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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Dwayne Johnson attends the premiere of Disney's 'Moana' at AFI FEST 2016 at the El Capitan Theatre on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

It’s been more than a decade since Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was a full-time wrestler, but he still has love for the business – and, apparently, he’s more than willing to defend it against Twitter trolls.

On Sunday, The Rock sent a congratulatory tweet to Kurt Angle, who wrestled in a WWE ring for the first time in 11 years at the TLC pay-per-view in Minneapolis.

The tweet received nearly 20,000 likes, and for good reason. But that reason was completely lost on Ben Pobjie, an Australian writer, and comedian who decided to take the opportunity to remind The Rock that “wrestling isn’t real.”

Pobjie should have just kept his trolling to himself, though. Because not only did he draw the ire of wrestling fans everywhere, he also drew the ire of The Rock himself.

Ouch.

Read our take on the next page.

As someone who admittedly recently exchanged some words on Facebook with a friend who insinuated that wrestling is fake, I, of course, agree with The Rock on this one. It’s actually a pretty big pet peeve of mine when someone calls wrestling fake. Yes, the outcome is predetermined and everyone is careful to protect their opponent(s) – but there’s nothing “fake” about the physicality of pro wrestling. Personally, I like to think of it more as choreographed, like a dance, rather than “fake.”

For what it’s worth, though, Pobjie took his trip to the SmackDown Hotel in stride.

Now we all know: don’t ever tell The Rock that wrestling is fake.

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