Characters of Color: The Rock


Do you smell what the rock is cooking?

Ok enough with the sad stuff or the soap box, time for some fun, and what better character of color that represents best of awesome fun than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Born from wrestling legacy, The Rock ‘was’ the WWF in the 90’s (next to Stone Cold Steve Austin) as his move set, mic skills, and overall charisma won over even the most smartest of MARKS. He won multiple titles, multiple times, and even invented a word that to this day is still used in WWE and the modern day lexicon. Now in a move I’ve slowly accepted over the years, he made the choice to go into the acting. He has good movies (The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, etc.) and a lot of stinkers too (Doom, Tooth Fairy, etc.), but it doesn’t even matter what character he plays, what movie it is, or how well it (or he) does because the man is such a likeable force that The Rock will always do well. Whether it’s Dwayne Johnson or the ‘The Rock’, it doesn’t matter what his name is, he’ll always be a character of color and the people’s champion.









This just in (or not) – R.I.P. Lou Albano

Lou Albano – famed WWF wrestler and manger, entertainment partner to Cyndi Lauper, and of course the original Super Mario, died at 76 yesterday in New York of natural causes. I was either not around or too young to have enjoyed his storied career as a whole, but I’ll always remember the Super Mario Brother Super Show, and his role in it. It was one of the influences in my life to make me (and many others I assume) who I am today. So farewell Captain Lou Albano, you’ll be sorely missed.

Super Lou Albano bros