In the photo (circa 1997), we see the actor – then known as Rocky – as an up-and-coming wrestler. He’s sporting the baggy jeans and a one-size too big turtleneck; his sleeves are pulled up so we see his wristwatch and bracelet. But the best part? The fanny pack and the Kid ’n Play-inspired haircut.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 16, 2014
In Toronto earlier this week to promote Hercules (out Friday), the Toronto Sunís Jim Slotek showed Johnson the photo and the actor – now one of the biggest movie stars on the planet – laughed.
That is right, I remember,he said. “Oh my gosh! It had to have been ’96 or ’97. The fanny bag I would like to post that picture and tell everybody, ‘Look how far I’ve come! It’s great looking back on those days.”