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Dwayne Johnson on identifying as two races: ‘I transcended race in wrestling’

2019-03-20 14:11
Dwayne Johnson. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Dwayne Johnson. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Former WWE sports star Dwayne Johnson recently weighed in on a Twitter debate about race between fans in which he confirmed that he identified as both black and Samoan.

Dwayne, who is the son of former black Canadian wrestler Rocky Johnson and Ata Johnson, responded to a tweep who alleged that he bagged wrestling gigs through his Samoan transcendence.

“Glad I came across this and I’ll give you guys some context & truth. I identify as exactly what I am - both. Equally proud. Black/Samoan,” Dwayne responded to the user.

“And my friend, let me expand your thoughts a bit here - I transcended race in wrestling so there was no “booked that way”. Thx guys”