Dwayne Johnson is one of the most physically intimidating actors in Hollywood thanks to the incredible shape that he is in. Due to his hard work and dedication to maintaining his body, the actor is able to play physically demanding roles on the big screen with conviction. In his recent film Black Adam, the 50-year-old looked like the perfect fit to play such a strong larger-than-life character.
Due to his tall and muscular appearance, it’s impossible for fans to imagine anyone overshadowing the Jumanji actor in terms of appearance. But on one particular occasion, the mighty Dwayne Johnson looked like a tiny person when he encountered two world-famous NBA stars.
In 2013, The Rock appeared alongside legendary basketball stars Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal in a video where they did a bench press challenge. Three of them then clicked a picture together afterward. In the photo, the WWE legend looked incredibly small compared to the other two.
In 2021 while promoting his film Jungle Cruise, Dwayne Johnson was trolled by Anthony Anderson on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Anderson showed the iconic image and brought up the fact that Johnson looked tiny in the photo.
“Listen, you know that’s the thing about basketball, right? You see these dudes; they’re like weekend warriors and you’re like, ‘Oh I could ball in the NBA.’ You get around real players and you recognize quickly just how big these guys are and how impressive these guys are.” Johnson said as a response to Anderson. The former WWE champion also jokingly revealed that he wasn’t wearing his shoes while the picture was taken as an excuse.
The height difference between The Rock and Shaquille O’Neal
The Rock’s original height is something that has been a topic of discussion among fans on multiple occasions. He is reportedly 6 feet 5 inches tall but the WWE legend has admitted in the past that he has lied about his height.
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In order to make the wrestlers larger than life, the WWE usually exaggerates their actual height and weight. In 2020, Dwayne Johnson revealed that he is actually 6 feet 4 inches in real life but the answer wasn’t convincing to some fans. Some believe that Johnson has used shoe lifts in order to look taller and he’s originally 6’2″ which is similar to his cousin Roman Reigns’ height.
Shaquille O’Neal is one of the tallest athletes in the world. The legendary basketball player is reportedly 7 feet 1 inch tall. The massive difference in height between The Rock and Shaquille O’Neal explains why The Brahma Bull looked small compared to the NBA stars in their iconic image.
Charles Barkley, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Shaq pic.twitter.com/peKDy25Mcb— Emmanuel Emenike (@Fener_Medya) August 21, 2013
Even if The Rock’s height is lesser than what’s reported, it won’t affect his legacy in any way. The Great One will forever be remembered for his incredible contribution to Hollywood and Professional Wrestling.
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