Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson calls Army tank named after him 'sexy' and an 'honor,' sparks backlash

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is known for his strength -- in action flicks on the big screen, in the wrestling ring and beyond.

So, it's no surprise his name surfaced when the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss pondered what to name one of their tanks.

"'If you smell what America's Tank Division is cooking!'" the 1st Armored Division wrote last week in a tweet. "Shoutout to the #IronSoldiers assigned to the @Blackhawk_SQDN for naming one of their tanks in homage to the @TheRock. Hopefully the 'People's Champ' will see it and give you guys a shoutout and a retweet! #TuesdayThoughts"

The 46-year-old confirmed on Friday that the Blackhawk Squadron decided to name an armored vehicle after him.

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