The Rock spent a good minute on Instagram this week to explain why never making it to the NFL was a good thing. Of course it was a good thing, he’s the highest paid actor in the world.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson described how his dreams of becoming an NFL player were shattered after being cut from the Canadian Football League.
“I’m gonna show you guys this view. It is spectacular of one of my favorite cities in the world: Vancouver, Canada. Look, I’ve dropped my blood and sweat in this city, wrestled multiple matches in this city, shot big movies in this city, but one thing that a lot of people don’t know that I wanted to share with you guys is when I was 22 years old, I came to this city for the first time. I was playing in the Canadian Football League, playing my first pro football game. I was playing for the Calgary Stampeders. We were playing the BC Lions. I was so excited.
Two days later, I got cut (laughs). Dreams shattered, sent home with seven bucks in my pocket. I was like, ‘Wait no, I gotta play in the NFL eventually. Those are my big goals. That’s my dream.’ You realize that playing in the NFL was the best thing that never happened because it got me here.
You gotta realize we’re gonna get our ass kicked. We’re gonna get the (expletive) kicked out of us. You gotta get up. You gotta have faith that the one thing you wanted to happen oftentimes is the best thing that never happened, so have faith and just keep that in mind and keep lugging away.”
It seems as though whatever Dwayne Johnson sets out to do that he becomes a monumental success.