On the 2nd of May 1972, Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born in a professional wrestling family. His father was a professional wrestler known as Rocky Johnson. Dwayne was famous by his ring name The Rock. He is known to have the record for holding the maximum number of high rated WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown programs.
- Dwayne Johnson is an American – Canadian actor who is also a producer and a businessman and a retired professional wrestler along with being both American & Canadian footballer.
- Johnson grew up in New Zealand with his mother’s family and did his schooling in the Richmond Road Primary school, later he moved with his father to the United States, who was travelling to and fro due to his career. Due to which Dwayne ended up living in thirty eight states out of fifty in the United States.
- Being inspired by his father Johnson wanted to try his luck in wrestling, his father taught him some of his techniques. He started working for himself at the early age of thirteen; he hit the gym and started to work on himself.
- Dwayne was feared in high school due to his physical appearance and often got into fights, which he won and left his opponents unconscious. Once his teacher was intimidated too, but Dwayne apologized for doing so, and was invited to play on the school’s football team with the teacher.
- Dwayne ended up being one of the most popular and talented players in his high school football team. While playing for the Miami hurricanes he suffered numerous injuries and in 1995 he ended being replaced. He went to sign a contract with the Canadian football team the Calgary Stampeders, but was removed from the team just after two months.
Then he started his career in wrestling, he fought many tryout matches and in house matches using the name Flex Kavana, he at last won the USWA world tag team championship. This marked his breakthrough as a wrestler.
- He ended up signing the contract with WWF & WWE with the ring name Rocky Maivia as a third generation wrestler. He went around with his nickname the Blue Chipper. He debuted in WWE as a part of Marc Mero’s team in November of 1996.
- He won the intercontinental championship in 1997, which was snatched from him by Owen Hart. Then he changed his ring name to The Rock, after a series of feuds with his colleagues and WWE organizers his popularity started to grow by 1999.
- In 2004 his contact with WWE expired and he started working as a full time actor, but often appeared on the show as host and was there when his father got the induction into the WWE hall of fame. In 2011 he hosted Wrestle mania XXVII and helped Miz defeat John Cena. In November he teamed up with John Cena to defeat the Awesome Truth team.
- In 2013, April John Cena defeated Dwayne and won the WWE Championship, Dwayne couldn’t challenge him to a rematch due to the internal injuries he suffered.
Dwayne appeared on several shows of WWE and Wrestle Mania before announcing his retirement in 2019.Dwayne appeared in the movies like the Mummy Returns, Jumanji, Scorpion King, Walking Tall, So cool and others while being a wrestler. He helped in reviving the franchises such as Fast and Furious and the GI Joe retaliation.
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As per the Forbes article he generated about $1.3 million through Fast & Furious and has a net worth of $320 million. He is constantly amongst one of the highest paid actors. And his production house the Seven Bucks Production has produced several blockbuster movies and entertainment shows. He owns the American football team the XFL , and was featured in the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016 and in 2019.
He married in 1997 with his girlfriend Dany Gracia, he had a daughter in 2001 who was named Simone. After a decade of being married, they announced their divorce in 2007. A year after his divorce Dwayne started dating Lauren Hashian, he had two daughters with her and married her in Hawaii in 2019.
As per the recent news by buzinessbytes His daughter Simone has followed her father’s footsteps and signed a contract with WWE in 2020 as a wrestler. Through the help of buzinessbytes, one can know more about him.