I believe that Fred Durst and Limp Bizkit really tapped into something with their 1999 release of "Break Stuff", a startlingly accurate portrayal of the collective frustration we all experience when it comes to bad days and how we rally against them by breaking physical, inanimate objects.
Now if you know anything about The Rock, it's that he's probably one of the busiest men in the world and his days are always jam, jam packed.
So jam packed that in order for him to get his workout in, he needs to wake up at 4am in order to stay fit. So jam packed that his meetings are planed down to the very minute, so any little obstacle can throw his entire day out of whack. Like if there's a power outage that makes it impossible for him to leave his home. Which is exactly what happened.
The fully automated electronic gate placed in the front of The People's Champ's house didn't have a functioning manual override apparently.
So Dwayne decided to make his own "manual override", which consisted of him putting his massive muscles to work in order to tear the gate right off of its hinges and cast it aside to the ground. The aftermath looked like something straight out of the action star's movies, with iron shrapnel decorating the pavement.
In The Rock's own words, he needed to "get to work," and we all know how serious he is about getting stuff done.
While he admits it wasn't his finest moment, he certainly was more than willing to share the results of his freak out when he learned that the override system for the gate's hydraulic system wasn't working. He called techs to see how long it would take for them to arrive on the scene...but was disappointed to learn it would take an entire 45 minutes for them to arrive.
And that's time that the Rock just didn't have.
Which is why he ultimately decided to Hulk, errr, Black Adam out on the gate. When repair crews showed up on site they were "in disbelief and equally scared."
Now, is The Rock engaging in some form of meathead braggadocio? Absolutely, but the man's clearly one of the most intelligent "meatheads" in the world, who managed to leverage a pro-wrestling career into becoming one of the most powerful men in entertainment who loves what he does.
While people had plenty of comments on the Rock's gate destruction, there's one comment that stood above the rest, and that's from actor Ryan Reynolds, who playfully quipped that "The gate opened the OTHER way."
The Rock then admitted that in the future, he should probably just call an Uber and climb the fence, but then admitted that it was nowhere near as exciting to do that:
"Maybe next time I’ll just hop the gates and call an Uber. Actually, no I won’t. There’s no fun in that."
He provided video updates of the situation, showing workers move the fences to the grass while they got to work on rectifying the destruction the Hobbs & Shaw star wrought on his personal property.
In addition to Reynolds, other celebs commented, comedian Jeffrey Ross wrote, "Harambe escape?" while Josh Brolin just laughed and Hiram Garcia wrote "Definition of 'Daddy's gotta go to work!'"
The Rock and Ryan Reynolds are actually filming a movie together called Red Notice, which is being produced by Netflix with a huge budget of $125-$150 million and it also stars Gal Gadot of Wonder Woman fame. In the film, an Interpol agent is tracking down the world's most prolific art thief. It sounds like Ryan's already getting his trademark trolling ready for The Rock, which should help publicize the film even more.
the rock ripped off his own gate bc they had a power outage and he had to go to work. if anyone else said this i wouldn't believe it but why am i sitting here like "sounds abt right" bc it's the rock 💀— hello_nina (@confusedpolca) September 18, 2020
also ryan reynold's comment is why he's the only white man i have a crush on pic.twitter.com/tmtZcGQYIm
Have you ever had your own Fred Durst "Break Stuff" moment where you just needed to get something done and had to destroy a little bit of property to see it through?