If you’ve ever seen a rock star, you’ll have heard the phrase “Can you smell what the Rock is cooking?” Perhaps you’ve been in the presence of such a chef and wondered: “Can you smell what the Rock is cooking? I’m sure that you can! But I don’t.” The phrase has inspired countless memes over the years, and you may even have heard it yourself!
Back in the 1990s, any human who had a full childhood adored wrestling. The WWF/WWE’s Attitude Era was awash in soapy drama and crazy characters. Wrestling appealed to the innocent thinkers of the day, and “Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?” was a popular song. Today, the phrase is ubiquitous, causing memes and reliving the glory days of the ring.