Dwayne Douglas Johnson is an American actor, businessman, producer, and former professional wrestler. He is best known for his time with WWE as The Rock. He is one of the world's highest-grossing and highest-paid actors.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson aka Dwayne Johnson was born in Hayward, California on 2nd May, 1972. He spent his childhood in Grey Lynn in Auckland, New Zealand. He studied in Richmond Road Primary School. He completed his elementary education in Montclaire Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina. During his teenage years, Johnson was arrested multiple times. He was interested in playing football during schooling.
Dwayne has been married to Lauren Hashian since 2019.They currently live in Los Angeles.
Johnson made his debut at Survivor Series as Rocky Maivia. At the event, he became the sole survivor of his team. On RAW, he defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley for the Intercontinental Championship. He successfully defended his Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania against The Sultan. The fans were not happy about his push and rejected him. They chanted "die, Rocky, die" and "Rocky sucks" during his matches.
After losing the title to Owen Hart and suffering an injury, Johnson took some time off. He returned in August 1997 and turned heel. He lashed out at fans who booed him before his injury. Johnson changed his name to The Rock and joined forces with Faarooq, D'Lo Brown, and Kama to create the Nation of Domination.
The Rock began his rivalry with Stone Cold and Ken Shamrock, where he began his second reign as the Intercontinental Champion. After retaining the title at Mania, The Rock overthrew Farooq and became the leader. The stable was called The Nation from now on. The Nation feuded with DX. At SummerSlam, The Rock lost the title to Triple H in a ladder match.
At Survivor Series 1998, The Rock won the vacant WWF Championship by aligning with Vince and Shane McMahon. The Rock joined The Corporation and feuded with Mankind for the championship. The Rock lost the title to Mankind on RAW and won it back at Royal Rumble in an "I Quit" match. During an episode of Sunday Night Heat, Mankind won the title. However, at St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House, The Rock won the title back from Mankind in a ladder match. The Rock defended his championship against Stone Cold at WrestleMania XV and lost.
The Rock's popularity continued to grow even as a heel. After WrestleMania, The Rock was fired from The Corporation and started a feud with stablemates Triple H and The Undertaker. At SummerSlam, he defeated Billy Gunn in a kiss my ass match. After SummerSlam, The Rock teamed up with the former rival, Mankind, and formed Rock n Sock Connection.
The team won their first WWF Tag Team Championship by defeating The Undertaker and Big Show. The team performed hilarious skits together, and the highlight was "This Is Your Life". The team won the tag titles three times in two months. At Royal Rumble 2000, The Rock won controversially. The Rock faced Mankind, Big Show, and WWF Champion Triple H at WrestleMania and lost.
At Backlash, he defeated Triple H to win his fourth world championship. After losing the title at Judgement Day, he won the WWF Championship for the fifth time at King of the Ring. At No Mercy, The Rock lost the title to Kurt Angle. He feuded with Rikishi and faced him at Survivor Series where he won. In November, The Rock and the Undertaker defeated Edge and Christian to win the WWF Tag Team Championship. They lost it 4 days later on SmackDown.
In 2001, The Rock continued his feud with Kurt Angle where he captured his sixth WWF Championship at No Way Out. The Rock began his iconic rivalry with Stone Cold, which accumulated at WrestleMania. At WrestleMania XVII, Stone Cold defeated The Rock and aligned with Vince McMahon. They indefinitely suspended the Rock in the storyline to shoot for the movie, Scorpion King.
In July, The Rock returned and joined Team WWF. At SummerSlam, The Rock defeated Booker T to win his first WCW World Heavyweight Championship. At No Mercy, he lost the title to Chris Jericho. On RAW, he defeated Jericho to win his second WCW World Heavyweight Championship. At Vengeance, The Rock lost the title to Jericho. At Royal Rumble, The Rock lost to Jericho to win the Undisputed WWF Championship.
At WrestleMania X8, The Rock defeated Hollywood Hulk Hogan. During the first-ever brand extension, The Rock was the number one pick for SmackDown. At Vengeance, he defeated Kurt Angle and the undertaker to win the Undisputed WWF Championship. At SummerSlam, The Rock dropped the title to Brock Lesnar.
The Rock returned in 2003 as a heel and defeated Hogan in a rematch at No Way Out. He faced Austin for the third time at WrestleMania and won. This was Austin's last match with the company. The night after WrestleMania, a debuting Goldberg attacked The Rock. At Backlash, Goldberg defeated The Rock.
In 2004, The Rock returned to aid Mick Foley against Evolution. At WrestleMania, Evolution defeated The Rock n Sock Connection in a 2 on 3 handicap match. The Rock made sporadic appearances with the company and left wrestling on a full-time basis due to his acting career.
The Rock appeared on Impact Wrestling to induct Ken Shamrock into their Hall of Fame. He appeared at World Xtreme Wrestling to support Tamina Snuka.
In 2011, The Rock returned to WWE to host the upcoming WrestleMania. He was heavily involved in a storyline featuring John Cena and The Miz. At WrestleMania XXVII, The Miz defeated John Cena to retain his WWE Championship after The Rock hit Cena with a rock bottom. It marked the beginning of their storyline. Cena challenged The Rock to a match at next year's WrestleMania, which The Rock accepted.
At Survivor Series, Cena and The Rock defeated Awesome Truth. After the match, The Rock hit Cena with a rock bottom. At WrestleMania XXVIII, The Rock defeated John Cena. At RAW 1000, The Rock announced his return to Royal Rumble and challenge the WWE Champion. CM Punk turned heel and attacked The Rock. At Royal Rumble, The Rock ended CM Punk's 434-day reign as WWE Champion. He defeated Punk at Elimination Chamber. On RAW, Cena challenged The Rock for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. At WrestleMania XXIX, John Cena defeated The Rock to win the WWE Championship.
The Rock has appeared on RAW, SmackDown, Royal Rumble, and WrestleMania throughout the years.
Most recently, The Rock returned to WWE on September 15, 2023 episode of SmackDown. He came to the ring to thunderous pops and layeth the SmackDown on Austin Theory.
The Rock’s real name is Dwayne Johnson.
The Rock’s theme song Electrifying is created by Jim Johnston.
*Updated on 11th November, 2022
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is worth around USD 800 Million as of 2023.
The Rock has been billed at 6 ft 5 inches (196 cm) in WWE.
The Rock's biceps are around 23 inches in size.
The Rock made his long awaited WWE return on the September 15, 2023 episode of SmackDown.
No match between The Rock and Roman Reigns has been officated so far. While fans hope for the two cousins to collide at WrestleMania 40, no official announcement has been made so far.