It’s well documented that George Kittle is a big WWE fan. The 49ers tight end is especially partial to legendary wrestler turned actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and belted out one of his signature catchphrases with a 49ers’ twist after San Francisco’s win over the Steelers on Sunday.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) September 23, 2019
The video got the attention of The Rock, who quote tweeted it, and dubbed George Kittle “The People’s Tight End” (The Rock was known as The People’s Champ during his heyday, a nickname he gave himself in honor of, and with permission from, Muhammad Ali).
IF YA SMELLLL what the NINERS are cookin’.. 👏🏾👊🏾 a long hard road ahead, but 3-0 is a helluva start. Keep havin’ fun boys. #eastbay #peopleschamp #peoplestightend @gkittle46 @49ers https://t.co/sSYqAwsdXw
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 23, 2019
Kittle was awestruck, and responded ‘Am I dreaming.’
No George, no you are not.