Dwayne Douglas Johnson – Wrestler
Dwayne Johnson shot to fame with his stint as a wrestler in the well known World Wrestling Entertainment and later made way into a career in movies. Known as “The Rock”
|Date of Birth||May 2, 1972 (age 44), Hayward, California, United States|
|Parents||Ata Johnson,Rocky Johnson|
|Siblings||Curtis Bowles,Wanda Bowles|
|Education||University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida|
|Spouse||Dany Garcia (m. 1997–2008)|
|Childern||Simone Alexandra Johnson,Jasmine Johnson Dwayne Johnson|
|Net worth||$185 Million|
in WWE, he lived up to his name by being an undefeated champion seven times in a row. He is a fighter in the true sense and has lived up to his assumed name by facing all the challenges and hurdle that life served him with total courage.
Dwayne Johnson was born on 2nd May, 1972 in Hayward, California. His father was of Canadian origin and a professional wrestler. His mother’s parents too were into wrestling which explains his obvious choice of career.
In the initial years, Dwayne lived with his maternal family in New Zealand and attended Richmond Road Primary School. Later he joined President William McKinley High School situated in Honolulu, Hawaii and completed his 10th here.
He then joined Freedom High School and started playing football along with joining the teams of track sports and wrestling.
Early Life and Education
Since Dwayne Johnson was a great football player, he got offers from various collegiate groups. He joined to University of Miami on a scholarship and agreed to be their defensive tackle. He was also selected to the team of Miami Hurricane’s National Championship in 1991 but was replaced due to a serious injury. In 1995, he joined Calgary Stampeders to play in the Canadian Football Team.
The Wrestling Career
In 1995, he decided to enter the professional wrestling arena. He came up with the name Rocky Mavia which was the combination of the names of his father and maternal grandfather. He made his debut into WWF in 1996 and was given the name “The Blue Chipper”. He fought against a various established wrestlers like Triple H, Brooklyn Brawler etc and was victorious. However, he got into a number of feuds with popular wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, John Cena, The Undertaker, Vince and Rikishi, which proved to be quite a challenge for him.
During his wrestling years, he suffered some serious injuries. Not to be one to give in face of any of these adversities, he bounced back with a new found fervor. He went on to win seven Wrestling championships in a row and set a new record. Later he also won the Global Warning and 8th WWE title.
The Film Career of Rock
Being an extremely good looking guy and a possessor of great communicating abilities, Dwayne was approached for endorsing products. This in turn got him a break in Hollywood as well as the television scene where he went on to act in some popular films and TV Shows.
Some of his well known movies are The Scorpion King, The Mummy Returns, Walking Tall, The Rundown and The Game Plan. He was also a part of the Fast and Furious 5.
Awards & Achievements
Dwayne Johnson has won a number of awards over the years. The important ones of these are
- WCW World Championship
- WWF Tag Team Championship
- Royal Rumble
- Teen Choice Award – Choice Movie Villain
- CinemaCon Action Star of the Year