It's official: Dwayne Johnson has retired his nickname, The Rock, and has asked us to do the same. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, he spoke about his comedy career and his new image to goes along with it:
I'm aware of everything that comes with that nickname, and I just think there's a lot more you can do without it. But I wanted it to happen naturally, from 'The Rock' to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to 'Dwayne Johnson' he said in EW.
I'm going to miss calling someone "The Rock." Can you just give up a nickname like that? A name change always has the potential of going over as well as Katie Holmes' change to "Kate" in 2006 (horribly), but then again, if anyone besides Tom Cruise is orchestrating it, there's a much better chance of success.