A giant float of The Rock – wearing his iconic turtleneck sweater and bum bag combo – has floated over New York City as part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The float of The Great One featured in the festivities to promote NBC’s upcoming Young Rock series, which airs this February and tells the story of the WWE legend’s journey growing up, from being surrounded by some of wrestling’s larger-than-life characters, to playing football at the University of Miami.
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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City is the world’s largest parade and one of the two oldest Thanksgiving parades, dating back to 1924. While there were no spectators in person this year, The float of The People’s Champion would electrify viewers virtually, as Macy’s kept up with tradition by presenting the traditional festivities for the 94th time.
The cast of Young Rock includes Adrian Groulx as Dwayne Johnson at the age of ten, Bradley Constant as Johnson at age 15 and Uli Latukefu Johnson from ages 18-20. Stacey Leilua and Joseph Lee Anderson play Johnson’s parents. Ana Tuisila, Fasitua Amosa and John Tui also star. Filming has been taking place in Brisbane and South East Queensland, Australia. The show is scheduled to air on NBC in February 2021.