Dwayne Johnson ‘The Rock’ praises Adebayo Akinfenwa celebration

Adebayo Akinfenwa said his celebration was inspired by The Rock

Adebayo Akinfenwa’s latest celebration has received the approval of its creator, Hollywood star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Wycombe Wanderers striker Akinfenwa, nicknamed ‘the Beast’ and known as the strongest man in football, dropped the ‘People’s Elbow’ on team-mate Luke O’Nien after scoring his second goal in the 3-2 win against Port Vale.

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The ‘People’s Elbow’ – an elbow drop – was the signature finishing move of Johnson in his WWE wrestling days.

Johnson praised Akinfenwa’s effort, tweeting: “Heart stoppin’ elbow droppin’…. well done brotha”.

The Rock’s trademark celebration during his fighting days

O’Nien joked on Twitter: “Just got out of A&E. Planning my pay back celebration.”

Akinfenwa’s first professional breakthrough came at Doncaster Rovers, having spent time up until then in the lower leagues of English football as well as spells in Lithuania and Wales.

Following a short but successful time at Doncaster, Akinfenwa moved to his seventh club, Torquay United.

He proved to be a goal threat, but left the struggling team the following season to join Swansea City.

After spending two seasons with the Welsh club, he joined League One side Millwall and later moved to Northampton Town, where his goal-scoring talent was recognised by higher league clubs such as Leyton Orient and Grimsby Town.

Akinfenwa spent six years switching from Northampton to Gillingham, where his goal-scoring ability was still apparent.

In June 2014, he signed for League Two side AFC Wimbledon.

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