The Rock Gifted His Custom Ford F-150 to His Uncle King Haku
Ford recently appointed Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson head of a made-up team of service technicians called The Specialists pretty much specifically for moments like this. He’s a seemingly genuine and nice person, and he has an enormous following that continues to grow by the day. He said he wanted to be the biggest action star on the planet, and being a part of the Fast & Furious franchise certainly helps that. But this isn’t movies, this is about The Rock giving his Ford F-150 to his uncle for Christmas.
Johnson posted the Instagram below detailing how much support he got from his Uncle Tonga with his wrestling career. King Haku, who was apparently trained by The Rock’s grandpa, was a big WWE personality and helped The Rock get started. When he had no experience and literally no gear, Tonga provided him with some trunks to get him his first time in the ring. So, to repay him for all his humble loyalty, The Rock presented him with his big old custom truck. He calls it the Black Gorilla.
Good thing he has two other trucks.
Merry Christmas Uncle Tonga – enjoy your new truck! Cool Christmas story to share with y’all… Known my “Uncle Tonga” since I was 5yrs old. My grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia helped train him to become a professional wrestler in the 70’s. Throughout Tonga’s illustrious wrestling career he changed his name to “King Haku” and became one the WWE’s most sought after “bad guys” and still known to this day for being one of the toughest and legit most vicious man in wrestling history. Years later and I get a call from WWE saying “Vince McMahon wants to see you wrestle immediately. He’s flying you to RAW tomorrow and you’ll have a tryout match.” I thought holy shit that’s awesome, buuuut there’s a few problems: For me, I wasn’t just having “a tryout match”, because I had never actually HAD a real match in my life. Ever. WWE thought that I already had multiple matches under my belt, but little did they know. What they also didn’t know was that I was broke as hell and didn’t actually own wrestling gear – no boots, knee pads or most importantly.. wrestling trunks. I went to Sports Authority and bought some bright ass white volleyball knee pads, called my Uncle and asked if he had ANY trunks I could use for my tryout. He said all I have is a pair of shiny purple trunks (purple was his signature color), I told him I don’t care if the trunks are all the colors of Skittles, I’ll happily wear them. When I picked the trunks up from him I’ll never forget the monster hug he gave me, look me in the eyes and said, “I’m so proud of you. Go get ’em nephew!” Here’s the picture of me wrestling my FIRST MATCH EVER in Corpus Christi, TX in front of 15,000 people – proudly in my lucky purple trunks. And the rest… was history. My Uncle Tonga is a family man, humble man and champion. Most importantly one of the greatest human beings I know. So we walk outside and I said “Uncle how do you like my truck?” He said, “Whoooaaa nephew it’s beautiful… I love it!” I said “Good ’cause it’s yours.” He was speechless. Thru tears (manly of course;) we monster hugged ’cause I’ll never forget what he did for me when I had nothing. Merry Christmas Uncle and ofa atu. #LuckyPurpleTrunks
[The Rock via Insta]