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- ?Lv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Dwayne Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor, former professional wrestler, and comedian, also known by his former ring name The Rock and occasionally credited as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Johnson was a collegiate football player, and in 1991, he was part of the University of Miami's national championship team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, but was cut two months into the season. This led to his decision to become a professional wrestler, like his grandfather, Peter Maivia and his father Rocky Johnson.
He gained mainstream fame as a wrestler in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), originally known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), from 1996 to 2004, and was the first third-generation superstar in that wrestling company's history. Johnson was quickly given a push in WWE, first as "Rocky Maivia", and then as "The Rock", a member of the Nation of Domination. Two years after he joined the WWF, Johnson won the WWF Championship, and became one of the most popular wrestlers within the company for his engaging interviews and promos. In 2001, he began acting and occasionally returned to the ring. Dwayne now primarily focuses on acting.
In professional wrestling, Johnson was a nine-time world champion, having won the WWF/E Championship seven times (with his last reign being as the WWE Undisputed Champion) and the WCW/World Championship two times. In addition to these championships, Johnson has also won the WWF Intercontinental Championship two times and the WWF Tag Team Championship five times. He is also the sixth WWF/E Triple Crown champion and was the winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble.
Johnson is also an actor, with his first leading role in 2001, in The Scorpion King. For this film, he received the highest salary for an actor in his first starring role, earning $5.5 million. He has since appeared in movies such as The Rundown, Be Cool, Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, Planet 51, Tooth Fairy, and Doom.
The Rock's last villainous turn began on SmackDown! in January 2003, where he publicly criticized Hulk Hogan. Their WrestleMania X8 rematch at No Way Out ended with The Rock claiming victory again, with assistance from Vince McMahon and Sylvain Grenier. The Rock later drafted himself to the Raw brand and started a feud with The Hurricane and other fan favorites. He also had a comical gimmick, where he played the guitar and sang songs mocking the host city for the event, which culminated in a "Rock concert" that took place during the main event of the March 24, 2003 edition of Raw, where The Rock mocked the host city, Sacramento, California, because of the Sacramento Kings' inability to beat the Los Angeles Lakers.
When Stone Cold Steve Austin returned, they once again feuded, and The Rock defeated Austin at WrestleMania XIX, which was Austin's last major appearance in a wrestling role. The Rock then had a feud with Bill Goldberg, to whom Rock lost at Backlash. The Rock then turned into a fan favorite once more by engaging in a one night feud against Chris Jericho and Christian (who was a heel during that time). During his previous villainous turn, he had declared Christian as his favorite wrestler, leading Christian to begin calling himself the "new people's champion" and referring to his fans as "his peeps."
 Retirement and part–time WWE appearances (2004–present)
The Rock made occasional wrestling appearances up to 2004's WrestleMania XX, when the storyline revolving around Mick Foley had him brought back to help in his feud with Evolution (Ric Flair, Randy Orton, Triple H and Batista). One humorous in-ring segment involved The Rock hosting his own version of "This Is Your Life" for Foley on the March 8, 2004 edition of Raw. Rock reunited with Foley after five years, as the Rock 'n' Sock Connection. The duo went on to lose to Orton, Flair and Batista at WrestleMania XX in a handicap match when Orton pinned Foley with an RKO. As of 2010, this was Rock's last match.
He made sporadic appearances in WWE following WrestleMania, including standing up for Eugene, making a cameo appearance in his hometown of Miami and helping Foley turn back La Résistance. In 2004, he hosted a "Pie-Eating Contest" during the WWE Diva Search and ended the segment by giving Jonathan Coachman a Rock Bottom and a People's Elbow. After this appearance, Johnson reported in several interviews that he was no longer under contract with WWE. He also reported that the reason he was able to continue using the name "The Rock" was part of a dual ownership between him and WWE.
On March 12, 2007, The Rock made an appearance on WWE after a near three year absence, appearing on Raw via a pre-taped segment on the titantron. He correctly "predicted" that Bobby Lashley would defeat Umaga at WrestleMania 23 in Donald Trump and
- 1 decade ago
The Rock Is The Best Wrestler/ Now Actor In the World
his name is Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson :)Source(s): The Rock, rocks !
- DOCTORLv 51 decade ago
Dwayne Johnson (born May 2, 1972) is an American actor, former professional wrestler, and comedian, also known by his former ring name The Rock and occasionally credited as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.He become a professional wrestler, like his grandfather, Peter Maivia and his father Rocky Johnson.
- 1 decade ago
3 meanings for the Words THE ROCK depends upon where it is used..
1.The person who called as The peoples' champ and The Great one in WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) by the audience,
2.It's a kind of Music in pop music environment
3.It's a Stone which is composed of minerals for example vulcanic rock(Igneous Rock), Sedimentary Rock, Metamorphic Rock, etc., in Geological , petrological studies.
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- PitchforkLv 41 decade ago
Flex Cavanah (USWA)
Rocky Miavia (WWF)
The People's Champ
The Great One
The Scorpion King (Hollywood)
- Cʰᶤᶜᵃᵍᵒ KᶰᶤᵍʰᵗLv 71 decade ago
Sylvester StalloneSource(s): Opinion
- 1 decade ago
As best as I can recall, he played football for the University of Miami. He's always hyping Miami and South Beach anyways. He was a big name when Steve Austin was a big name. He was muscular and wore sunglasses. The Rock was invincible! He does movies now.
I remember something about him. Towards the end of his career, he got silly singing before his matches. Check it out:
- .Lv 71 decade ago
- 1 decade ago
He used to be a Famous wrestler and now he retired from wwe and hes now a famous actor movie star
- 1 decade ago
It's a Rock.
Seriously...YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO THE ROCK IS???