The Rock reflected on the passing of Muhammad Ali who passed away aged 74 on Friday:
“I was in the air last night flying from Atlanta to London when I got the text from a close friend that within’ a few hours we were going to lose Muhammad.
“Like me, Ali inspired generations around the world to be hungry to achieve, work as hard as you possibly can, to be a great as you possibly can be and make sure that not a day goes by where you don’t do your absolute best to make the world smile and feel good. Feel inspired. And feel that no matter how hard times may be, there’s always hope for tomorrow.
“From hanging out with you in New Zealand as this little punk kid, to years later as a WWE rookie when you whispered to me ‘Can you rumble?’ to a few years later when you bestowed upon me ‘The People’s Champ’ moniker. I will always be grateful for the impact you’ve had on me. Thank you and I’ll miss you.
“Much love and strength to the Ali family. Rest in love and light Champ. You’ll always be the Greatest of All Time. And pretty.”