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Young Rock

Young Rock

NBC 2021

As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he takes a comedic look back at his extraordinary life through the outrageous stories of his family and youth that shaped him into the man he is today. He explores his childhood years living amid influential wrestling icons while his dad rose to fame in the business, his rebellious teenage years attending high school in Pennsylvania, and his football years teamed up with powerhouse players at the University of Miami. In his telling, Johnson explains that while his experiences have been larger than life, he remains a down-to-earth guy who still relates to the American people.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Young Rock

Young Rock - S2E12

#1 - Let the People Decide (Season 2 - Episode 12)

In 2032, Candidate Dwayne Johnson rides the ups and downs of election day. In 1984, Rocky and Ata are at a crossroads with their futures in wrestling. In 1987, teenage Dwayne learns that the family is leaving Nashville. In 1996, Dwayne's rise through the WWF doesn't go as planned.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 104 votes.

Young Rock - S1E11

#2 - Election Day (Season 1 - Episode 11)

As election day 2032 approaches, Dwayne Johnson reflects on the ups and downs his family endured during his childhood in Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Miami, and how the unpredictability of his family's story prepared him for this moment.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 143 votes.

Young Rock - S2E5

#3 - What Business? (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Tampa, 1995: With his football dreams dashed, Dwayne asks Rocky to train him to become a wrestler; Rocky begrudgingly agrees, but when Dwayne feels he isn't progressing, he secretly turns to outside help.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 103 votes.

Young Rock - S2E9

#4 - Backyard Brawl-B-Q (Season 2 - Episode 9)

Hawaii, 1984: On the day of the Brawl-B-Q, Rocky's relationship with partner Tony Atlas hits a breaking point. Dewey becomes the object of multiple school crushes. The extortion case against Lia reaches its conclusion.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 110 votes.

Young Rock - S2E11

#5 - You Gotta Get Down to Get Up (Season 2 - Episode 11)

Memphis, 1996: The WWF sends Dwayne to Memphis to develop his wrestling skills. When a booker bullies Downtown Bruno, Dwayne decides to fight back. In 2032, Candidate Dwayne Johnson's conflict with Dr. Julien comes to a head.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 108 votes.

Young Rock - S2E3

#6 - In Your Blood (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Hawaii, 1984: As Lia prepares for her trial, she puts Ata in charge of her wrestling promotion and all the problems that come with it; Rocky begins to feel overshadowed by his partner: Dewey goes head-to-head with a new classmate.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 110 votes.

Young Rock - S1E6

#7 - My Day with Andre (Season 1 - Episode 6)

Hawaii, 1982: Dewey spends a day with Andre the Giant that neither will ever forget. Lia and Rocky prepare for the huge Island Battle Royale where more than the title is at stake. In 2032, Candidate Johnson reveals his running mate.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 180 votes.

Young Rock - S1E5

#8 - Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Pennsylvania, 1987: Ata's relationship with Dwayne gets tested after Ata makes a heartbreaking discovery about her son. With Rocky on the road, Ata must take matters into her own hands.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 197 votes.

Young Rock - S2E4

#9 - In the Dark (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Nashville, 1987: Rocky promises he will find the family an apartment by the time Ata arrives from Hawaii, but the clock is ticking; Dwayne settles into his new Nashville life with the help of an old family friend, Downtown Bruno.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 110 votes.

Young Rock - S2E8

#10 - Corpus Christi (Season 2 - Episode 8)

Texas, 1996: Dwayne's first match will be for the WWF. After meeting legends and future legends backstage, he soon discovers there's more to the match than just the moves -- he needs to get a hostile audience to care.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 107 votes.

Young Rock - S1E8
#11 - My Baby Only Drinks the Good Stuff
Season 1 - Episode 8

Pennsylvania, 1987: When Karen asks to come over to his house for dinner, Dwayne panics - he's been lying to her about being rich. Meanwhile, in 2032 Candidate Johnson tackles an emerging public relations crisis.

The episode was rated from 169 votes.
Young Rock - S2E2
#12 - Seven Bucks
Season 2 - Episode 2

Calgary, 1996: Dwayne struggles to find his footing on the Calgary Stampeders practice squad. Fearing he'll be cut, he spends a life-changing day with a teammate. In 2032, an online troll threatens Dwayne's presidential campaign.

The episode was rated from 113 votes.
Young Rock - S1E10
#13 - Good vs. Great
Season 1 - Episode 10

Miami, 1990s: After a devastating injury his freshman year, we follow Dwayne as he strives to get his college football career back on track. As he fights for playing time against future Hall of Famers, he wonders if big dreams and hard work are enough to get him to the NFL.

The episode was rated from 155 votes.
Young Rock - S1E4
#14 - Check Your Head
Season 1 - Episode 4

Miami, 1990: Dwayne looks to crack the starting line up as a freshman for the famed Miami Hurricanes football team attracting the attention of players, coaches and celebrities. However, an unexpected incident sends his season and life into turmoil.

The episode was rated from 194 votes.
Young Rock - S2E7
#15 - An Understanding
Season 2 - Episode 7

Nashville, 1987: Ata and Rocky's marriage hits a rough patch; when teenage Dwayne questions his dad's decision making, Ata tells him the story of how she and Rocky met; in 2032, candidate Johnson decides to face his challenger head on.

The episode was rated from 109 votes.
Young Rock - S2E1
#16 - Unprecedented Fatherhood
Season 2 - Episode 1

As the 2032 election nears, Dwayne reflects on what it means to be a father. In 1984, little Dewey vies for his father's attention. In 1987, teenage Dwayne arrives in Nashville. In 1996, adult Dwayne struggles in the Canadian Football League.

The episode was rated from 113 votes.
Young Rock - S1E7
#17 - Johnson & Hopkins
Season 1 - Episode 7

Miami, 1991: When Dwayne gets an on-campus job at the University of Miami, he goes on an epic adventure with his new work partner, Hopkins. Meanwhile, Lia returns to the United States after being deported to Samoa, where she was homeless. Rocky and Ata notice that something has changed.

The episode was rated from 173 votes.
Young Rock - S1E2
#18 - On the Road Again
Season 1 - Episode 2

Pennsylvania, 1987: Dwayne pretends he's rich to impress popular girl Karen, but a date to Rocky's wrestling match at the flea market risks exposes the truth. Stressed about money, Ata takes on a wealthy new client.

The episode was rated from 255 votes.
Young Rock - S1E9
#19 - A Lady Named Star Search
Season 1 - Episode 9

Hawaii, 1982: While Ata prepares for her Star Search audition, Rocky takes an unorthodox approach to helping Dewey deal with some bullies. Meanwhile, Lia's conflict with rival wrestling promoter Greg Yao has her on edge, and she takes extreme measures to protect the family business.

The episode was rated from 159 votes.
Young Rock - S1E1
#20 - Working the Gimmick
Season 1 - Episode 1

As Dwayne Johnson runs for president in 2032, he reflects on his surreal life that's helped shape him into the man he is today. From growing up in a resilient family surrounded by wrestling icons, navigating rebellious teen years, to playing NCAA football at the U. This is how the boy became the man.

The episode was rated from 326 votes.

Last updated: nov 30, 2022



Loving it. Rock 4 Pres :grin:


The Rock owes me 30 minutes of my life back.


I truly enjoyed this show! I grew up with WWE, and it's pure nostalgia for me. It's a show I can watch with my kiddo, friends, family. I've actually re-watched the season over the weekend with a friend who needed something positive, and honestly, this binge session was great for her. [spoiler] Andrรฉ the Giant made me cry in his episode. [/spoiler]


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