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The Rock Sideswipes Guy’s Truck, Guy is Overjoyed

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson sideswipes truck

Pictured (from left to right): Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, a man who is simultaneously in awe and in fear for his life, and overjoyed/terrified man’s busted truck
Photo: Dwayne Johnson/Instagram

Maybe you’ve seen that slightly contrived video where a guy in a pickup truck gets cut off by a Mercedes, storms out of the truck looking for a fight, and finds himself face to face with Evander Holyfield. Maybe you haven’t, which is why I’ll just leave this here.

In all fairness, Holyfield should have known better than to pull out there. Redneck truck dude totally had the right-of-way.

Now, imagine a scenario where a dude in a big pickup sideswipes your truck and knocks the mirror off. Want to get mad and go storming up to the guy with your chest puffed out? Don’t worry, the guy who steps out isn’t a former four-time WBA Heavyweight Champion and three-time IBF Heavyweight Champion. No, instead, it’s an eight-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion who just so happens to be one of the top-grossing box office draws in Hollywood. A man who eats more cod in a week then you’ll probably eat in the next three years and who somehow manages to be as imposing as The Great Wall of China.

The Rock and The Great Wall

ROCK SMASH PUNY WALL
Photo: Dwayne Johnson/Instagram

This is a man who can do anything—except for getting Roman Reigns over in Philadelphia, that is.

Perplexed Rock

I’m talking about the jabroni-beating—lalalalalaow!—pie-eating, trail-blazing, eyebrow-raising, heart-stopping, elbow-dropping, smashing up your side-view mirror and breaking the glass, but if you pick a fight he’ll whoop your candy ass, the most electrifying man in sports-entertainment (read: professional wrestling)—Gene Snitsky.

THE ROCK. I meant The Rock. Stupid auto-correct.

Fortunately, when The Rock side-swiped a guy’s truck on Monday, the man reacted as any sane human being would—with complete and utter joy because whoa it’s The Rock that guy from all of the movies! It may have been this very reaction that saved all of the teeth in his head.

Here’s a fun story to start your week off… I’m driving to set in my pick up truck – music blasting – I’m singing away like I’m having a one man party in my truck – then I hear a loud BANG. What the hell..? Look in my rear view and see I sideswiped another pick up that was parked in the street and destroyed the side mirror. First thing I thought was, “Aw shit.. someone’s not gonna be happy..”. I flipped a U-turn and drove back to scene. Just as I got out of my truck a guy was walking across the street to his truck. I said “Sir, is this your truck?”. He stopped and stared at me for a good 5 seconds, looked around his neighborhood, looked back at me and “Yes it is. Why?”. I said “Well, sorry to tell ya I sideswiped it and knocked the hell outta your mirror and may have done even more damage. You give me your info and I’ll leave you mine and I’ll take care of everything”. He stared at me again, cocked his head sideways and said..”Uhhh.. Are you The Rock?”. I said “Yup”. He broke out into a huge smile and said “Wow, this is gonna be an awesome story!”. I started belly laughing at that, then he started laughing and before you know it we’re both standing in the middle of the street pointing to his mirror and laughing like two ol’ crazy buddies. I checked back in with him a few days later and he refused to accept any money and said he fixed the damage himself. Want to thank Mr. Audie Bridges of Wakefield, Mass. for being so cool about the whole thing. Life is funny cause you never know who you’re gonna run into… and sure as hell never know who’s truck you’re gonna sideswipe while driving to work.

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Here’s a fun story to start your week off… I’m driving to set in my pick up truck – music blasting – I’m singing away like I’m having a one man party in my truck – then I hear a loud BANG. What the hell..? Look in my rear view and see I sideswiped another pick up that was parked in the street and destroyed the side mirror. First thing I thought was, “Aw shit.. someone’s not gonna be happy..”. I flipped a U-turn and drove back to scene. Just as I got out of my truck a guy was walking across the street to his truck. I said “Sir, is this your truck?”. He stopped and stared at me for a good 5 seconds, looked around his neighborhood, looked back at me and “Yes it is. Why?”. I said “Well, sorry to tell ya I sideswiped it and knocked the hell outta your mirror and may have done even more damage. You give me your info and I’ll leave you mine and I’ll take care of everything”. He stared at me again, cocked his head sideways and said..”Uhhh.. Are you The Rock?”. I said “Yup”. He broke out into a huge smile and said “Wow, this is gonna be an awesome story!”. I started belly laughing at that, then he started laughing and before you know it we’re both standing in the middle of the street pointing to his mirror and laughing like two ol’ crazy buddies. I checked back in with him a few days later and he refused to accept any money and said he fixed the damage himself. Want to thank Mr. Audie Bridges of Wakefield, Mass. for being so cool about the whole thing. Life is funny cause you never know who you’re gonna run into… and sure as hell never know who’s truck you’re gonna sideswipe while driving to work.

So TL;DR, The Rock hits a guy’s truck, guy is excited because he’s meeting The Rock, guy graciously refuses to accept money for repairs, The Rock is awesome.

While I can certainly respect Audie Bridges’ refusal of The Rock’s money, just take it. San Andreas has made $373 million at the global box office so far, and there is that little number he did called Furious 7. I’m willing to bet he can spare a few.

Now let’s show long it takes for rumors of The Rock’s untimely demise to pop up overseas.

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    Kyle S. Johnson lives in Cincinnati, a city known by many as "the Cincinnati of Southwest Ohio." He enjoys professional wrestling, Halloween, and also other things. He has been writing for a while, and he plans to continue to write well into the future. See more articles by Kyle.