Dwayne Johnson just experienced the huge honor of being a category on Jeopardy. Yes, a full-on category! The super busy action star took to social media to respond to the Jeopardy development with the best reaction. Check out Johnson’s post below:
And this is why everyone loves the much-deserving Dwayne Johnson. The entertainment legend kept his legend status going in his note recognizing the honor. In The Rock's super sweet message, the action hero revealed how cool he finds it to have his own Jeopardy category.
The category focused on Dwayne Johnson’s impressive film resume, which includes The Fast and the Furious franchise. It did not reference his television career, which spans the NBC competitions series, The Titan Games. He hosts the show, which he created and executive produces. He also stars on the ongoing HBO drama Ballers.
With such an impressive and lengthy career, the “Mr. Dwayne Johnson” category could continue fueling Jeopardy! for a very long time. One contestant did not entirely sweep the category. Lucas got the first question correct. After that, Alison correctly answered the next three. It pays to be a fan! Literally!
Unfortunately, the last clue that involved Dwayne Johnson’s role in The Mummy Returns broke the streak of correct answers. None of the contestants risked a guess. Johnson did make his film debut as "The Rock" in 2001’s The Mummy Returns, playing The Scorpion King.
However, it is worth noting that it was not the last time he starred as the character. Dwayne Johnson reprised the role for his own spinoff movie in 2002, aptly titled The Scorpion King. It is hard to believe that was 17 years ago.
Along with acknowledging his getting a Jeopardy category, Dwayne Johnson also directed a lovely message to the show’s host, Alex Trebek. Johnson called the quiz show anchor an “inspiration” and a “legend.” He also added the encouragement to “keep fighting.” Earlier this year, Trebek shared that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Being a clue or category on Jeopardy has to be thrilling. Earlier this year, The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki reacted to being a clue. A while ago, Reese Witherspoon was a category on the series. The Big Little Lies star shared her excitement over a contestant’s total sweep. As long as there is Jeopardy, there are destined to be more thrilled celebrities like Dwayne Johnson.