While promoting his upcoming movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Rock told a story about how in 1984 he was sitting in the front row of a WWE show at Madison Square Garden, and ended up catching Hulk Hogan's bandana that he threw into the crowd.
Afterwards, he went backstage to show the item off to his father (and wrestler) Rocky Johnson. Rock went over to Hogan to thank him and Hogan ended up taking it back, because it was his last one he had at the time. Hogan ended up using that bandanna to make more copies, one of which he signed and got back to Rock. Below is the full story.
This is an amazing story!— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) November 30, 2017
When I interviewed @TheRock for JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, I brought him my original JUMANJI ticket from when I saw it in January of 1996.
I asked Johnson if ever collected anything special as a kid and he told me this amazing @HulkHogan story. pic.twitter.com/o3sDERNfGn
Rock said he still has it to this day and later tweeted this out, thanking Hogan for being so cool to him as a kid. Hogan responded if he wanted another bandanna there needs to be a rematch to see if Rock can take it. This is in reference to their WrestleMania 18 match where the The Rock defeated "The Hulkster."
Amazing vid below on two fronts.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 30, 2017
#1. My good bud Kev here brings me his ORIGINAL movie ticket stub from #JUMANJI.
#2. Thank you to the "brother" @HulkHogan for being so cool to me when I was a 12yr old nerdy, awkward huge Hulkster fan backstage at Madison Square Garden. ???? https://t.co/xkQ4mDXfAu
Yo @TheRock, if you need another head band this time you need to give me my rematch then see if you can take it brother!! Lol. Only love but'I'm serious about the rematch brother HH https://t.co/IDpN7h6uIb— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) December 1, 2017
A day after the story came out, Muscle & Fitness tweeted video of the moment Rock was referring to and received confirmation from the former WWE Champion.
Wow this was the match back i' '84 when I caught this @HulkHogan headband he throws. I was 12yrs old at Madison Square Garden. I went back to the locker room after the match to give it back to him. Two weeks later he gave me a brand new one. Crazy story. ???????? https://t.co/0UX0I68Wm4— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 1, 2017
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