Mick Foley and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson have quite a history together. The two shared a large quantity of screen time during the Attitude Era in memorable matches and segments that are still highly regarded over twenty years later.
On top of this, they held the WWF Tag Team Championships on three occasions as the “Rock ‘N’ Sock Connection.”
These days, the Rock ‘N’ Sock Connection are represented on NBC’s Young Rock. In a recent episode, one scene in particular tugged at Mick Foley’s heartstrings.
Why Young Rock Brought Mick Foley To Tears
In an Instagram post titled “ROCK & SOCK: a true connection,” Mick Foley posted the below after watching the latest episode of Young Rock.
I’m not sure words can do justice to how grateful I’m feeling after watching last night’s episode of #YoungRock While I’ve had some special wrestling moments in front of thousands, last night’s moment was just me, alone in my hotel, tears in my eyes, as I watched an actor portraying me (doing a fine job, too) teaching Dwayne Johnson’s character a lesson about the gift of Christmas giving.
It’s funny, because there was a time – many, many years ago – when I wondered if @therock appreciated me. Well, brother, he has answered that question in the affirmative so many times, in so many ways that I feel foolish for having ever wondered. In turn, my respect and admiration for Dwayne Johnson has only grown over the years – as has my appreciation for the incredible moments we shared together – on the road, in the ring, and on the microphone.
Thank you Rock, for being so good to me. Your kind words – in person, on social media, in texts and VM’s, have meant so much to me. If I did in fact, teach you a lesson about giving, it is one you have paid forward a thousand times over. Merry Christmas, my friend.
Dwayne Johnson was evidently moved by Mick Foley’s Instagram post. Johnson, of course, has considerable involvement with the show. Along with it being based on his life and career, he stars in the show, directs it, and provides narration. He left the following as a reply to the post.
Love you man. This is a very special post I will cherish. You are “one of one” and taught us ALL in the locker room how to be a professional and a “brother in arms”.