WWE Superstar profile: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson


At Sportycious we have seen many player profiles, but today we are going to have a different kind of a profile. A profile of a WWE star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Dwayne Douglas Johnson born on May 2, 1972, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American and Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler.

WWE Superstar profile: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

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 the Canadian Football League but was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led him to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson from whom he also got his Canadian citizenship. Originally billed as “Rocky Maivia”, he achieved mainstream stardom as “The Rock” in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1996 to 2004, and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company’s history. He returned to wrestling part-time for WWE from 2011 to 2013.

Johnson is widely considered as one of the all-time greatest professional wrestlers. Headlining numerous pay-per-views over his career and considered one of the top box office draws of all time, he headlined five WrestleManias (XV, 2000, X-Seven, XXVIII, XXIX). He has had 17 championship reigns in WWE, including 10 as a world champion, winning the WWF/E Championship 8 times and the WCW/World Championship twice. He won the WWF Intercontinental Championship twice and the WWF Tag Team Championship 5 times. He is the sixth WWF/E Triple Crown Champion, and won the 2000 Royal Rumble.

Johnson’s autobiography The Rock Says… which was co-written with Joe Layden was published in 2000. It debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the list for many weeks. Johnson’s first leading movie role was in The Scorpion King in 2002. For this role, he was paid a whopping US $5.5 million, a world record for an actor in his first starring role. Since then he has appeared in several films, including The Rundown, Be Cool, Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, Planet 51, Tooth Fairy, Doom, The Other Guys, Faster, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6. He has also hosted and produced The Hero, a reality competition series.