Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
|Birth Name||Dwayne Douglas Johnson|
|Birth Place||Hayward, California, United States|
|Spouse||Dany Garcia (m. 1997–2008)
Lauren Hashian (2007–)
|Height||6′ 5” (1.96m)|
|Eye color||dark brown|
|Hair Color||dark brown|
|Date of Birth||May 2, 1972|
|Net Worth||es. $280 million|
|College||University of Miami|
|Children||3 (Simone Alexandra Johnson, Tiana Gia Johnson, Jasmine Johnson)|
Personal Life and Family
Dwayne Johnson popularly known as “The Rock” is a professional wrestler and also an American actor. Johnson was born on 2nd May, 1972 in Hayward, California. His father was also a professional wrestler Wayde Douglas Bowles popularly known as “Rocky Johnson” and mother was Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia but is known as Ata Johnson. His grandfather was also a professional wrestler Peter Fanene Maivia, so basically wrestling runs in his family blood. Most of his relatives were wrestlers including his cousins Solofa, Rodney, Eddie and Matt and his uncles SikaAnoaʻi and Afa. Growing up, Johnson always watched his father in the ring. However, Johnson had no intention in following his father’s footstep at the beginning.
Johnson went to Richmond Road Primary School before he and his family returned back to United States. Then he started his 10th grade studies at President William McKinley High School which was in Honolulu, Hawaii. A year after that, his father’s job was transferred to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania so his father moved there. There he continued his studies at Freedom High School where he started playing football and became very good at it. After he finished his High School, he received offers from many university and he chose to go to University of Miami with full scholarship. In the university he became the member of the national championship team of Miami Hurricanes. Unfortunately, he injured his back while playing football so he was replaced by Warren Sapp who is now the NFL (National Football League) star.
In 1995, Jonson graduated from his university with a Bachelors Degree of General Studies in criminology and physiology. The same year he joined the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. In the team he was kept as a backup line-backer and after two months into the season he was cut off. After that Johnson decided to become a wrestler like everyone in his family. Initially his father didn’t agreed with him and warned him that it would not be an easy journey. Later his father finally agreed and decided to train his son himself.
Johnson began his training with his father and did many try-out matches with WWF (World Wrestling Federation) in the year 1996. In the same year in the summer, he won the USWA World Tag Team Championship two times in a row under the name Flex Kavana. After he showed his performance, the WWF offered a contract to Jonson which he accepted happily. There he was further trained by Tom Prichard together with Mark Henry and Achim Albrecht.
Johnson gave his debut in WWF with the name Rocky Maivia which was the combination his father and his grandfather’s first and last ring names respectively. He was the first third-generation wrestler in the whole WWF and was said to be “The Blue Chipper” as a nickname. In 1997, he started referring himself as “The Rock” instead of Rocky Maivia. On 31st May, 1998 The Rock defeated Farooq and successfully protected the Intercontinental title at Over the Edge: In Your House. He also won the matches with two stable leader Triple H and D-Generation X in the King of the Ring tournament in the same year.
In 1999, The Rock was ranked at no. 5 in the list of Top 12 Entertainers of the Year. In 2000, he released a book titled “The Rock Says…….” Which was an autobiography co-written by Je Layden.Along with wrestling, Johnson also did movies such as “Baywatch” (2017), “Moana” (2016), “The Fast and the Furious” series, “San Andreas” (2015), “Hercules” (2014), “The Rundown” (2003), “The Scorpion King” (2002), “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” (2012) and many more. He also won a Guinness World Record of most selfies in three minutes in May 21, 2015 where he took 105 selfies with his fans.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson net worth is estimated to be $280 million.
Currently Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is dating Lauren Hashian. They have been dating since 2007.
Awards and Nominations
|Critics Choice Awards||1||2|
|MTV TV & Movie Awards||1||2|
|MTV Movie Awards||0||4|
|Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards||3||11|
|People's Choice Awards||2||9|
|Pro Wrestling Illustrated Awards||5||5|
|Teen Choice Awards||3||19|
|Walk of Fame||1||1|
Facts about Dwayne Johnson
- Dwayne is famously known by his wrestling ring name The Rock
- He graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies in Criminology and physiology in the Year 1995 from the University of Miami
- He initially began wrestling under his real name but changed to “Flex Kavana” in “United States Wrestling Association.
- Made his debut in November 1996 in the “Survivor Series” in an eight man elimination tag team and was the sole survivor
- In 2007, he was listed in the Guinness World Records as the highest paid actor in his debut film, $5.5million for the leading role
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