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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who grew up in a wrestling household, debuted in the sport in 1972. Following an injury that interrupted his collegiate football career, he joined WWE and became known as “The Rock.” He feuded with wrestler Steve Austin and won the WWE Heavyweight Championship several times. Capitalizing on his success, he moved into acting, appearing in films such as “The Mummy Returns” in 2001 and “Tooth Fairy” in 2010. He then acted in the HBO series “Ballers,” the films “Fast and Furious” and “Jumanji,” and as Maui, the demigod, in “Moana.”

Early Life and Career:

Dwayne Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California. As the grandson of champion wrestler Peter “High Chief” Fanene Maivia and the son of wrestler Rocky Johnson, he frequently watched his father perform in the ring during his early years. Unlike his father, Johnson did not weight down his shoulders with similar expectations and hopes, and this brought him closer to the University of Miami college football team. His athleticism and size allowed him to demonstrate his capabilities. However, he was slowed down by injuries.

Becoming ‘The Rock’:

Since professional football was certainly not an option for Johnson, he turned to wrestling, wrestling with the Brooklyn Brawler in Texas for the first time. Flex Kavana’s journey to be signed by the WWE started when he took part in two more matches, a tag team win with Bart Sawyer included. A year later he was The Rocker, the leader and champ of The Nation of Domination.

He formed a second elite group of wrestlers called the Corporation. Subsequently, he started a notorious War against Steve Austin. Many still remember him as “The People’s Champ” since he had defended a total of 17 WWE titles over the course of his incredible career.

Movies and TV:

Scorpion King:

After the wrestling ring, The Rock continued his acting career, using his real name Dwayne Johnson. He made his name as the Scorpion, a supernatural bad guy, in 2001’s The Mummy Returns. Next year, Johnson played this role again in The Scorpion King. Putting his efforts into comedy, he did 2005’s Be Cool with John Travolta and Uma Thurman and 2007’s The Game Plan.

‘Driver,’ ‘Fast & Furious’ Franchise:

Therefore, his acting career is persistently being on a high note. In addition, he also continues to be included in such films such as Drive in 2010 and Fast and The Furious 6 in 2013. In his 2014 movie, he played the role of Hercules and was the strong man in the epic title. Dwayne Johnson went in-ring and then always of course, he’s not that far from the industry including a 2014 appearance with Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin at Wrestle Mania 30.

HBO’s ‘Ballers’:

In 2015, Dwayne Johnson conquered the big screen by making two very popular and intense action movies. He had one extra role with the name Furious Seven and San Andreas the other one is the leading role. Lastly, in 2015, Johnson starred on the first dramatic comedy series titled Ballers, bringing his authentic portrayal of Spencer Strasmore, a retired pro footballer turned financial planner.

‘Central Intelligence,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘Baywatch,’ ‘Jumanji’:

In 2016, Johnson collaborated with Kevin Hart for the action-comedy film Central Intelligence and also voiced Maui – the demigod – for the Disney animated feature Moana. He was a busy man in 2017, taking on starring roles in The Fate of the Furious, a big-screen adaptation of the 1990s lifeguard series Baywatch and Jumanji: Here is the Jungle.

‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Rampage,’ ‘Hobbs & Shaw’:

The positive momentum continued in 2018 with Jumanji making massive money at the box office to eventually beat all his pre-existing records. In addition to this, he achieved success even amidst the deluge of advertising that accompanied the Super Bowl in February, by showcasing a trailer of the movie Skyscraper in which he undertook some nail-biting stunts, this time with a prosthetic leg.

On that very day, Johnson declared that he would broadcast a 10-episode unscripted competition show, The Titan Games, to design a stage where people can have the room to alter their lives and possess true manifestly.

The following project of the action man was Rampage, based on the old 80s arcade game. It was released in April the year before July when Skyscraper made its appearance.

Johnson once again connected back to his wrestling immersion by providing narration of factual events in the biopic fighting with My Family (2019) about the Pac family. This came to pass during the Thanksgiving break, where he was again on the action radar with the Fast & Furious, Hobbs & Shaw, together with Jason Statham.

‘Young Rock’:

In 2021 TV series about life of Johnson, called Young Rock, came out. The series stars Johnson plus other actors who portray the younger variants of the actor.

XFL Co-Owner:

Johnson made the news in August that year, when he partnered with his wife and a sports management company as the buyers of the XFL that had gone out of business earlier in the year for a paltry $15 million. My partners, Danya Garcia and Gerry Cardinale, and I acquired the XFL because of our shared love for two things: the game and the fans. With a final slam of my fist on the last nail, I smile with pride and gratitude for everything I’ve built with my own two hands. The calluses on my hands will come in handy for me now in the XFL, and I cannot wait to create something special for the players, the fans, and everyone else who is part of it for the passion of football.”

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