Young Rock

10 Worst Episodes of Young Rock

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 10, 2023.

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Young Rock - S1E9

#10 - 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 7.51 from 167 votes.

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#9 - 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 7.50 from 123 votes.

Young Rock - S3E7

#8 - World Pacific Wrestling (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Hawaii, 1985: Ata and Rocky try to outmatch Lia's promotion with a stable of new big-name wrestlers. Left behind at the after-school program, Dewey falls in with a crowd of latchkey kids.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 82 votes.

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#7 - Kiss and Release (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Hawaii, 1984: When Dewey gets in trouble at school, Ata enlists the help of Andre the Giant to set him straight; Lia, on trial for extortion, attempts to curry favor with the jury.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 123 votes.

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#6 - 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 7.47 from 129 votes.

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#5 - Once Upon a Time In... (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Pat Patterson finds love in Boston, Andre the Giant meets his destiny in Paris and Peter Maivia teaches Sean Connery how to fight in Dwayne's tales of their younger years.

The episode was rated 7.45 from 55 votes.

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#4 - 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 7.44 from 127 votes.

Young Rock - S3E9

#3 - It All Goes Back to Childhood (Season 3 - Episode 9)


Hawaii, 1986: Rocky travels overseas to visit Andre the Giant on the set of The Princess Bride. Dewey's sudden growth spurt leads to trouble.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 79 votes.

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#2 - Night of the Chi-Chi's (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Bethlehem, 1988: Teenage Dwayne is locked in a restaurant overnight with his father when Rocky agrees to deep clean the space. In 2033, Dwayne feels nostalgia for a vintage arcade game.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 88 votes.

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#1 - Forward, Together (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Hawaii, 1982: When wrestlers start dropping out of Lia's Battle Royale, she suspects a rival promoter may be to blame. As Rocky's wrestling career skyrockets, Ata takes a leap of faith to pursue a musical dream.

The episode was rated 7.36 from 219 votes.

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