Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson made a surprise appearance during the Roast of Ric Flair last night, appearing via a pre-taped video message as an emotional Flair looked on.
Taking a page literally out of Flair’s “jet flying” line, The Rock recorded his message at an airport sporting an XFL shirt.
Johnson recounted how he met Flair when he was a kid and how back in the day, his mother would be sewing Flair’s robes.
“Even at eight years old, I will never forget, you were so kind to me. So kind to me, even if I was just a punk kid,” Johnson said. “And when I was a little older, I met you at the NWA convention in Las Vegas when I was 12 years old and I went up to shake your hands, ‘Excuse me Mr. Flair, I’m…’ and before I could introduce myself, you went Dewey and you gave me a big hug!”
Johnson said Flair treated him good and made him feel special and he would never forget that. He said that when years later his dad passed away, he was one of the first people who called him and said he’d be down in Florida for his funeral.
“The best thing about you, in my opinion, is the human being that you are. Thank you for being such a great human being to me, and to my family, and to my grandmother who you as NWA world champion, would stop in Hawaii, you knew you were getting a shitty payoff, but you still went because you love the business and you cared for my family,” Johnson continued.
“I love you, congratulations on your last match, and of course I want to end this the only way I know how….Wooooo!”