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The Rock Wins At Monito-Monita... Again


Hey everyone, remember when The Rock gave his cousin, WWE Diva Tamina Snuka, a new Lexus SUV worth at least $42,000 "just because"?


Or that time he gifted his mom with a brand new $73,000 Cadillac Escalade for Christmas, saying "At 14 I saw my mom crying about our only car being repossessed. This felt good. Merry Christmas, Mom"?

The Rock clearly is the most electrifying mama's boy in history.
And what about that time he surprised Esperanza, his housekeeper of ten years and someone he considers a second mother, with a limited edition Ford Edge worth $40,000?

"10yrs she's looked after our home like a loving mama. Just surprised Esperanza with a new ride! #WeLoveU"
The Rock clearly favors cars as his language of love when it comes to family, and with his announcement last October that he would be assuming a role as celebrity spokesperson for Ford USA, we figured it was just a matter of time until he started seriously spreading some goodwill with their fabled trucks.


And just like that, it didn't take long for the People's Champ to post this heart-warming little anecdote on social media about presenting his Uncle Tonga—more popularly known as former WWE and WCW Superstar Haku or Meng—a monstrous lifted Ford F-150 worth an estimated $58,000 as thank you for being there for him in his formative years as a wrestler.

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Merry Christmas Uncle Tonga - enjoy your new truck! Cool Christmas story to share with y'all... Known my "Uncle Tonga" since I was 5yrs old. My grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia helped train him to become a professional wrestler in the 70's. Throughout Tonga's illustrious wrestling career he changed his name to "King Haku" and became one the WWE's most sought after "bad guys" and still known to this day for being one of the toughest and legit most vicious man in wrestling history.  
Years later and I get a call from WWE saying "Vince McMahon wants to see you wrestle immediately. He's flying you to RAW tomorrow and you'll have a tryout match." I thought holy shit that's awesome, buuuut there's a few problems: For me, I wasn't just having "a tryout match", because I had never actually HAD a real match in my life. Ever. WWE thought that I already had multiple matches under my belt, but little did they know. What they also didn't know was that I was broke as hell and didn't actually own wrestling gear - no boots, knee pads or most importantly.. wrestling trunks. I went to Sports Authority and bought some bright ass white volleyball knee pads, called my Uncle and asked if he had ANY trunks I could use for my tryout. He said all I have is a pair of shiny purple trunks (purple was his signature color), I told him I don't care if the trunks are all the colors of Skittles, I'll happily wear them. When I picked the trunks up from him I'll never forget the monster hug he gave me, look me in the eyes and said, "I'm so proud of you. Go get 'em nephew!" Here's the picture of me wrestling my FIRST MATCH EVER in Corpus Christi, TX in front of 15,000 people - proudly in my lucky purple trunks. And the rest... was history. 
My Uncle Tonga is a family man, humble man and champion. Most importantly one of the greatest human beings I know. So we walk outside and I said "Uncle how do you like my truck?" He said, "Whoooaaa nephew it's beautiful... I love it!" I said "Good 'cause it's yours." He was speechless. Thru tears (manly of course;) we monster hugged 'cause I'll never forget what he did for me when I had nothing. Merry Christmas Uncle and ofa atu. #LuckyPurpleTrunks

That settles it then. There's no beating The Rock when it comes to Monito-Monita, but then again, when the dude earns $31.5 million in a single year, he's kind of setting the bar high for himself.

We love the lifted F-150 as a choice of present for his beloved Uncle Tonga (real name: Tong Fifita). Billed at 6'1" with a ring weight of 275 pounds, it would take a real manly vehicle to lug his butt around town. Last we heard, the guy was working at a Toyota dealership, and we just can't imagine him taking a Prius to work. And with all the horror stories establishing him as the scariest man in the history of pro wrestling, he'll definitely be needing the extra boot space for transporting dead bodies the weekly groceries.

What makes this particular gift extra special is that it probably isn't some random off-the-rack brand-new purchase; based on the suspension mods we see in the photo, it's most likely The Rock's beloved personal pick-up he gave away, which we've seen in all its glory on his own Instagram account in the past.


Happy holidays indeed, nerds. Now someone go find out how we can get adopted by The Rock for next Christmas.

What do you think of The Rock giving his family members a fourth car in the last three years, with a total estimated worth of $213,000? Do you think this is part of some corporate shilling for Ford, or is this truly a gesture from the bottom of the People's Heart? Let us know your thoughts, Henrinites.

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