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- therock   Mana. Gratitude. Tequila. And not necessarily in that order..

My brothers. These are some bad dudes and I appreciate greatly their efforts and sick talents as dancers. They sure as hell made this big boy look good and repped our cultures strong 💪🏾✊🏾 #Steppers  #Siva  #MTVAwards  #IconGenerationAward  Tune in tomorrow night on @MTV 

I have something very cool planned for my #MTVAwards  ICON GENERATION AWARD. It’s a privilege to be given this iconic award and its my honor to showcase and merge both my Samoan & Black cultures that I’m forever proud to be. We bring it. Tune in tomorrow (Mon) night on @MTV.  #MTVAwards  #IconGenerationAward  #ThisIsMe 

You ain’t cheatin’ if you ain’t eatin’ 👊🏾🥞 Happy Father’s Day to all the papa bears holding their families and cheat meals down. HOBBS & SHAW AUGUST 2ND 🌍🍿

Things like this are never easy for anyone. Especially the family who sends me their requests for their loved ones in hospice. Nancy you sure are loved endlessly and you’re so special. And clearly you have AMAZING taste being my fan🤣Nancy I hope this whole thing makes you smile and I hope you can FEEL the MANA & ENERGY that we & the world are sending you. All my love, light & gratitude ~ DJ #TeamBencat  #TeamGRAMMY  ❤️

At least my 29yr old goals & visions were as sharp as my silly eyebrows 😂 in this 2001 @MTV  interview. This weekend I’ll have the privilege of being honored by MTV for the ICON GENERATION AWARD. Shaking my head as I’m watching this kid talk about his long term goals in Hollywood, WWE and beyond. In 2001 there was no “Hollywood blueprint” for a guy like me — a 6’5, 275lb half Samoan/ half Black pro wrestler with absurdly waxed eyebrows (Jesus Christ 🤦🏽‍♂️) with a southern accent. I was and still am, a walking contradiction who was willing to open my mind like a sponge to learn, put in the hard work, take the big risks and eventually I figured out that the most powerful thing I could ever be to Hollywood and the world - is myself. Regardless of the road you’re all on, be YOU and if a blueprint for your goals doesn’t exist - fuck it - create your own. And for the love of all things cool, dudes please don’t wax your eyebrows like I did. #IconGenerationAward  #MTVAwards  #ChaseGreatness  #NotEyebrows 

War time. Our new HOBBS & SHAW spot. And allow me to reintroduce her @eizagonzalez  handling business! Big shout to my guy @badbunnypr  delivering the bad ass gospel 🎶 Nothing is stronger than family. HOBBS & SHAW AUGUST 2ND 🌍

This one means a lot. Box office revenues are cool, but the thing that really matters is the blessing to positively influence and impact generations along the way. We’re gonna rock the house and the mana (and tequila) will flow this Saturday night... #generationaward  #mtv  #tequilatime  🍿🥃

I never want to just play in the game. I always want to change the way the game is played. Raising the bar for season 5 for our @HBO ’s BALLERS. And on a personal irony note ~ it’s been quite humbling shooting these scenes amongst NFL teams because for years my #1 real life goal was to play in the NFL. I failed and that dream never came true. But over the years I realized that playing in the NFL was the best thing that NEVER HAPPENED for me because after I failed (and after a fun battle with depression 🤪) it created a relentless drive that defines who I am today. #grateful  #dreamsthatdontcometrue  #onward 

For the biggest showdown the FAST & FURIOUS franchise has ever seen, I wanted to cast my legit family to play my brothers. Proud of my cuz @romanreigns  in his acting debut - awesome job. He’s one of the nicest & kindest men you’ll ever meet.. but, if you’re an asshole he’ll rip your face off 😃🤦🏽‍♂️ #BrotherlyBond  HOBBS & SHAW AUGUST 2ND 🌍

WOW. Amazing job @heather12ooney ! You’re an incredible artist and thank you so much for your beautiful and kind words below👇🏾👇🏾 and look forward to meeting you one day. Focus & effort! ・・・ After about 100 hours of drawing time on this portrait it is complete! Colored pencil drawing of the one and only @therock.  An inspiration to people all over the world and a person who continually strives to empower the lives of others. For this portrait I referenced his recent headshot from his well-deserved cover of @time  magazine as one the 100 most influential people. Wise words from @therock  - “Success at anything will always come down to this: focus and effort, and we control both.” Drawing video is up on my YouTube channel - Link in bio! Materials: @carandache  Luminance pencils on @strathmoreart  500 series bristol.

I always get special requests from fans who are “in the fight”. They all move me to my core and especially, Olivia’s. She’s 65yrs old and a massive fan. In hospice care and staying so strong. I thought I’d send her this video to bring some smiles her way. I don’t know why things happen the way they do in life, but I do know we can always control our response and I’m sending all the love, light, strength and positive energy Olivia’s (and her family’s) way. And thank you guys our there for doing the same. Stay strong Olivia! DJ ❤️

A lil’ behind the scenes taste of the HOBBS & SHAW savagery that takes place in SAMOA. This bludgeoning will be in the film, but unfortunately the scene where I bite the bad guy’s eye out and spit it on the dirt didn’t make it. MPAA ratings board forbid us to show it because it was too violent. True story. Plus, anytime you see a Samoan in a fight wearing their Lava Lava (traditional fabric I’m wearing around my waist) you know the other person is getting fucked up 🤣 HOBBS & SHAW AUGUST 2ND 🌎 #SamoanSmackdown  Much love and respect to my stuntman brother @rosskohnstam  who commits with no pads, takes my spine buster and smacks his head on the earth like a fucking champ.