Taking a break from filming his latest movie, “Jungle Cruise,” The Rock took time to reflect on how a failed opportunity with the CFL built him into the great Hollywood actor he is today!


This is what Dwayne had to say:


Cheers to dreams not coming true ???? Not an easy concept to process, but the idea that sometimes our biggest and most important dreams that DON’T COME TRUE are often times the BEST THING that never happened. I’m shooting JUNGLE CRUISE now and right before I get called to set, I look up and see a CFL (Canadian Football League) game on my TV. I do a double take and realize that’s the same field I played on when I played in the CFL. I do a triple take and see the very man who coached and mentored me, but ultimately had to cut me from the team, Wally Buono who is now head coach and GM of the BC LIONS in Vancouver. Playing ball, I was always the “hardest worker in the room” and did everything I could to make the CFL and then hopefully, make it to the NFL where I dreamed of having an All Pro/Super Bowl Champion football career. Instead, I was cut from the team, told I wasn’t good enough – and sent home with $7 bucks to my name. After years of blood, sweat, guts and tears, my dream was over. Fell into depression, didn’t know what to do or where to turn. Eventually, I picked myself back up again, said fuck this and refocused and committed myself to a different path. The rest is history. I’ve been there, so I encourage you to keep working hard and remember that sometimes our dreams that don’t come true, can ultimately become the best thing that never happened.

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“But the point of this is to tell you guys – sometimes in life, something you want so badly, your dreams that don’t happen sometimes, they’re the best things that never happened.

“So for me, playing with the NFL was the best thing that never happened. I thank you CFL, I thank you Wally Buono. To everybody out there, keep working hard. Sometimes, your biggest dreams that don’t come true are the best things that never happened.”


The Rock is amazing! Such great words to live by, “Sometimes, your biggest dreams that don’t come true are the best things that never happened.”


Some things that happen in life are just blessings in disguise!


Also, the BC Lions and Wally Buono are probably losing their minds now because “The Rock” said their names!




-Producer Jordan

Kevin and Sonia 



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