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Dwayne Johnson tried to pull out man's tongue

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Dwayne Johnson tried to pull out man's tongue

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson once tried to pull out a man's tongue.

The 'Central Intelligence' star got into a fight during his days as a football player but "luckily" was unable to achieve what he had set out to do to his opponent.

He recalled: "[The fight] started in the weight room office, spilled out of there on to the weight room floor, and as we were trading shots, it ended when I reached in and tried to grab his tongue...

"It was very slippery and luckily I couldn't get a grip on it."

The 44-year-old actor became a household name as a WWE wrestler, and though he was following in the sporting footsteps of his father and grandfather, his dad wasn't impressed when he told him he also wanted to be a grappler.

He recalled to Britain's GQ magazine: "When I first told my dad that I wanted to become a wrestler, we got into a huge fight.

"At the time we were living in a two-bedroom apartment in Tampa and he said, 'Look around you. This is what I have. I pay $500 a month, I am 49 and this is my life. And I don't want this for you.'

"And I understood what he was saying and I didn't have any good reason for thinking wrestling was going to be right for me.

"I remember him telling me, 'What do you think you have to offer the wrestling business?' And I told him that I didn't know, but that I just felt in my gut there was something in it for me."

And as soon as he had his first bout, the 'Baywatch' star knew he'd made the right decision.

He added: "I will tell you this; after I had my first wrestling match, in boots and purple shorts that I had borrowed, I knew I was in love. I knew that with absolute clarity.

"I didn't know if I would ever make it but I did know I loved it."