Dwayne Johnson is world’s most recognizable persona and Hollywood’s best-paid actor. In his youth, he was a college football player. Between his football and acting career, he achieved something few men could. Johnson was the most electrifying man in sports entertainment known simply as – The Rock. Today he has little time for wrestling due to all movie projects, but he’s still holding WWE in high regard. His latest action-adventure film Rampage even pays homage to his career in wrestling.
According to Dave Clayton, who was an animation supervisor on Rampage, they put The Rock’s trademark finishing move ‘People’s Elbow’ in one of the scenes. The next few lines will be spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the movie, you should skip them.
In Rampage final scene, albino-gorilla George is fighting Lizzie, and Davis Okoye, played by Johnson, runs towards the chopper. While Okoye is in the motion the camera is focused on him, but in the background, you can see his friend George delivering ‘People’s Elbow’ on Lizzie.
Many people who watched the film were focused on Johnson in this particular scene and missed the action behind him. This was one of the most important moments of the movie, and it’s good to see that they have incorporated some parts of Johnson’s past into it. Scenes like this, and small details put into it, are what makes watching Rampage such s great experience.
But, this is not the first time that we see some of The Rock’s signature moves in one of his most recent films. If you can recall, he allowed Jason Statham to perform ‘The Rock Bottom’ in one of the Fast & Furious movies. While fans are thrilled when Johnson puts some of his WWE past in his movies, some of them would love to see ‘People’s Elbow’ or ‘The Rock Bottom’ performed by the Rock in WWE ring. The hopes that he could do this during Wrestlemania this year were dispersed after he failed to appear. Well, it’s all good, we have WM 35 next year and a couple of F&F movies ahead. Who knows what The Rock is cooking?