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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Even the “most electrifying man in sports entertainment” couldn’t escape bad 90s choices. This was taken prior to his days as an actor, and even before we could smell what he was cooking! That being said, I don’t think there’s too many celebrity glamour shots lying around that perfectly embody the decade as well as this.
Whoever found this picture gifted the world something really special. Gold chains on the outside are still somewhat in style, but rocking a black turtleneck as well? That’s some Run DMC shit right there. Let me also call attention to a time where not just fanny packs were cool to wear, but leather fanny packs were acceptable attire. The Rock is donning the Cadillac of fanny packs around his waist, and the sight of that to me is more rewarding than any title belt!
That high top fade though. Talk about a hairstyle that was fly back in the day but no longer quite so cool. That’s the ethnic equivalent to the bowl cut shave every white kid was getting back then. This hairstyle actually followed The Rock into his debut in the WWE...
Going back to the picture, was there ever a time men wearing metal bracelets was “in style”? It looks like he’s wearing one of those bracelets hospitals tell you to wear if you’re old and have a lot of pre-existing conditions! It looks like they just took their entire fall collection and shoved as much as humanely possible onto his body for that picture. I can’t fault him though, because at the time this would’ve looked dope. If he were wearing this in the present, however, he would be a dope.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a great guy, so I hope if he’s reading this, he takes my criticism with a grain of salt. I’d hate to wake up in a hospital after a devastating “Rock Bottom” only to be hit with a “People’s Elbow” immediately after. I’m pumped to see him in Hercules and psyched about the rumors he could be portraying a DC hero soon!