Someone Bought This: The Rock’s first promotional photo from 1996

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WWF Rocky Maivia The Rock promotional 8x10 picture

When Rocky Maiavia first went out to wrestle in the WWF as a babyface in 1996, he was told “You can’t smile enough”.

The fans responded to his cheerful attitude by loudly chanting “Die Rocky, Die”.

P.S- Nice haircut, Dwayne. That looks really good on you

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2 Responses to "Someone Bought This: The Rock’s first promotional photo from 1996"
  1. John C says:

    This was a common misinterpretation of what happened in this story. What actually was said, “Rocky, you can’t smile. Enough!!!!” But being so green to the business he just kept on with that goofy smile the cha-cha-cha chia pet haircut and never went on to accomplishing anything. Last I heard he was trying to get a job as a sports agent or something, good luck with that loser.

  2. Vealchop says:

    This guy looks a lot like Flex Kavana. I wonder if they’re related.

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