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Who is Dwayne Johnson?

by Ratan Srivastava
Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson, commonly known as The Rock, is indeed an actor, producer, businessman, as well as former professional wrestler from the United States. He wrestled for WWE for eight years before pursuing a career as an actor. He is recognized as among the best professional wrestlers of all time. His movies have earned more than $3.5 billion in North America and more than $10.5 billion globally, putting him to be among the highest-paid as well as highest-grossing performers in the world.

Johnson was a member of the University of Miami football team that won the national title in 1991. He hoped to be a professional football player, but he was undrafted in the 1995 NFL Draft. He signed with the Canadian Football League’s (CFL) Calgary Stampeders, but was released after his first season.

Johnson’s father Rocky, as well as maternal grandpa Peter Maivia, were professional wrestlers, and he signed a contract well with the World Wrestling Federation in 1996 as a member of the Anoa’i family. After establishing the gimmick of a flamboyant, arrogant trash-talker, he came to stardom as well as helped usher inside the Attitude Era, a period of industrial development within the late 1990s and early 2000s. Johnson retired from WWE in 2019 after leaving in 2004. He returned in 2011 as a part-time performer through 2013, making occasional appearances until 2013. He is a 10-time world champion and WWE’s sixth Triple Crown champion. He is also a two-time Intercontinental Champion, a five-time Tag Team Champion, the 2000 Royal Rumble winner, and the promotion’s first African-American champion. Johnson was the star of the most-watched episode of WWE’s flagship television series and headlined the most-bought professional wrestling pay-per-view.

Johnson’s first leading role was as The Scorpion King’s titular character in the sword and sorcery movie The Scorpion King (2002), and he has since appeared in the comedies The Game Plan (2007), Tooth Fairy (2010), and Central Intelligence (2016); the action-adventure films Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Hercules (2014), and Skyscraper (2018); the science-fiction films San Andreas (2015) (2016). Beginning with Fast Five (2011), his portrayal as Luke Hobbs in the Fast & Furious films has helped the franchise become one of the highest-grossing film franchises. Johnson also appears in the Jumanji movies, including Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and Jumanji: The Next Level (2019), and will play Black Adam in the next superhero film adaption. Johnson starred in and produced the HBO comedy-drama series Ballers from 2015 to 2019, as well as starring in and producing the autobiographical sitcom Young Rock.

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