Dwayne douglas johnson (born may 2, 1972), also known by his ring name the rock, is an american-canadian actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler, currently signed to wwe johnson was a college football player for the university of miami, winning a national championship on the 1991 miami. Could actor dwayne johnson really be considering a run for president as the actor formerly known as wrestling champion the rock continues to bring his charm to cinemas, a tilt at the w. Viewing dwayne johnson's life solely in a contemporary context in which he sits atop a mountaintop alongside luminaries like robert downey jr, jackie pl wwecom despite his father's success in the ring – where he and partner tony atlas became the fist black tag-team duo to hold a championship belt. Johnson is half-black and half-samoan he is the son of canadian-born “soul man” rocky johnson, one half of the wwe's first tag team champions his mother is ata maivia-johnson his maternal grandfather was wrestling legend high chief peter maivia the maivia family tree is wrestling royalty (current. Once an aspiring nfl player, the rock used his failures in football to change his life around and ultimately transform himself into hollywood's highest paid and most versatile actor by alan shipnuck november 30, 2016 this story appears in the dec 5, 2016, issue of sports illustrated subscribe to the magazine here.
Dwayne johnson aka the rock is a professional wrestler and american-born actor he has established his name in both the fields johnson set the record for being the youngest wwe championship in 1998 johnson has appeared in various films including the mummy returns, journey 2: the mysterious. In the '60s and '70s and early '80s, the trainers would grind you and eventually they would break something—they would break an ankle in ways that it would heal it was just the way of the business, to ensure that you learned respect for wrestling it was crazy my dad [rocky johnson, a wwe hall of fame. Dwayne johnson is an american actor and professional wrestler he is better known as the rock he was wwe's main stars during the late 90's and early 21st century he is currently one of hollywood's highest paid actors he is a former 10 time world champion he won the wwe champion 8 times and wcw world. Biography american/canadian actor, producer, and professional wrestler, also known by his ring name the rock johnson was a college football player for the university of miami, winning a national championship on the 1991 miami hurricanes football team he later played for the calgary stampeders in.
He has been dubbed the great one, the people's champion and the most electrifying man in all of entertainment mere words fail to capture the essence of the most charismatic superstar of all time, though the catchphrase “boots to asses” comes awfully close the first third-generation superstar in wwe history, the man. Dwayne douglas johnson (born may 2, 1972), also known by his ring name the rock, is an american actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler johnson was a college football player for the university of miami, where he won a national championship on the 1991 miami hurricanes team after being cut from. In this action-packed, revealing and outrageously funny memoir, world wrestling federation superstar the rock recounts his life in and out of the ring with crater, and his dad, rocky johnson, was george foreman's sparring partner and the first african american world wrestling federation intercontinental champ. Dwayne douglas johnson (born may 2, 1972), also known by his ring name the rock, is an american actor, producer, singer, musician, and semi-retired professional wrestler johnson was a college football player for the university of miami, where he won a national championship on the 1991 miami hurricanes team.
Producers pitted him against various characters in mock grudge matches, and the rock won, then lost, then regained his federation championship several times along the way, johnson became perhaps the most popular wrestler in the history of the sport he was known as the people's champion, and. Johnson carried off the intercontinental championship twice and the wwf tag team championship five times johnson is the sixth triple crown champion in the history of wwe, and has won also the 2000 royal rumble he is widely received as one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time dwayne johnson with the. Before he was the rock, dwayne johnson was born may 2, 1972, in hayward, california youtube screengrab source: biography 2/ wrestling is in johnson's blood his father, rocky soul man johnson, was a member of the first african- american tag-team champions and his grandfather, peter.
Dwayne douglas johnson (may 2, 1972), also known—and sometimes credited —by his ring name the rock, is an american actor and occasional professional wrestler who works for wwe johnson was a college football player in 1991, he was on the university of miami's national championship team he later played for. Personal life: seiuli dwayne douglas johnson (ring name: “the rock” born may 02, 1972, in hayward, california) is a 3rd generation professional wrestler and actor johnson is the son of ata maivia johnson and rocky johnson – a former wrestler and inductee of the 2008 wwe hall of fame johnson's grandfather, high. He's been named the rock, flex kavana, rocky maivia, the people's champion, and the brahma bull he is an american actor, singer, producer, and professional wrestler dwayne johnson the rock is a representation of success in many aspects of life born in california, usa, dwayne's journey began in college, where.
He is also one of the greatest wrestling superstars to ever emerge from the stables of the wwe and the only third generation wrestling star in history the story of throughout 1999 the wwf championship belt passed between the rock and mankind several times during a series of epic encounters. The rock he gained mainstream fame in the world wrestling federation (wwf/ e) from 1997 to 2004 as a major figure in the company's attitude era, and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company's history he returned to wrestling part-time for wwe from 2011 to 2013 and continues to make sporadic.
Former wrestler and actor dwayne the rock johnson made his way from the boxing ring to the big screen dwayne the rock johnson was born into a professional wrestling family in 1972 also known as the people's champ, the rock went on to win a combined 17 wwf/wwe titles over his acclaimed career. He turned face and became known as the peoples champion in 2000, the rock took time off from wwe to film his appearance in the mummy returns ( 2001) he returned in 2001 during the wcw/ecw invasion where he joined a team of wwe wrestlers at the scorpion king (2002), a prequel to the mummy returns. The atlantic wrote about how wwe has never had a black wwe champion and forgot to mention the rock because he's not black which i think we can all agree that the company and wrestling in general has a long, storied history of having some serious issues with race which you have to be sort of.