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A big ass bear hug for 'Uncle Wally': The Rock credits Wally Buono for cutting him

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Rob Williams Aug 25, 2016 10:19 am

Before Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson became a famous professional wrestler and actor, he was a middling football player, trying to make it in the CFL.

He was on the Calgary Stampeders’ practice roster in 1995, but was eventually cut by head coach Wally Buono.

Buono, who now coaches the BC Lions, went on to become the winningest coach in CFL history. Johnson did alright for himself too, first becoming a star in WWE, and now the highest paid actor in Hollywood.

Upon being reminded of his time in the CFL, Johnson surprisingly credited his former head coach for cutting him.

And just when you thought this couldn’t get any more heartwarming, ‘Uncle Wally’ responded…

A big ass bear hug for Uncle Wally, awww….


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Rob Williams
Man of the people, voice of the fans. Daily Hive Sports Editor.

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