By Sean Hartnett
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was ecstatic to be commemorated as an entire Jeopardy! category. The 47-year-old film star took to Instagram to share his disbelief upon learning the news.
"I’ll take the entire Mr. Dwayne Johnson category for the MF’n win, Alex," he posted on Instagram with a clip from the game show.
“I finally proved I’m a brilliant cookie by answering more than two Jeopardy questions correctly. I just shook my head, laughed and said ‘no (redacted) way, how cool is that!?’ When I found out I have my own Jeopardy category. I've come a long way, my friends.”
Contestants were able to correctly answer all questions about the movie star correctly, aside from one question about his role as the Scorpion King in 2001’s “The Mummy Returns.”
The semi-retired professional wrestler turned actor also shared a message of hope to Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, who has been fighting pancreatic cancer. Trebek announced on March 6 that he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer.
“You’re an inspiration and legend - keep fighting,” Johnson wrote on Twitter.
Johnson first appeared in the 1999 documentary “Beyond the Mat.” His first major role was in the aforementioned “The Mummy Returns.”
As Luke Hobbs, he helped the “The Fast and the Furious” series become one of the top-grossing franchises in movie history.
In 2019, Johnson debuted the sports competition show The Titan Games on NBC. 2019 was a strong year for the 6-foot-5 former football player. Johnson was named as one of Time’s Most Influential People in the World. He received the Generation Award at the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards and the United States’ 1st Armored Division named an Abrams tank after him.