For Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s movies, he relies on his Tanoai Reed to do all of his stunts. Reed has been The Rock’s stunt double since 2002 when they worked together for “The Scorpion King.” Since they’ve been working together, Reed has “broken multiple bones, severed tendons, and torn ligaments, according to The Rock.
Recently, Reed sustained an injury during his stuntwork and he’s been recovering since. It’s not fun recovering from a serious injury, so that’s why The Rock picked this moment in time to repay Reed for all of the literal blood, sweat and tears that he’s put into his movies. The Rock’s gift to him was a custom Ford truck, complete with a massive bow on top.
SURPRISE! I love handing over keys🔑🎁 I love you brother and enjoy your new truck! Over the course of my career, my stunt double (and cousin) Tanoai Reed @samoanstuntman has broken multiple bones, severed tendons, torn ligaments & just been an overall dominating bad ass achieving several “Stuntman of the Year” honors. All done with one goal in mind – deliver the best movie possible to the world. I had this custom pick up truck delivered just in time to surprise him (he’s still recovering from a stunt injury) while we give what he thought was going to be an interview about our careers together. As you’ll see the moment I put my hands on my hips, that’s the drivers cue to pull away and reveal the big surprise. Not only does Tanoai represent our family and my career with relentless commitment and passion. He also represents an entire Hollywood stunt community that is truly the backbone of our business. Love you uso and thank you for the blood, sweat, tears and years. We’re just getting started. Enjoy your new truck! #LetsRoll 🤟🏾
In order to surprise him with the truck, he asked him to be in front of the camera and talk about their careers together. But, when The Rock put his hands on his hip an Escalade moved out of the way and the truck was unveiled to Reed. After the surprising moment, The Rock handed him the keys.