The Rock responds to 'toxic', 'false' claims following WWE WrestleMania 40 Kick-Off

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The Rock has responded to “toxic” and “false” claims following his recent appearance at the WWE WrestleMania 40 Kick-Off event on February 8.

In a tweet posted Saturday, February 10, Twitter user Nick Sortor posted a clip of The Rock’s appearance at the event in Las Vegas, in which The People’s Champion was showered with a chorus of boos and chants of “Cody”, “We Want Cody” and “Rocky Sucks” inside the T-Mobile Arena.
This was a prelude to the dramatic conclusion of the event which saw The Rock seemingly turn heel and align himself with Roman Reigns.
While the heated atmosphere was clearly due to the passion of fans wanting to see Cody Rhodes headline WrestleMania, Sortor instead believed the negative response Rock was receiving was instead due to people “demanding he follow through with aid for Maui”.
Sortor even seemed to think fans in attendance were chanting: “Maui, Maui, Maui”, rather than the “Cody” chants that were Cleary audible.

This then led to a lengthy response on Twitter from The Rock, who broke character to vehemently deny Sortor’s claims, reminding him that the negative response from the fans was due to his wrestling character.
Rock would also point out that his People’s Fund of Maui had in fact delivered $50 Million to 8,000 survivors of wildfires.

Rock tweeted:
I typically refrain from responding to toxic, false clickbait garbage like this because I hate dignifying bullshit with a response, but when you use Hawaii’s tragic events to draw attention to yourself I won’t stay quiet.
This moment you’re referring to is from our @WWE press conference this past Thursday where I turned “heel” – wrestling parlance for bad guy. I’m playing it up with our crowd as they boo. It’s what we do in our WWE universe, and we all love every second of it.
For the record: Our People’s Fund of Maui has already DELIVERED over $50 MILLION DOLLARS to over 8,000 survivors who were affected by the fires, and I’m grateful to the bone that we’ve been the primary funders.

Hawaii is where I grew up, where I raise my children throughout the year and where my ancestors are buried. These are my Polynesian people and these are OUR American people.
You can’t imagine how much they are still struggling daily to put their lives back together and take care of each other. Our Poly American people are as resilient as people come, and they will raise and get back on their feet.
Nick, instead of posting bullshit like this that you know is false – I encourage you to post something positive for Hawaii, for our Polynesian American people. Or actually take positive action and come to Hawaii to help out in an uplifting way.

I’m in Hawaii now, and I guarantee you, you’ll get great content that can actually make a difference in people’s lives. Genuinely. Let’s put our energy and our online platforms into lifting people up. Acknowledging the good things that people do. Raising awareness for the suffering in ways that can effectively help.
It takes so much effort to be negative, and create and spread bullshit – but when you spread positivity, kindness, and lead by example you can really impact lives.
I’m sorry to all our Poly/Hawaiian ohana of Maui, for shining light on this toxicity as you struggle through tough times – I always try to be Na’au Pono.
Love U. Aloha, DJ

Sortor’s claims have since been ‘Community Noted’ by Twitter, with context added to point out to readers that they were indeed false and made without any factual base.
In news related to The Rock’s WWE future, The Great One’s next appearance on TV has now been confirmed – follow this link to find out the full details.
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