Early last month The Rock made the sports world stand still when the news came out that he, along with Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital, had purchased the XFL. The Rock continues to influence the world as ‘jabroni’ has finally been added as an official word in the dictionary.
The Great One’s term of ‘endearment’ used to describe his opponents has been added to the dictionary; the entry is as follows:
[ juh-broh-nee ]
- Slang. a stupid, foolish, or contemptible person; loser:She always has a comeback to own the trolls and jabronis on Twitter.Shut your mouth, you dumb jabroni!
- Also called en·hance·ment tal·ent [en-hans-muhnt tal-uhnt], job·ber [job-er] .Professional Wrestling. a wrestler whose purpose is to lose matches against headlining wrestlers in order to build up the status and fame of the headliners:The man is a legend in the ring—he eats jabronis for breakfast.
The Rock is responsible for popularizing the term “smackdown” as well. It not only became the name of one of WWE’s flagship television shows but it is also recognized as an official word in the dictionary.
Shortly after the news broke that Jabroni would be added to the Dictionary, he took to Twitter to set the record straight. Although, The Rock popularized the phrase ‘jabroni’ he credits The Iron Sheik (and rightfully so) for creating the term and making famous in wrestling locker rooms worldwide.
Wow – very cool!
Honored have a word actually make the dictionary.
Making my all my teachers very proud 😉🥃
For the record, I may have made the word “Jabroni” (a noun, btw;) famous and part of 🌎 culture, BUT the Iron Sheik made it famous in our wild wrestling locker rooms!😉 https://t.co/ivsCkeVMJA
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 1, 2020
Although this isn’t XFL related, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson now holds the key to their future. The press that The Rock can generate can be nothing but a good thing for the XFL when it attempts to get off the ground for the third time.