Ricky Johnson is the brother of Rocky Johnson making him "The People's Uncle". He lives in Toronto, and can still be found on the occasional indy show around town. He can be emailed at rocksuncle@2-cool.com. For another review of 'The Rundown' by SLAM! Wrestling's Jon Waldman, click here.

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Proud uncle praises 'The Rundown'
By RICKY JOHNSON -- For SLAM! Wrestling


The Rock in 'The Rundown'.

I have some home movies from when Dwayne was young, and I played one recently, and I saw "Beck" (Dwayne's character in 'The Rundown') in real life, even back then.

This was truly a breakthrough vehicle for Dwayne, and to be perfectly honest again, he put on a magnificent display, and passed with flying colors.

Professional wrestling was a big part of all of our lives (myself, my brother, Dwayne's grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia). It's probably the only thing that I ever did well (subject to opinion of course).

But that chapter may well be closed for Dwayne, as it appears that a new day is "Beck-oning", and my nephew is "Walking Tall" as Hollywood's newest action hero.

Ricky Johnson is the brother of Rocky Johnson making him "The People's Uncle". He lives in Toronto, and can still be found on the occasional indy show around town. He can be emailed at rocksuncle@2-cool.com. For another review of 'The Rundown' by SLAM! Wrestling's Jon Waldman, click here.