The “San Andreas”; actor, Dwayne Johnson, speaks out on the latest headlines of his WWE colleague, Hulk Hogan, and his recent racist remarks.
During the “Ballers”; session at TCA, Johnson says, “I was pretty disappointed with what I heard.”
The “Furious 7″ actor explains that he has known Hogan (Terry Bollea) for years.
“My dad help trained him in Florida in the 1970s, and even my uncle. I come from a long line of professional wrestlers. I didn’t know him (Terry) to be a racist. It’s one of those things where it’s not definite in terms of what he said. We’ve all talked trash. He said what he said and he’s paying the price,” he says.
On his new documentary “Rock In A Hard Place”;, Johnson says it’s “near and dear to my heart”;.
He explains that as a kid, it was a blessing in disguise when his parents got evicted in Hawaii. Johnson says he was headed down the wrong path and was lucky he didn’t end up in prison.
The 43-year-old was asked to speak to cadets at a military boot camp in Dade County, Florida, that is also a correctional facility.
Johnson was so moved by the stories, he teamed up with 44 Blue Productions to bring it all to life for “Rock In A Hard Place”;.