Actor and WWE Star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
Photograph by Richard Gosling — Newspix/Getty Images
By Chauncey L. Alcorn
August 8, 2016

Can you smell what The Rock is wearing?

Actor and Pro Wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, gave his Instagram followers a video preview of his new Under Armour footwear line, “Rocks FIYA.”

The famous “Brahma Bull” arm tattoo worn by Johnson adorns the back of the cross training high tops set to go on sale in early 2017.

Some of the star’s own motivational mottos—”Earn It,” and “Blood, sweat, and respect,”—are embroidered on each shoe’s tongue.

“The first two we give. The last one, we earn,” Johnson told Instagram on Friday. “I have been training in these shoes for a year now, perfecting them. So, by the time you get them at the top of 2017, you just know I put in a year’s worth of sweat equity.”


Under Armour announced in January it had inked a deal with Johnson dubbed “Project Rock,” with retail sports merchandise designed and inspired by the wrestling and action film star’s training regimen and fitness lifestyle.

NBA Point Guard Steph Curry also signed with Under Armour last year, and The Rock showed off his fellow pitchman’s new blue suede shoes, the Curry Lux’s, which go on sale Saturday.

“I want to thank my boy, my Under Armour partner, Stephen Curry, for sending me a brand new pair of the yet-to-be released Stephen Curry Lux’s,” Johnson said. “I appreciated these size fifteens brother. They look dope.”


Under Armour was in an intense bidding war with Nike (nke) last year to sign Curry to a shoe deal. The social media unveil for Armour’s two most famous frontmen comes less than a week after rival Adidas announced a 23% surge in North American sales from the same time last year, and more than a month after industry leader Nike announced disappointing quarterly results.


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