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Dwayne Johnson says he almost smacked down ‘La La Land’ producer at Oscars

By Madeleine Marr

mmarr@miamiherald.com

Dwayne Johnson introduces a performance from best original song nominee "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Dwayne Johnson introduces a performance from best original song nominee "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

Dwayne Johnson suits up nice.

The wrestler turned movie star was in L.A. over the weeekend to present at the Dolby Theatre for the Oscars.

The Rock was there to introduces a performance from best original song nominee "How Far I'll Go" from his animated movie “Moana.”

It seems as if he was prepping like crazy if you take a gander at his social media.

We usually see Johnson in workout attire, but we have to admit, he fills out a tux nicely.

He had a great seat at the ceremony, and we had to love his expression when the whole “Moonlight” Best Picture debacle went down.

That crinkled brow is classic.

On an Instagram post, Johnson says he was surprised by the commotion and was confused as to whether producer Jordan Horowitz was friend or foe.

“You can literally see my wheels spinnin’ on whether or not I should hit the stage and take down an Oscars producer who I thought went rogue and was trying to sabotage our final moment of the night as La La Land was accepting for Best Picture,” he wrote. “In crazy moments like that, we need leaders to step up and take charge… I give La La Land producer, Jordan Horowitz much respect for stepping up to the mic and calling the Moonlight filmmakers and actors to the stage to accept their award. Thankfully, Jordan gave us the clarity we needed, because as much as I love and adore Meryl, I was willing to rumble over her to take down the producer going rogue.”

Johnson is also in headlines, thanks to John Cena, who told WrestlingInc.com that he regretted his feud with his famous colleague.

“For two years, The Rock and I kind of made fun of each other a lot. It got pretty heated and it got pretty personal. I said some things that were less than nice. He said some things that were less than nice. And I can assure you, in our line of work, there is a grey area where imagination becomes very real and we were right in the sweet spot of that grey area, each watching the other's every move and not too happy with the other party.”

Cena goes on to say that they had a matchup at Sun Life Stadium in Miami at WrestleMania XXVIII, when Cena finished second place back in April 2015.

“I'm very proud of that. That’s a polite way of saying I lost. But we had a followup match at MetLife Stadium [in East Rutherford, New Jersey] and I was good enough to finish first that day and when I did, I was well-aware of the amount of work Dwayne Johnson had on his plate and the fact that he did not need to come back to the WWE. I talked all that trash many years ago just to try to get him back because I, like you guys, am a fan of The Rock. So he comes back and stays for the better [part] of two years, only to lose in one of his final matches in WWE.”

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