Wrestling legend turned Hollywood star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson can add a new title to his resume: demolition expert.
The 48-year-old explained via Instagram this weekend that he quite literally tore down his own front gate after a power outage caused by a storm rendered it inoperable.
“Not my finest hour, but a man’s gotta go to work,” Johnson captioned his post. “We experienced a power outage due to severe storms, causing my front gate not to open.
“I tried to override the hydraulic system to open the gates, which usually works when power goes out — but this time it wouldn’t.”
“Made some calls to see how fast I can get the gate tech on site, but I didn’t have 45min to wait.
“By this time, I know I have hundreds of production crew members waiting for me to come to work so we can start our day.
“So I did what I had to do. I pushed, pulled and ripped the gate completely off myself. Ripped it completely out of the brick wall, severed the steel hydraulics and threw it on the grass.
“My security team was able to meet the gate technician and welders about an hour later — and they were apparently, ‘in disbelief and equally scared’ as to how I ripped it off (that makes two of us!).”
Of course, Johnson — who finished his post with a plug for his upcoming role as the DC superhero in — can afford gates in spades these days. He’s notched the honour of being Hollywood’s highest-paid actor two years in a row now, pulling in over $AUD120 million from June 2019 to June 2020.
This story first appeared on the New York Post and was reproduced with permission