Dwayne Johnson Supports Wrestling Icon Amid Battle With Cancer

by Maggie Schneider
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Dwayne Johnson tweets encouraging words to his longtime friend, WWE commentator Jim Ross. Fans are hoping for a speedy recovery.

Dwayne Johnson makes friends everywhere he goes. In his time with WWE, Johnson befriended the legendary Jim Ross. Ross is a beloved commentator within the wrestling world, labeled by the organization as the “best commentator of all time.” His famous cowboy hat and square glasses have appeared on television screens since the 1980s.

Unfortunately, Ross announces recently that he is stepping away from his work to undergo treatments for his skin cancer. He is beginning his long journey to recovery this week, totaling in 22 necessary radiation treatments. WWE and All Elite Wrestling are sharing supportive messages to the legend. Friends are also joining the conversation.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson responds to Ross’ announcement with words of encouragement: “Stay strong, JR! U got this. No steak eaters.”

The response goes beyond social media. Johnson and Ross were coworkers at WWE and do not shy away from praising each other. Ross remembers “The Rock” and the beginning of his career. He comments on his humility.

“The beautiful thing about Dwayne Johnson is that his fame and his amazing fortune, I think he made 82 million dollars last year,” Ross shares with EssentiallySports. “That’s a lot of cash where I come from. So he hasn’t changed. He still takes a call, he’ll still return a text message if I needed something.”

Fans are happy to see that the friends remain close during this time. They are also curious by Johnson’s final statement: “No steak eaters.”

What is “The Rock” saying here? Is this an inside joke? Are the two friends becoming vegetarian? Whatever the case, Johnson supports his long-time friend.

Dwayne Johnson’s New Film “Red Notice”

“The Rock” is promoting his new film, “Red Notice.” Alongside costars Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, the Netflix original is becoming the platform’s most-watched film in history. If you ask Johnson, the movie is already breaking this record.

“RED NOTICE has officially become THE BIGGEST MOVIE IN THE HISTORY OF NETFLIX,” Johnson exclaims in an Instagram caption. Not only is it the most-watched film on its day of release, but it is over 277.9 million hours in combined views.

In my opinion, the movie’s international success is in part due to its charismatic cast. The movie’s bloopers are an example of this. Gadot, Reynolds, and Johnson play off of each other well. They blend the movie’s comedic and dramatic elements seamlessly.

Fans from all around the world are enjoying the movie. Will Netflix announce the official streaming numbers? We will have to wait and see. Until then, happy streaming!