Since 1996, The Rock has captured the adoration of generations of WWE fans. But Rocky was once a fan himself, and in the same way we love him, he loved Hulk Hogan. However, unlike most of us, young Rock had a personal experience with Hogan he still cherishes today.
The Rock recently sat down on the set of Jumanji with film critic Kevin McCarthy who presented the people's champ with his ticket stub from 1996's original Jumanji movie. To reciprocate the nostalgia, Rocky told a spellbinding story about a childhood interaction with the Immortal Hulk Hogan.
This is an amazing story!
When I interviewed @TheRock for JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, I brought him my original JUMANJI ticket from when I saw it in January of 1996.November 30, 2017
Picturing the glassy-eyed heartbreak 12-year old Rock experienced as he handed back his prize bandanna is nearly too much. However, his act of selflessness paid off as not only Hogan signed and returned the merchandise, but gave Rocky a priceless story to boot.
The Rock tweeted his appreciation for his moment with McCarthy and his memory with Hogan. No stranger to social media, The Hulkster graciously replied.
Amazing vid below on two fronts.
#1. My good bud Kev here brings me his ORIGINAL movie ticket stub from #JUMANJI.November 30, 2017
Yo Rock, your dad took care of me so that is just how I was taught to treat people, my brother. Only love HH https://t.co/vDdmrdlzSV— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) November 30, 2017
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