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Dwayne Johnson Oprah’s Master Class teaser explains how he became ‘The Rock’

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Dwayne Johnson will appear Sunday on an episode of Oprah’s Master Class to talk about his extensive career and his battle with depression, and in a new teaser for the episode, he describes the moment he decided to officially shed his old wrestling name and become “The Rock.”

In the teaser, which Johnson shared on Twitter, he talks about how he originally wrestled under the name Rocky Maivia, a combination of his father’s and his grandfather’s names (both of whom were professional wrestlers). After audiences began to chant “Rocky sucks!” during his matches, he decided to take on his own moniker, dubbing himself “The Rock.”

“The greatest lesson about that is: Be you,” Johnson says in the clip. “Be yourself. Whether it’s in entertainment, whether it’s out in public, whether you’re a celebrity or not, whatever. The most powerful thing you can be is yourself.”

Watch the teaser below. Johnson’s episode of Oprah’s Master Class, in which he also opens up about how he battled depression after failing to launch his NFL career, airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on OWN.

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