Dwayne Johnson has been electrifying crowds for well over two decades since coming onto WWE television screens as The Rock. For one WWE star, it was Johnson’s motivation that helped him continue during difficult times in his life.
Speaking alongside his wife Bianca Belair on the latest episode of Sherri, former Raw Tag Team Champion Montez Ford opened up about his upcoming bout at the Elimination Chamber, where he’ll compete against five other men in an attempt to capture the United States Championship currently held by Austin Theory. He spoke candidly about being motivated throughout his life by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, particularly when he lost his sister at a young age.
“I’m ready. I’ve been watching this as a child ever since I could remember. The very first person I laid eyes on, was The Godfather and I saw him walk out with his entourage and the one that really, really honed me in was Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. He, he brought me through, I love that man. He brought me through a lot of things in life.
“I lost my sister when I was 10 years old and I was going through a lot of things at a very young age. Rock was the one who kind of honed me and, you know, pretty much motivated me.” (h/t eWrestlingNews)
Dwayne Johnson’s Motivation Led Montez Ford All The Way To The Elimination Chamber
Ahead of the January 30th episode of Monday Night Raw, it was announced that Austin Theory would defend his United States Championship inside the Elimination Chamber at the upcoming premium live event on February 18th. Multiple qualifying matches were held to determine those who would earn a chance to participate, and on February 6th, Montez Ford secured his spot by defeating Elias in singles competition.
Things didn’t go so well for his partner Angelo Dawkins, however, as he lost his qualifying bout against Damian Priest. The full list of WWE Superstars competing for the United States Championship is as follows:
- Montez Ford
- Seth Rollins
- Damian Priest
- Johnny Gargano
- Bronson Reed
- Austin Theory (c)
Meanwhile, six women will also compete inside the Elimination Chamber for a chance to face