Biography and Career
Dwayne Johnson, better known by his ring name, The Rock, is an American actor, producer and semi-active professional wrestler. He's a 3rd generation wrestler, being the son of Rocky Johnson and High Chief Peter Mavia. Dwayne Johnson studied at the University of Miami on a full scholarship, playing defensive tackle for their college football team.
At the University of Miami, Dwayne Johnson also met his first wife, Dany Garcia. Dwayne Johnson graduated in 1995 with a degree in Criminology and physiology. He joined the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders but was cut two months into the season.
It was after this that he decided to join the 'family business.' Under the tutelage of his father, he underwent rigorous training which caught the eye of Vince McMahon. Dwayne Johnson made his WWE Debut at Survivor Series in 1996. In a traditional survivor series match, he eliminated Crush and Golddust, winning the match in the process by being the sole survivor. While Johnson was on a high, the fans rejected him. His character was of one from a bygone era. With that in mind, Rocky Mavia turned heel and became The Rock. With the advent of the attitude era, The Rock became one of the more colorful characters alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin, HHH, Mick Foley, The Undertaker, Kane, Chris Jericho, Kurt Angle and many more.
The Rock became a crowd favorite selling out stadiums and having memorable matches along the way. Some of The Rock's greatest matches sold out arenas which included opponents the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and John Cena to name a few. While The Rock has cemented his place as a legend in the ring, he even dominated Hollywood.
Under his real name, Dwayne Johnson is now one of the biggest movie stars in the world. Some of his movies include Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Rundown, The Fast and Furious Franchise and others as well. Whether he goes by The Rock or Dwayne Johnson or Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, he is without a shadow of a doubt the most electrifying name in Entertainment.
The Rock Championships and Achievements
|WCW/World Championship (2 times)|
|WWF/WWE Championship[b] (8 times)|
|WWF Intercontinental Championship (2 times)|
|WWF Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Mankind (3), The Undertaker (1), and Chris Jericho (1)|
|Deadly Games WWF Championship Tournament (1998)|
|Royal Rumble (2000)|
|Sixth Triple Crown Champion|
The Rock Extended Family
Uncles Afa and Sika Anoaʻi (The Wild Samoans) and his cousins, Rodney (Yokozuna), Solofa (Rikishi), Matt (Rosey) and Eddie (Umaga) and Roman Reigns