Dwayne Douglas Johnson (conceived May 2, 1972), likewise known by his ring name The Rock, is an American performer, maker, and
semi-resigned proficient wrestler.
Johnson was a school football player for the University of Miami, where he won a national title on the 1991 Miami
Sea tempests group. In the wake of being cut from the Calgary Stampeders of CFL two months into the 1995 season, he started preparing for a
vocation in proficient wrestling, following in the strides of different relatives, including his granddad Peter Maivia
also, his dad, Rocky Johnson, from whom he acquired Canadian citizenship in 2009.
Broadly viewed as one of the best proficient wrestlers of all time,Johnson picked up standard notoriety in the World
Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1996 to 2004 and was the principal third-age wrestler in the organization’s history.
He came back to WWE low maintenance from 2011– 13 and keeps on showing up. He is an eight time WWF/WWE
Champion, two time WCW/World Champion, two time WWF Intercontinental Champion and a five time WWF Tag Team
Champion. He is the 6th Triple Crown Champion in WWE and won the 2000 Royal Rumble. His personal history The Rock
Says… appeared at No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2000.
Johnson’s first driving film part was in The Scorpion King in 2002. For this, he was paid US$5.5 million, a world record for an
performing artist in his initially featuring part. One of his more noticeable parts is Luke Hobbs in The Fast and the Furious establishment. He facilitated
what’s more, delivered The Hero, a reality rivalry arrangement and has since kept on creating TV shows and movies through his
generation organization Seven Bucks Productions. In 2013, Forbes recorded Johnson No. 25 in the Top 100 Most Powerful
Famous people and he has been in the main twenty consistently since.He was the world’s most generously compensated performer of 2016.Time named him
one of the 100 most compelling individuals on the planet in 2016. In 2015, Muscle and Fitness named him “Man of the Century”.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson was conceived on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, the child of Ata Johnson (née Maivia) and expert wrestler Rocky Johnson (conceived Wayde Douglas Bowles). His maternal granddad, “High Chief” Peter Maivia, was additionally a wrestler, and his maternal grandma, Lia Maivia, was one of wrestling’s couple of female promoters, assuming control Polynesian Pacific Pro Wrestling after her significant other’s demise in 1982, until 1988. Johnson’s dad is a dark Canadian (Nova Scotian) of Irish plunge. His mom has Samoan heritage. His dad was a piece of the principal dark label group to win the World Tag Team Championship in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).Through his mom, he is viewed as a non-blood relative of the Anoa’i wrestling family. His cousin, Savelina Fanene, is additionally a wrestler working for WWE under the ring name Nia Jax.
Johnson quickly lived in New Zealand with his mom’s family, settling in Gray Lynn.He went to Richmond Road Primary School, before coming back to the U.S. with his folks. In the United States, he went to Shepherd Glen Elementary School and Hamden Middle School in Hamden, Connecticut, at that point burned through tenth grade at President William McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii. As he entered eleventh grade, his dad’s activity required his movement to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where Johnson started playing football at Freedom High School in the East Penn Conference. He was additionally an individual from the school’s olympic style sports and wrestling groups.
Johnson was a promising football prospect and got offers from numerous Division I university programs. He chose a full grant from the University of Miami, playing protective handle. In 1991, he was on the Miami Hurricanes’ national title group. At the point when damage sidelined him, he was supplanted by future National Football League (NFL) Hall of Fame player Warren Sapp While going to Miami, Johnson met his future spouse, Dany Garcia, who moved on from the college in 1992 and later turned into an individual from its Board of Trustees. She additionally established a Miami-based riches administration firm. In 2006, the couple gave $2 million to construct a lounge at the University’s Newman Alumni Center.
Johnson moved on from Miami in 1995 with a Bachelor of General Studies in criminology and physiology. He joined the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League in 1995. He was on the training list as a reinforcement linebacker, however was cut two months into the season. On November 10, 2007, Johnson came back to the Miami Orange Bowl to take an interest in the celebrations encompassing the University of Miami’s last home football game at the stadium.
Proficient wrestling profession
Preparing (1995– 1996)
Like his dad and granddad, a few of Johnson’s other (non-blood) relatives are or were proficient wrestlers, including his uncles, Afa and Sika Anoaʻi (The Wild Samoans) and his cousins, Rodney (Yokozuna), Solofa (Rikishi), Matt (Rosey) and Eddie (Umaga). When Johnson proclaimed his aim to wind up a wrestler, his dad at first opposed, yet then consented to prepare him himself, cautioning that he would not go simple on him. Veteran wrestler Pat Patterson got Johnson a few tryout matches with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1996. Under his genuine name, he vanquished The Brooklyn Brawler at a house show and lost alternate matches to Chris Candido and Owen Hart. Subsequent to wrestling at Jerry Lawler’s United States Wrestling Association as Flex Kavana and winning the USWA World Tag Team Championship twice with Bart Sawyer in the late spring of 1996, Johnson marked a WWF contract. He got extra preparing from Tom Prichard, nearby Achim Albrecht and Mark Henry.
World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment
Intercontinental Champion (1996– 1997)
Johnson made his WWF make a big appearance as Rocky Maivia, a blend of his dad and granddad’s ring names, in spite of the fact that his genuine name was recognized by the announcers.He was at first hesitant to take this ring name yet was influenced by Vince McMahon and Jim Ross. He was given the moniker “The Blue Chipper” and his genealogy was played to on TV, where he was advertised as the WWF’s first third-age wrestler. Maivia, a neat and tidy face character, was pushed vigorously from the begin regardless of his wrestling freshness. He appeared on Monday Night Raw as an individual from Marc Mero’s escort on November 4, 1996 and had his first match at Survivor Series on November 17, in an eight-man end label coordinate; he was the sole survivor by without any help disposing of Crush and Goldust. WWF fans for the most part dismissed him in view of his mushy character On February 13, 1997, he won the Intercontinental Championship from Hunter Hearst Helmsley on Monday Night Raw. Maivia effectively shielded the title at In Your House 13: Final Four against Hunter Hearst Helmsley and at WrestleMania 13 against The Sultan. He crushed Bret Hart by exclusion in a title protection on March 31 scene of Raw is War. On April 20 at In Your House 14: Revenge of the ‘Taker, he lost to Savio Vega by countout, holding the title for the last time. Gatherings of people turned out to be progressively antagonistic toward Maivia, with serenades of “Kick the bucket, Rocky, pass on!” and “Rough sucks!” being heard amid his matches.
The Nation of Domination (1997– 1998)
As a feature of the Nation of Domination, The Rock won the Intercontinental Championship for a moment time and held it for 265 days
In the wake of losing the Intercontinental Championship to Owen Hart on the April 28, 1997 scene of Raw Is War and enduring real knee damage in a match against Mankind,Maivia returned in August 1997 and turned foot sole area by joining Faarooq, D’Lo Brown and Kama in the stable called the Nation of Domination. Amid this time, he declined to recognize the Rocky Maivia name, rather alluding to himself in the third individual as The Rock, however he would at present be charged as Rocky “The Rock” Maivia until 1998. As The Rock, he offended the gathering of people in his promos and WWF TV questioners, once calling Kevin Kelly a “revolting bisexual”.
At D-Generation X: In Your House, Stone Cold Steve Austin crushed The Rock in less than six minutes to hold the Intercontinental Championship. The following night on Raw Is War, Austin was requested by Mr. McMahon to protect the title in a rematch, however relinquished it to The Rock rather, giving him the title belt before hitting him with the Stone Cold Stunner.The Rock quarreled with Austin and Ken Shamrock through the finish of 1997 and start of 1998. On the March 30 scene of Raw is War, The Rock appeared another Intercontinental Championship belt which was utilized to speak to the title until October 2, 2011, when the past outline was reused. Soon thereafter, The Rock would likewise topple Faarooq as pioneer of the Nation of Domination to start a fight between the two and effectively shielded the Intercontinental title against Faarooq at Over the Edge: In Your House on May 31, 1998.
The Rock and The Nation at that point fought with Triple H and D-Generation X (DX), with the two stable pioneers first gathering in the quarter-last of the 1998 King of the Ring competition, which The Rock won. At King of the Ring, The Rock vanquished Dan Severn in the semi-last match and lost to equal Ken Shamrock in the last. The Rock at that point continued his quarrel with Triple H, as the two had a two out of three falls coordinate at Fully Loaded: In Your House for the Intercontinental title, which The Rock held in dubious mold. This prompted a stepping stool coordinate at SummerSlam, in which Triple H won the title.At Breakdown: In Your House, The Rock vanquished Ken Shamrock and Mankind in a triple risk steel confine match to wind up the main contender for the WWF Championship. The Rock at that point fought with kindred Nation part Mark Henry, viably separating the stable.