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The Rock:

WWE Still Owns

a Piece of Me

2/10/2010 2:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Vince McMahon can still smell what The Rock is cooking -- because he's part owner of the former wrestler's famous catchphrase.

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Wrestler-turned-kids' movie star Dwayne Johnson was in Calabasas yesterday, where he explained that he is only "co-owner" of his signature lines like "Can you smell what The Rock is cookin'?" and "Layeth the smacketh downeth." According to Dwayne, the WWE holds a claim as well.

Johnson had previously explained how the WWE owns a piece of the name, "The Rock" as well ... but dude practically never uses that moniker anymore. 

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