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Dwayne' The Rock' Johnson has several friends in WWE.

5 friends of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in WWE

Dwayne' The Rock' Johnson is one of the biggest superstars WWE has ever produced. His star power has helped him become an icon in the entertainment industry as well.


Unlike many of his family members, The Rock left WWE to try his hand at acting. The move proved to be highly fruitful to The Great One as he has now become one of the biggest names in Hollywood.

But he still hasn't forgotten his roots, as he returns to WWE for special appearances. Currently, several WWE Superstars are close to Dwayne' The Rock' Johnson in real life.

Many fans already know that The Usos, Roman Reigns, Nia Jax, Tamina, and several other stars are related to The Rock by blood. Some fans might even be aware of his love-hate relationship with Triple H. This article will look at the five big names who are friends with Dwayne' The Rock' Johnson in WWE.

#5. Vince McMahon helped Dwayne' The Rock' Johnson kickstart his WWE career

@VinceMcMahon was one of my greatest business mentors and a father figure. Not always the relationship one would want with their boss but the convergence of our lives made it to be. We laugh when we get together because we always pick right back up where we left off. #YoungRock twitter.com/ToruYanoFanAcc…
#youngrock how influential was Vince McMahon to you, @therock?
6:32 AM · Mar 3, 2021

Dwayne' The Rock' Johnson got started on his sports-entertainment career thanks to WWE. The man who offered him a chance to become a big name was none other than Vince McMahon.


The WWE Chairman has played various roles in WWE over the years. Not only has he led the company from the front, but he has also entertained the fans with his antics.

The Rock and McMahon partnered up on several occasions when the former was still active in the ring. Behind the scenes, the two are very close and have spoken highly of each other.

During an Instagram Live last year, The Great One called Vince a "very close friend and confidant."

“You never say never to Vince McMahon, who has been one of my mentors in the business for a very long time. [He’s] a very, very close friend and confidant. You never say no,” he said.
First shook hands w/ Vince when I was 11yrs old.
At 25, he offered me the bare minimum @WWE contract. Said, “You can go to WCW for more money but here you’ll earn every dollar”
To this day, Vince is one of my greatest mentors & trusted advisors.

#FullCircle #Ohana 🙏🏾🤙🏾 twitter.com/vincemcmahon/s…
There’s no one on the planet more entertaining (or electrifying) than @TheRock @dwantaclaus.
6:13 AM · Dec 2, 2017

That's not all, as both men have praised and talked highly of each other's achievements several times. The Rock has become a prominent businessman like Vince. It looks like he quickly picked up on many of the latter's good qualities.

#4. WWE Superstar John Cena followed Dwayne' The Rock' Johnson's career path

𝑯𝑰𝑺𝑻𝑶𝑹𝒀... Where does @TheRock vs. @JohnCena rank in your list of favorite rivalries?

#Rock25 #FBF
5:00 AM · Nov 12, 2021

WWE Superstar John Cena is one of the few men with similar star power as Dwayne' The Rock' Johnson. The two household names have followed a similar career path over the years.

While The Rock moved into the acting world early in his career, Cena competed in the ring for much longer. Anytime either man appears in the WWE ring, the company sees a spike in its ratings.

Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Rock reflected on his rivalry with John Cena:

"In the world of wrestling, it's fictionalized, it's a TV show, but we had our rivalry. Now we can look back on it, it was so real."
Welcome @JohnCena to Rock Bottom.

Population: 1

Enjoy your stay..

#RAW #Philly #TeamBringIt http://t.co/hfi8KvAd73
1:58 AM · Mar 26, 2013

However, The People's Champion stated that the two have worked well together, describing Cena as one of his "best friends." It's good to note that the two WWE Superstars are on the same page now.

#3. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and WWE Superstar Zelina Vega have gotten very close

Queen Zelina Vega y The Great One, The Rock. 👑
11:27 AM · Nov 5, 2021

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has helped many current WWE Superstars over the years. Despite being away from the ring, he remains in touch with the product and those who are pushing the limits to breakthrough.

Zelina Vega is one current WWE Superstar who is very close to The Rock. The two have spoken about their friendship on a few occasions. Speaking on the Out of Character podcast, Zelina Vega discussed her friendship with The Rock after working together on the movie Fighting With My Family.

Dwayne Johnson offered Zelina a part in the movie and told her that she didn’t even have to audition for it.

"Then Dwayne calls me and goes, 'Hey, I've got this opportunity for you.' He told me that Paige has this documentary and he's going into detail about her family and this and that. He asked: 'Do you remember when she came back and beat AJ for the title? I want you to be my Divas Champion and you don't even have to audition for the part. I know you can do it.' I was like, what!" Zelina said.

The Great One also gave some valuable advice to Vega when she returned to WWE. She spoke to him just an hour before going out.

“Even the day I was coming back to WWE, maybe an hour before I went out, I called [The Rock] and went, ‘Hey, I’m nervous. How do I do this, how should I attack this?’ He was just giving me some good ideas and it comes from a really good place. I’m thankful for him,” Zelina recalled.

Vega has a bright future ahead of her in WWE. She recently won the company’s first Queen’s Crown. With The Rock’s support, she will likely become a major player for WWE in the years to come.

#2. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is friends with fellow WWE heavyweight Brock Lesnar


Brock Lesnar becomes the then youngest world champion in WWE history by beating The Rock at Summerslam 2002.
5:24 AM · Aug 25, 2021

Unlike Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Brock Lesnar is a very private individual in WWE. The latter likes to keep things simple and comes in to bag victories.

Many fans know that Lesnar is close to Vince McMahon and Paul Heyman in real-life. However, many will be surprised to learn that he is also friends with The Rock.

The Beast Incarnate rarely ever appears for interviews. But Rod Pedersen, the former CFL announcer for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, caught up with him for an interview in 2019.

Lesnar spoke about many topics, including why he doesn’t appear in movies featuring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson despite having a good friendship with the former WWE Champion.

“I asked him who’d win a street fight between he and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Lesnar scoffed, and said the two are good friends. The Rock has asked Lesnar to appear in his movies but the deal is that The Rock always has to win their fights and for that reason, Lesnar’s always said no. But the funniest quote was “The difference between us is that he gets pedicures and I don’t,” Lesnar said.
Writing about when The Rock beat Brock Lesnar clean on a house show back in 2003 and this is a great quote from Lesnar's book.

"10 mins in the ring with Jeff Hardy was really cool, but 20 mins in the ring with Dwayne and I was set for life."
6:57 AM · Jul 29, 2021

The two heavyweights of WWE seem to be very close together. Lesnar loves to let his fists do the talking for him, while The Rock has become a great all-around entertainer.


#1. WWE Superstar Becky Lynch is looking to become bigger than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

As we continue to celebrate #Rock25, here's a look back @TheRock, @BeckyLynchWWE, and super tough dude @BaronCorbinWWE kicking off the era of SmackDown on FOX!
10:00 AM · Nov 16, 2021

Not many WWE Superstars can realistically dream of becoming bigger than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. However, Becky Lynch is someone who is looking to do just that.

Lynch transformed her career a few years ago and hasn’t looked back. She has shared the ring with The Rock for a massive segment, which has helped her get even more attention in the entertainment world.

Speaking to the New York Daily News, Lynch revealed that she is good friends with Dwayne Johnson. She also stated that she is very different from The Rock, aiming to be bigger than The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment.

"The Rock is a good friend. The Rock is a great friend. But I’m on a different path, and I’m different than The Rock, and I’m not trying to be the next anybody. I’m the first Becky Lynch. I hope I can be bigger than The Rock and better than The Rock," said Becky
.@BeckyLynchWWE says she called @TheRock before SummerSlam and got permission to start using The Rock Bottom as her finisher.
9:32 AM · Oct 13, 2021

Lynch is currently one of the most over-the-top superstars in WWE. She has the tools to match Johnson’s success and could follow in his footsteps to become a massive name in the industry.

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