Popular movie star and wrestler Dwayne Johnson was spotted hanging out with Barcelona as the Catalans dismantled New York Red Bulls 2-0.
Dwayne Johnson, popularly known as “The Rock”, was one of the top sports celebrities to grace the match venue amidst a horde of fans and spectators who turned out in large numbers to watch the match. Other celebrities who attended the match include former Arsenal, Barcelona, and Red Bull striker Thierry Henry.
Thierry Henry sparked an uproar of welcome in the stadium when he stepped into the pitch to toss the coin for the match kick-off. NBA star Royce O’Neale was also in attendance, as footage showed him taking pictures in the match venue.
In a tweet shared by New York Red Bulls, the American superstar could be seen in a video taking pictures in the Red Bull Arena. The MLS side welcomed a smiling Dwayne Johnson to the stadium.
Dwayne Johnson: Career, Records And Achievements
Dwayne Johnson is well-known for his jaw-dropping exploits in the movie industry, worth billions of dollars and sold around the globe.
Dwayne Johnson is considered one of the highest-paid movie actors in the world, and his movies have reportedly hit $10.5billion. His blueprint in the WWE is also legendary.
Amid his busy schedule, the 50-year-old California-born businessman joined American football fans to watch Barcelona’s final preseason match in the United States on Sunday, July 31, 2022.
The WWE hero started as a top and incredible college football defender before the transition to professional wrestling. His journey into the world of wrestling was smooth as his father, Rocky, and maternal grandfather were wrestlers.
Since joining wrestling, he had won many titles before retiring in 2016. Dwayne Johnson is the first African-American to become 10 times World Champion. He has won the Tag Team Championship 5 times.
The Rock Return To His Roots; Joins Fans In The Stadium
A former professional wrestler with many titles and awards like Dwayne hanging out with the Blaugrana is not a surprise. Meanwhile, the Blaugrana did not disappoint. They took charge of the game, dominating possession and mounting intense pressure on the five-man New York Red Bull defense as the match kicked off.
They would have easily scored more goals if not for a series of missed and squandered chances. The Catalans were able to break the deadlock in the 40th minute, courtesy of Dembele’s strike. The second goal came late with 10 minutes to regulation time; Memphis Depay capitalized on a defensive blunder to double the lead for the Catalans.
Barcelona have maintained a near-perfect run in their preseason matches. They had humbled arch-rivals and 2021-2022 La Liga and UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid 1-0. Their second match was against the Old Ladies Of Turin, Juventus, which ended in a 2-2 draw in a heated match.