What a wild life Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had up to this point. From growing up as the child of a professional wrestler, playing for the Miami Hurricanes football team, becoming a professional wrestler himself to now boasting as one of the biggest movie stars in the world. planet and an investor and entrepreneur, it seems the 48-year-old man was able to live out his every dream.
Perhaps best known for being an agitator during his time in WWE 25 years ago, The Rock pretty much made a living talking to his opponents while he was a professional wrestler. While most of us might think it was just him showing off his improvisational skills, according to his ex-Miami teammate Warren Sapp, a bunch of Johnson slaps were actually from Ed Orgeron – the current head coach of LSU Tigers and former defensive line coach for Miami from 1988 to 1992.
Appearing on Shannon Sharpe CLUB SHAY SHAY podcast, Sapp not only talked about what it was like to play college football with a young Dwayne Johnson, but also how some of the well-known WWE phrases from The Rock like ‘candyass’ and’ push on the side ”were some of the things Coach Orgeron would say to his players during a bad practice or game. Take a look below at the video.
.@WarrenSapp ranks Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s football skills at 6:
“Dwayne was the kind of player who wasn’t going to dominate a game or take it back. But he was good enough not to lose the game for you. pic.twitter.com/M8vwhqYER2
– Club Shay Shay (@ClubShayShay) January 12, 2021
Hey, we often pick up on the habits of those closest to us, so hearing Sapp say that The Rock used a lot of Orgeron’s talk to his players isn’t that surprising. The funny thing is that Dwayne Johnson took things to a whole new level by using him in front of thousands of people in an arena on the mic to get people moving – and pissing off his opponents in the ring.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Johnson incorporating some of Ed Orgeron’s lyrics and mottos. In 2015, the football player-turned-wrestler-turned-movie star used the phrase “We don’t give an F – K” to describe his thoughts on this whole DeflateGate affair with the New England Patriots.
Relative to step, via Illustrated sports:
“I had a coach, his name was Ed Orgeron, and he was our defensive line coach at the University of Miami. He’s a phenomenal and crazy trainer. Its feeling to something like [Deflategate] that’s what we feel as defensive players.
“We grew up in an environment at the University of Miami where Ed said, ‘We don’t give business. You go after the quarterback in exactly the same way. You pin your ears back and take care of it. And if the quarterback is able to get the ball back, it’s your fault.
Whether it’s using similar words for wrestling purposes or using them to describe his feelings about certain things, it’s clear that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has enough affinities for his former college coach, Ed Orgeron. It’s pretty cool to see after all these years too.
(H / T The Big Lead)
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