scenes and my blood is legit boiling — you’re right.” 

He says nothing more other than old fuel that sparked the fire.

Conversely, other Fast & Furious co-stars thanked Johnson for calling Diesel’s behavior out. Diesel has led the franchise since it began in 2001.

Even more recently, Johnson released his first-ever rap song “Face Off.” The single sees a collaboration between Tech N9ne following Johnson’s latest success with the “Jumanji” franchise, his HBO series “Ballers,” this summer’s “Jungle Cruise,” and the sitcom “Young Rock” based on the ex WWE star’s young life. His newest film, Black Adam, will be released in 2022.