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Dwayne Johnson

Johnson at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Born May 2, 1972 (1972-05-02) (age 37)
Hayward, California, U.S.
Other name(s) The Rock
Occupation Actor/Wrestler
Years active 1995–2004 (wrestler)
2001–present (actor)
Spouse(s) Dany Garcia (1997–2007)
.Dwayne Johnson[1] (born May 2, 1972),[2] is a Canadian-American actor and retired professional wrestler, also known by his former ring name The Rock and occasionally credited as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.^ The Rock (real name: Dwayne Johnson) was born May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California.
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^ The real name is Dwayne Johnson.
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^ Dwayne Johnson credits (115 total credits) .
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[3] .Johnson was a collegiate football player, and in 1991, was part of the University of Miami national championship team.^ Was a member of Miami's NCAA national championship football team in 1991.
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^ Johnson was also a collegiate football player, and in 1991, he was part of the Miami Hurricanes' National Championship team.
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^ That was around the time that Johnson was a defensive lineman for the University of Miami Hurricanes, where he was part of the 1991 National Championship team.
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.Upon graduating from the University of Miami, Johnson followed in the footsteps of his WWE Hall of Fame father, Rocky Johnson, and grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia, by joining the competitive sports entertainment world of the WWE. Within a seven year period (1996-2003), his intense passion led to an extraordinarily successful career breaking box office attendance records across the US and setting pay-per-view buy rate records during that period as well.^ Johnson was a nine-time world champion in his career, including a record-setting seven-time WWE Champion; his last reign was as WWE Undisputed Champion in 2002.
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^ Johnson was a nine-time world champion in his career, including a record-setting seven-time WWE Champion; his last reign was as WWE Undisputed Champion.
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^ On February 25, 2008, WWE announced that The Rock would make an appearance at the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony to induct his father, Rocky Johnson, and his grandfather, Peter Maivia.
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.Dwayne Johnson’s character creation of “The Rock” became one of the most charismatic and dynamic characters the industry has ever seen.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 first gained mainstream fame as a standout in the World Wrestling Federation (now "World Wrestling Entertainment").
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^ As his wrestling character The Rock, often referred to himself in the third person.
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^ Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the Most Electilfing man in sports Entertainment and now in Hollywood.
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.Johnson was quickly given a push in WWE, first as "Rocky Maivia", and then as "The Rock", a member of the Nation of Domination.^ Johnson was quickly given a push in WWE, first as "Rocky Maivia", and then as "The Rock", a member of the Nation of Domination.
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^ He joined the Nation of Domination, with the nickname "'The Rock' Rocky Maivia," which was eventually shortened to just "The Rock."
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^ His father, dubbed “Soulman” Rocky Johnson was the first African American pro-wrestling champion.
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.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.^ Along the way, Johnson became perhaps the most popular wrestler in the history of the sport.
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^ Two years after he joined the WWE, Johnson won the WWF Championship, and became one of the most popular wrestlers within the company for his engaging interviews and promos.
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^ 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.
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.In 2001, he began acting and occasionally returned to the ring.^ Building on a film career that began with the small but pivotal role of The Scorpion King in Stephen Sommers 2001 blockbuster The Mummy Returns, he had his first starring role in 2002s The Scorpion King.
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^ In 2001, after having won his sixth championship belt, Johnson made his feature acting debut as The Scorpion King in "The Mummy Returns."
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^ Having fielded a variety of offers, The Rock made his feature acting debut as The Scorpion King in the 2001 sequel "The Mummy Returns".
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.His eventual love of acting and desire to branch out led him to appear on “Saturday Night Live” in March 2000, surprising many with hi strength in the comedy and garnering the show’s highest rating that year.^ In Southland Tales this same dynamic appears but with Saturday Night Live .
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^ Tuesday's show, on what's been his highest-rated night, citing a previous commitment.
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^ The following year, he was seen in "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN, 1995-2001), but it was a hosting slot on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) that made Hollywood take notice.
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.Johnson was subsequently cast by Stephen Sommers in THE MUMMY RETURNS, which grossed more than $400 million worldwide.^ More than 2.75 million votes were cast.
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^ Following a successful appearance on Saturday Night Live in 2000, Johnson was cast as the Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns .
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^ After demonstrating his acting chops as a guest host on "Saturday Night Live" in 2000, Johnson, then still known professionally as The Rock, was cast as the Scorpion King at the end of "The Mummy Returns."
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.His character was so well received by Universal executives during dailies that they immediately planned a film based on his character, THE SCORPION KING, which in 2002 broke all box office records with the greatest April opening of all time.^ The Scorpion King (2002) 10.
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^ They are competing for the same box-office coin, after all.
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^ The Scorpion King – $36M opening 3.
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.Johnson created The Rock Foundation in 2006. The Rock Foundation’s mission is to educate, empower and motivate children worldwide through health and physical fitness.^ Our mission is to educate, empower and motivate children worldwide through health education and physical fitness Our Organization's Mission Our mission is to educate, empower and motivate children worldwide through health education and physical fitness.
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^ The Rock Foundation achieves its mission through its youth physical fitness and obesity prevention program and its educational worldwide giving program.
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^ In 2006 Dwayne established the Rock Foundation to educate, empower and motivate children worldwide through health education and physical fitness.
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.A dedicated philanthropist, Johnson is the current National spokesperson for the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Diabetes Aware Campaign.^ "We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation and believe Dwayne Johnson is a great ambassador for the Diabetes Aware program based on his dedication to reaching families, both on-screen and off-screen," said Andrew Purcell, Vice-President of Strategic Business Development at Novo Nordisk.
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^ The National Newspaper ...be helped by five Broadway entertainers.” In her latest film, The Tooth Fairy, Julie Andrews sports a set of wings with Dwayne Johnson, left.
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^ Do something active together,” urges the Scorpion King star — who’s just been named the new national ambassador for the Diabetes Aware campaign — in a public service announcement that made its debut yesterday on PEOPLE.com.
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.He is is also a committed Celebrity Cabinet Member for The American Red Cross and serves as a National Celebrity Wish Ambassador for The Make-A-Wish Foundation.^ Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet Member National Spokesperson for After-School All Stars .
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^ The Rock Foundation works passionately to achieve its mission and make this commitment a reality for the children that we serve.
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^ Make-A-Wish - Celebrity Foundation Charity News President appeared with University Shalala of Miami of Glossary Names Class alumni Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his wife, Dany Garcia Johnson, at the premiere of his new movie,.

.In 2008, United States Congress and the United States Joint Leadership Commission recognized Johnson with the prestigious Horizon Award, the U.S. Congressional Award given to an individual in the private sector who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and provided opportunities for youth nationwide.^ The Horizon Award is presented to individuals from the private sectors who have contributed to expanding opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions, and who have set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life.
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^ Dwayne Johnson honored for DJ Rock Foundation Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson was in Washington, D.C. for the annual Congressional Awards dinner, where he was being honored for the work his DJ Rock Foundation does with youth.
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^ But it's Johnson who carries it through, demonstrating--in the most unlikely of roles--a surprisingly gentle touch.
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Not content to remain in front of the camera alone, Johnson penned an autobiography, “The Rock Says”, which became #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List shortly after its publication in January 2000.
.Since his breakout roles in Universal Pictures’ THE MUMMY RETURNS and box office powerhouses THE SCORPION KING and THE GAME PLAN, Dwayne Johnson has firmly established himself as one of Hollywood’s most sought after leading men.^ He is one of the most gorgeous men alive!
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^ Dwayne Johnson: The Rock is the “Scorpion King” and an action-movie hero.
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^ The Rock (aka Duane Johnson) firmly establishes himself as a major Hollywood force ...
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.ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY recently named Johnson on the top of Hollywood’s next A-list, alongside, Robert Downey, Jr., Ellen Page, James McAvoy and Amy Adams.^ Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), better known by his stage name The Rock, is an American actor and a semi-retired professional wrestler-entertainer.
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^ Find where Dwayne Johnson is credited alongside another name Dwayne Johnson &   .
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^ Named one of E!'s "top 20 entertainers of 2001."
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.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.^ Win the ECW, WWE and World Championship at the same time?
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^ First ever 7 time WWE World Champion.
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^ In his wrestling career, “The Rock” has been the world champion nine times, won the WWF Intercontinental Championship twice, won the WWE Tag Team Championship five times, and also won the 2000 Royal Rumble.
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.In addition to these championships, Johnson has also won the WWF Intercontinental Championship two times and the WWF Tag Team Championship five times.^ Also known as "The People's Champ," The Rock has won the WWF Heavyweight title six times and the WWF Tag Team championships five times.
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^ Over the course of his short career, he has already won the coveted WWF World Championship (3 times), WWF Intercontinental Championship (3 times) and the WWF Tag Team Championship (3 times).
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^ He also won the WWF Intercontinental Championship twice and is a former 5 time WWF Tag Team Champion.
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.He is also the sixth WWF/E Triple Crown champion and was the winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble.^ WWF Royal Rumble 2000 Champion .
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^ WWE: Royal Rumble 2000 (1999) .
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^ He's also a WCW Champion and a 2000 Royal Rumble winner.
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.With his first leading role in 2001, The Scorpion King Johnson received the highest salary for an actor in his first starring role, earning $5.5 million.^ Johnson, who was first cast as the lead actor in "The Scorpion King" (2001), is content with his career.
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^ Johnson was featured in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records for having the highest salary as an actor in their first starring role.
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^ Earned the highest ever salary for a debut starring role in The Scorpion King at $5.5 million.
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.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.^ Scorpion King , The Rundown and Walking Tall were all hits, and he's now taking on the video game genre with Doom , which recently wrapped shooting, and John Woo's Spy-Hunter , which will begin production later this year.
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^ Dwayne Johnson at the "Race To Witch Mountain" press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel ...
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^ Gallery Info: Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino at the London Race to Witch Mountain premiere.
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Contents

Early life

.Dwayne Johnson, the son of Atala Johnson (née Maivia) and professional wrestler "Soulman" Rocky Johnson, was born in Hayward, California.^ The Rock (real name: Dwayne Johnson) was born May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California.
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^ Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born in Hayward, California on May 2nd 1972 to Rocky Johnson and Ata Johnson.
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^ The Rock was born Dwayne Johnson on May 2, 1972 in the state of California.
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[2] .His maternal grandfather, "High Chief" Peter Maivia, was also a professional wrestler.^ His father (Rocky Johnson) and maternal grandfather (Chief Peter Maivia) were both professional wrestlers in the WWF. .
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^ His father was African-American wrestler Rocky Johnson and his maternal grandfather was Samoan wrestler, High Chief Peter Maivia.
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^ His maternal grandfather was a Samoan wrestler, High Chief Peter Maivia.
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.His maternal grandmother, Lia Maivia, ran Polynesian Pacific Pro Wrestling from 1982 until 1988 following her husband's death, becoming one of wrestling's few female professional promoters.^ His maternal grandmother was one of very few female professional wrestling promoters, running Polynesian Pacific Pro Wrestling from 1982 until her husband’s death in 1988.
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^ With few prospects in professional football, Johnson turned to wrestling, debuting in the WWF against the Brooklyn Brawler in Texas.
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^ It wasn't until 1996, when Rocky Maivia entered the wrestling ring, when those moves weren't so stupid anymore.
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[4][5] .His father is of Black Nova Scotian (Canadian) origin and his mother is of Samoan heritage.^ He is of half Black Canadian (on his father’s side) and half Samoan (his mother) heritage.
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^ "Seeing myself on screen as white and blond was interesting," says the actor, who is part Samoan and part black Canadian.
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^ Born in San Francisco in 1972 and raised in Hawaii, the only child of a black father and Samoan mother, Johnson has been, as he says, as low as one can be.

[6] .For a brief period, Johnson lived in Auckland, New Zealand, with his mother's family.^ Tough early life The Rock, 30, lived near the Daiei store on Kaheka Street with his father Rocky Johnson and mother Ata in the late 1970s.
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^ But Johnson paid a price for being part of a showbiz family with a peripatetic childhood that involved living in Hawaii, Tennessee and even New Zealand before the family eventually settled in Pennsylvania.
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^ He has lived in several states including Hawaii, California (where he was born) and Pennsylvania He lived for a short while in New Zealand where his mother guaranteed he was exposed to his Polynesian roots.
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[7] .During this time his mother Ata ensured Johnson was exposed to one of the urban Polynesian cultural strongholds of the Southern Hemisphere.^ Tough early life The Rock, 30, lived near the Daiei store on Kaheka Street with his father Rocky Johnson and mother Ata in the late 1970s.
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^ Born in San Francisco in 1972 and raised in Hawaii, the only child of a black father and Samoan mother, Johnson has been, as he says, as low as one can be.

^ His mother, Ata Johnson, still has tapes of her boy as an 8-year-old, reciting dialogue from his favorite movies, Silver Streak and Stir Crazy .
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[7] .Johnson attended Richmond Road Primary School before returning to the United States with his parents.^ It was and continues to be one of the most competitive high school football conferences in the United States.

^ Her mother Marjory moved from Hungary to the United States at the turn of the 20th century, her father's parents fled Russia about the same time.
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^ The conference was - and continues to be - one of the highest quality high school football and wrestling conferences in the United States.

[7]
.He spent 10th grade at President William McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.^ High school and college High school in the Lehigh Valley As he entered 11th grade, Johnson's father's job required his relocation to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the state's rugged Lehigh Valley region.
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^ Both grew up in Hawaii, though they attended rival high schools.
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^ The Rock was just Dwayne Johnson then, a student at Washington Intermediate and later McKinley High School.
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.As he entered 11th grade, Johnson's father's job required his relocation to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the state's Lehigh Valley region.^ As he entered 11th grade, Johnson's father's job required his relocation to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania , in the state's rugged Lehigh Valley region.

^ As a high school junior, Johnson's father's career led them to relocate to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

^ High school and college High school in the Lehigh Valley As he entered 11th grade, Johnson's father's job required his relocation to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the state's rugged Lehigh Valley region.
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.He began playing football at Bethlehem's Freedom High School in the highly competitive Lehigh Valley Conference.^ He began playing football at Bethlehem's Freedom High School, a member of what was then known as the East Penn Conference (recently renamed the Lehigh Valley Conference).
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^ He began playing football at Bethlehem's Freedom High School, a member of the East Penn Conference (now known as the Lehigh Valley Conference) in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley.

^ It was and continues to be one of the most competitive high school football conferences in the United States.

[6] .In addition to playing football at Freedom High School, he also was a member of the high school's track and field and wrestling teams.^ In addition to playing football at Freedom High School, he also was a member of the high school's track and field team.

^ I played football for 10 years and I wrestled for an additional six years.
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^ Dwayne played high school football when he was fourteen at Freedom High in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania..

[6]

Education and football

Dwayne Johnson greeting fans in 2006
.Johnson was heavily recruited by many Division I collegiate programs but ultimately accepted a full scholarship from the University of Miami to play defensive tackle.^ The Rock was a defensive linesman for the University of Miami.
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^ While the University of Miami football program did not openly recruit Johnson, he entered try-outs as a "walk on" for the program and made the team, playing defensive tackle .

^ Before graduation Johnson was recruited by several colleges, but he chose to head to Florida to attend the University of Miami, where he played defensive tackle.
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.In 1991, he was part of the Miami Hurricanes' national championship team.^ Was a member of Miami's NCAA national championship football team in 1991.
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^ Johnson was also a collegiate football player, and in 1991, he was part of the Miami Hurricanes' National Championship team.
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^ Johnson was a collegiate football player, and in 1991, he was part of the University of Miami's national championship team.
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[8] .After an injury kept him sidelined, Johnson was replaced by fellow Hurricane and future National Football League (NFL) star Warren Sapp.^ After an injury kept him sidelined, Johnson was replaced by Warren Sapp , who went on to be drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is now with the Oakland Raiders .

^ Johnson played defensive tackle, backing up future NFL star Warren Sapp.

^ After an injury kept him sidelined, Johnson was replaced by Warren Sapp, who went on to be drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is now with the Oakland Raiders.
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[6]
.Johnson met his future wife, Dany Garcia, who also was attending Miami at the time.^ Wife, Dany Garcia , was 22 when they met.
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^ Wife, Dany Johnson, was 22 when they met.
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^ His divorce from wife of 11 years, Dany Garcia Johnson, has been finalized.
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.Garcia, who graduated from the University of Miami in 1992, is a member of its Board of Trustees,[9] and the founder of a Miami-based wealth management firm.^ Garcia, who graduated from the University of Miami in 1992, is the founder of a Miami-based wealth management firm.

^ Garcia is founder of a wealth-management firm, JDM Partners, in Miami.

^ In 1997, he married Garcia, now the CEO of a wealth management firm.

.The two have remained close to their alma mater, giving a $2-million donation in 2006 to build a living room at the university's alumni center.^ The two have remained close to their alma mater, giving a $2 million donation in 2006 to build a living room at the university's alumni center for visiting alumni.

^ In 2006, he donated $2 million for University of Miami to name new Alumni Center living room.
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^ In 2007, the two made a $1 million donation to the UM athletic department.
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.Johnson graduated from Miami in 1995 with a degree in criminology and physiology.^ Johnson graduated from the University of Miami in 1995 with dual degrees in criminology and physiology.
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^ Johnson graduated from the University of Miami in 1995 with dual degrees in criminology and physiology .

^ He graduated from University of Miami in 1995 with a degree in Criminology.
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[6] .On November 10, 2007 he returned to the Orange Bowl in Miami to participate in the festivities surrounding the University of Miami's last home football game at the stadium.^ Dwayne recently played a football coach in his last film, ‘Gridiron Gang,’ but his latest film, ‘The Game Plan,’ has him playing the game.
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^ He was offered several collegiate football scholarships but chose to attend and play for the University of Miami.
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^ Instead, he has been starring in family-geared movies such as 2007's The Game Plan and last summer's Get Smart .
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.Johnson continued his football career in 1995, joining the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League after being passed over by the NFL, but he was cut two months into the season.^ In 1995, Dwayne graduated and signed a contract with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
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^ He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, but was cut two months into the season.
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^ After college, he played football for two months with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL (Canadian Football League), then was released.
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[10]
.Johnson has two nephews who play football.^ Johnson played briefly with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, though he made so little money that he accepted a free mattress thrown away by a flophouse.
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^ He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League , but was cut two months into the season.
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^ That toughness carried to his football play, where Johnson began, for the first time, to face high quality players and began to excel amidst the area's extraordinary athletic competitiveness.

.Kaluka Maiava played football at USC and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2009, while Kaluka's brother Kai Maiava currently plays at UCLA.^ Because of his injury, Johnson was not picked to play for the National Football League (NFL) during the 1995 draft, but he still pinned his hopes on a career in pro football.
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Professional wrestling career

Training and Rocky Maivia (1996)

Dwayne Johnson
Ring name(s) Flex Kavana[11]
Rocky Maivia[11]
The Rock[11]
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[12]
Weight 255 lb (116 kg)[12]
Billed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)[3]
Billed weight 260 lb (120 kg)[3]
Born May 2, 1972 (1972-05-02) (age 37)[2]
Hayward, California[2]
Resides Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Billed from Miami, Florida[3]
Trained by Rocky Johnson[13]
Pat Patterson[13]
Debut 1995[13]
Retired 2004
Along with his father and grandfather, several members of Johnson's family are current and former professional wrestlers, including his uncles, the Wild Samoans (Afa and Sika Anoa'i) and cousins, such as Manu, Yokozuna, Rikishi, Rosey, and Umaga.[7] .When he declared his intention to join the family business, his father resisted, but agreed to train his son himself, warning him that he would not go easy on him.^ When he declared his intention to join the family business, his father resisted, but agreed to train his son himself, warning him that he would not go easy on him.
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^ When he declared his intention to join the family business, his father, the elder Johnson resisted, but agreed to train his son himself, warning him that he would not go easy on him.

^ Dwayne Johnson decided to go into the business that his family specialized in for decades before him - Wrestling!!

[6] .With help from veteran wrestler Pat Patterson, Johnson had several tryout matches with WWE in 1996; he defeated The Brooklyn Brawler at a house show under his real name, Dwayne Johnson,[14] and lost the others to Chris Candido and Owen Hart.^ With help from veteran wrestler Pat Patterson, Johnson had several tryout matches with WWE in 1996; he defeated The Brooklyn Brawler at a house show, and lost the others to Chris Candido and Owen Hart.
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^ Birth name : Dwayne Douglas Johnson .
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^ His real name is Dwayne.

[7] Impressed by his talent and charisma, Johnson was signed to a contract after wrestling at Jerry Lawler's United States Wrestling Association, where he wrestled under the ring name "Flex Kavana".[13] While there, he won the USWA World Tag Team Championship twice with Bart Sawyer in the summer of 1996.
.Johnson made his WWF debut as Rocky Maivia, which combined his father and grandfather's ring names; Johnson was initially reluctant to the idea, but was persuaded to go ahead with the name by Vince McMahon and Jim Ross.^ He performed under the name of Rocky Maivia, a nod to both his father and grandfather.
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^ His father, Rocky Johnson, and his grandfather, Petra Maivia, were outstanding wrestlers.

^ Johnson first wrestled in the WWF as Rocky Maivia, a combination of his father and grandfather's ring names.

[5][15] .In addition to taking on the nickname "The Blue Chipper," the WWF played up his connection to his father and grandfather, calling him the company's first third-generation wrestler.^ Johnson is a third-generation wrestler.
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^ Third generation wrestler .
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^ The WWF played up his connection to his father and grandfather, calling him the first third-generation superstar to wrestle for the company.

[3]
.Johnson, who was first portrayed as a clean-cut fan favorite, was pushed heavily from the start despite his lack of in-ring experience.^ Johnson, who was first portrayed as a clean-cut babyface, was pushed heavily from the start despite his lack of in-ring experience.
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^ In other words, the only people who cared about it being a reboot were fans of the first film (like myself) who stayed home.
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^ Johnson: For me, it was honor to talk with the individuals from NASA, who are cutting-edge and responsible for so much of what we have.
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.He debuted at Survivor Series in November 1996 and was the sole survivor,[16] and he won the WWF Intercontinental Championship from Hunter Hearst Helmsley on Raw on February 13, 1997, after only three months in the company.^ He made his wrestling debut for the WWF at the 1996 Survivor Series, becoming the sole survivor on his team.
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^ On November 17 1996, Dwayne made his WWF debut as Rocky Maivia in a 6 man Survivor Series match and won.
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^ February 10, 1997 - Tuesday RAW: Rocky Maivia defeated Hunter Hearst Helmsley to win the Intercontinental Title.

[17][18] .Fans, however, quickly grew sick of the one-dimensional good guy character, thanks in part to the increasing popularity of Stone Cold Steve Austin.^ However, wrestling had changed since Hulk Hogan's heyday in the mid 80s, and fans quickly grew sick of the two-dimensional good guy character, thanks in part to the exploded popularity of Stone Cold Steve Austin.

^ Published 6/6/2007 More topics: Stone Cold Steve Austin .

^ Fans, however, quickly grew sick of the one-dimensional good guy character, thanks in part to the exploded popularity of Stone Cold Steve Austin.
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[11] As a result, a regular occurrence during Johnson's matches was the fans' angry chants of "Die Rocky Die!" and "Rocky Sucks!"[5][11][13]

Nation of Domination and feuding with DX (1997–1998)

.After losing the Intercontinental Championship to Owen Hart on the April 28, 1997 edition of Raw is War,[19] and returning from an injury, Johnson turned into a villain.^ April 28, 1997 - RAW: Owen Hart defeated Rocky Maivia to win the Intercontinental Title.

^ In 2001, after having won his sixth championship belt, Johnson made his feature acting debut as The Scorpion King in "The Mummy Returns."
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^ Officially proclaimed himself "The Rock" during a promo where he attacked Ron Simmons (Faarooq) in a "WWF Raw Is War" (1997) telecast.
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.He joined the Nation of Domination with Faarooq, D'Lo Brown, and Kama, using the ring name "The Rock" Rocky Maivia, which was quickly shortened to simply "The Rock".[20] During that time, Johnson attacked and insulted the fans in his promos.^ Johnson was quickly given a push in WWE, first as "Rocky Maivia", and then as "The Rock", a member of the Nation of Domination.
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^ That was around the time that Johnson was a defensive lineman for the University of Miami Hurricanes, where he was part of the 1991 National Championship team.
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^ From then on, his in-ring appearances became less frequent as more movies followed, until the point came where "The Rock" was just a part-time wrestler, while Dwayne Johnson focused on being a full-time actor.
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In sharp contrast to the overly positive persona of Rocky Maivia, The Rock was a charismatic bully, eventually driving out the group leader, Faarooq in March 1998.[20] The Rock also referred to himself in the third person, starting many sentences with "The Rock says..."[20]
Johnson was soon recognized for cutting arguably the best promos in the industry. .In his 2000 autobiography, Johnson attributed this skill to his exceptional performance in speech communications classes at Miami, in which he earned "A" grades.^ In his first semester at the University of Miami, earned a .7 grade point average.
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.At In Your House: D-Generation X, Austin defeated The Rock in less than six minutes to retain the Intercontinental Championship.^ March 10, 2003 - RAW : The Rock is defeated by the Hurricane, when Steve Austin walks down to ringside and distracts the Rock!

^ July 20, 1998 - RAW: The Rock defeated X-Pac by Disqualification to retain the Intercontinental Title.

^ When Steve Austin returned, they once again feuded, with the Rock defeating Austin at WrestleMania XIX ; this was the first time the Rock defeated Austin at WrestleMania, and Austin's last major appearance in a wrestling role.

[21] The following night on Raw is War, Austin was ordered by Mr. McMahon to forfeit the Intercontinental Championship, which Austin handed over to The Rock before performing the Stone Cold Stunner on him.[22][23] .Rock spent the end of 1997 and the beginning of 1998 feuding with both Austin and Ken Shamrock.^ He spent the end of 1997 and the beginning of 1998 feuding with both Stone Cold Steve Austin and Ken Shamrock .

^ He spent the end of 1997 and the beginning of 1998 feuding with both Stone Cold Steve Austin and Ken Shamrock.
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^ As 2002 came along, Vince McMahon introduced the nWo, and The Rock began a feud with Hollywood Hulk Hogan, which ended with a victory at WrestleMania X8.

[24][25]
The Rock next feuded with Faarooq, who was angry at the Rock for usurping his position. .The two had a title match at Over the Edge, where Rock retained the Intercontinental Championship.^ July 20, 1998 - RAW: The Rock defeated X-Pac by Disqualification to retain the Intercontinental Title.

^ The Rock defeats Chris Benoit in a non-title match with Brock Lesnar standing at ringside..

^ October 19, 1998 - RAW: The Rock defeated D'Lo Brown (European Champion) in a Non-Title match.

[26] The Rock then moved into a feud with Triple H and D-Generation X. .Nation members fought DX while The Rock fought Triple H over the Intercontinental Championship.^ Was a member of Miami's NCAA national championship football team in 1991.
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^ Johnson was quickly given a push in WWE, first as "Rocky Maivia", and then as "The Rock", a member of the Nation of Domination.
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^ August 30, 1998 - SummerSlam: Triple H defeated The Rock in a Ladder match to win the Intercontinental Title.

.They first had a two out of three falls match at Fully Loaded for Rock's title, where the Rock retained the title in controversial fashion.^ July 20, 1998 - RAW: The Rock defeated X-Pac by Disqualification to retain the Intercontinental Title.

^ July 22, 2002 - RAW : The Rock defeats Eddie Guerrero in his first title defense..

^ The Rock defeats Chris Benoit in a non-title match with Brock Lesnar standing at ringside..

[27] .This led to a ladder match at SummerSlam where Rock lost the belt.^ August 30, 1998 - SummerSlam: Triple H defeated The Rock in a Ladder match to win the Intercontinental Title.

^ August 27, 2000 - SummerSlam: The Rock defeated Kurt Angle & Triple H in a Triple Threat match to retain the WWF Title.

^ February 15, 1999 - RAW: The Rock defeated Mankind to win the WWF Title in a Ladder match with help from Paul Wright.

[28] .At Breakdown, the Rock defeated Ken Shamrock and Mankind in a triple threat steel cage match to become the number one contender to the WWF Championship before feuding with fellow Nation member Mark Henry, effectively disbanding the Nation.^ March 6, 2000 - RAW: The Rock defeated Chris Benoit in a Steel Cage match.

^ September 27, 1998 - Breakdown: The Rock defeated Ken Shamrock and Mankind in a 3-WAY Cage match.

^ The decision that The Rock had won the Rumble match could not be reversed, so a number one contendership match at No Way Out 2000 was held, which saw the Big Show come out on top after Shane McMahon interfered, knocking The Rock in the head with a steel chair as he attempted to finish off his opponent with the Rock Bottom.

[29][30]

The Corporation (1998–1999)

.Johnson's popularity as The Rock propelled him to the WWF Championship.^ Johnson's popularity as The Rock propelled him to the WWF Championship at the 1998 Survivor Series at age 26.

^ Johnson's popularity as The Rock propelled him to the WWF Championship at the 1998 Survivor Series at age 26, thus becoming the first World Champion of African-American descent in WWF history and at the time the youngest WWF world champion ever.

^ Johnson quickly became a hit with wrestling crowds, and in February of 1997 he captured his first WWF championship, making him, at age twenty-four, the youngest wrestler to win a belt.
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.The Rock began to conduct many entertaining interviews, and thus he got over with the fans.^ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has indeed made a mark in the wrestling arena that many of his fans are still eager to hear him talk about ...
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^ WWF fans began to cheer The Rock despite being a bad guy, due to his comedic interviews and segments which mocked wrestlers and announcers.

^ In interviews conducted in 2005, Johnson revealed that his contract with World Wrestling Entertainment expired at the end of 2004.

Fan reaction effectively turned him into a face character, and he began to feud with Mr. McMahon, who said he has a "problem with the people" and thus he should target the "People's Champion" (as The Rock claimed himself to be). .A double turn occurred at Survivor Series, when The Rock defeated the then-villain Mankind in the finals of the "Deadly Game" tournament[31] for the vacant WWF Championship,[32] to become the first world heavyweight champion of African American descent in WWF history and the youngest WWF Champion at the time.^ February 1, 1999 - RAW: Mankind defeated The Rock to win the WWF Heavyweight Title..

^ First ever 7 time WWE World Champion.
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^ Johnson's popularity as The Rock propelled him to the WWF Championship at the 1998 Survivor Series at age 26, thus becoming the first World Champion of African-American descent in WWF history and at the time the youngest WWF world champion ever.

.At the end of the match, The Rock applied a Sharpshooter on Mankind.^ The Rock was also involved in a match at Survivor Series which saw him defeat Stone Cold Steve Austin in a Classic Survivor Series match to end The Alliance once and for all.
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^ August 16, 2001 - SmackDown!: Booker T vs The Rock ended in a No Contest in a "Lights Out" match.

^ February 15, 1999 - RAW: The Rock defeated Mankind to win the WWF Title in a Ladder match with help from Paul Wright.

As he did this, McMahon called for the bell to be rung and then ordered for The Rock to be declared the winner.[31][32] .This was a parody of the Montreal Screwjob, which happened one year earlier at Survivor Series.^ Something happened Friday that hasn’t happened in seven years: the Chester Clippers lost a District One Class AAAA playoff game.
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^ During this time, he feuded with Rikishi (after he made accusations that The Rock called him to run over Steve Austin in November 1999) and defeated him at that year's Survivor Series.
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^ By that time the title had been renamed the "World Championship" due to the WCW's earlier defeat at Survivor Series basically ending the entire Invasion storyline.

.With the plan coming to fruition, The Rock turned into a villain again and sided with Vince and Shane McMahon as the crown jewel of The Corporation stable.^ At the time, he was the second youngest WWF Champion in history (Yokozuna was the youngest), turning heel again and siding with Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon as the crown jewel of their "Corporation" stable.

^ During the championship win, however, The Rock turned heel again and siding with Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon as the crown jewel of their " Corporation " stable .

^ Johnson eventually made his second face turn after he betrayed Vince McMahon and established a feud with the, then heel, Undertaker and the Corporate Ministry, and would sometimes find himself fighting alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin.
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[31] .This was also a start of a double turn, as Mankind was kicked out of The Corporation and became a fan favorite.^ Soon the Rock was kicked out of the "Corporation".
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^ CANADA LEE (Leonard Canegata) (1907-1952) Cosmos Actor He started out as a bandleader, boxer and jockey before turning to theatre.

^ SAM HARRIS (1872-1941) Butternut Harris Mausoleum Producer The native New Yorker started out managing fights and then became involved in producing burlesque shows.

[33] .Later, The Rock had his own pay-per view, Rock Bottom: In Your House, where he had a rematch against Mankind for the WWF Championship.^ The Rock later lost the WWF Championship to Kurt Angle at WWF No Mercy 2000 in October .

^ After Vince McMahon , on the WWF side, urged the Rock to "give the people what they want," the Rock delivered a Rock Bottom to Vince.

^ One humorous bit involved Rock hosting his own version of "This is Your Life" for Foley on an edition of Raw.

Mankind won the match by knocking the Rock out with Mr. Socko and the mandible claw, but Mr. McMahon said that The Rock did not tap out and therefore The Rock would retain his title.[33][34] .The Rock began a feud with Mankind over the WWF Championship, during which the title changed hands back and forth between the two, first during the main event of the January 4, 1999 edition of Raw is War, when Mankind defeated The Rock with the help of Stone Cold Steve Austin.^ The Rock lost the WWF Title to Austin at that event, and continued his feud with Austin until May 1999.

^ The Rock began to feud with Mankind over the WWF Championship in which the title changed back and forth between the two, first during the main event of the January 4 , 1999 episode of Raw , when Mankind pinned The Rock with the help of Stone Cold Steve Austin .

^ February 1, 1999 - RAW: Mankind defeated The Rock to win the WWF Heavyweight Title..

[35] .The Rock captured his second WWF Championship in an "I Quit" match at Royal Rumble in early 1999,[36][37] when a pre-recorded sample of Mankind saying "I quit" from an interview segment was played over the sound system.^ WWE: Royal Rumble 2000 (1999) .
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^ January 18, 1999 - RAW: Kane defeated The Rock by DQ. January 24, 1999 - Royal Rumble: The Rock defeated Mankind in a I Quit Match to win the WWF Title.

^ The Rock once again captured the WWF Title in a bloody "I Quit" match at the 1999 Royal Rumble that saw The Rock hit Mankind in the head with a chair ten or eleven times as opposed to the agreed upon three times, knocking him unconscious and using a tape recording of Mankind saying "I quit" to trick the referee.

.This latest reign did not last long, however.^ This latest reign did not last long, however.

.In a match that counter-programmed the Super Bowl halftime show on January 31, 1999, Mankind pinned The Rock using a forklift truck in an Empty Arena Match where the competitors used everything from bags of popcorn to garbage to punish each other.^ In a match that counter-programmed the Super Bowl halftime show on January 31 , 1999 , Mankind pinned The Rock using a forklift in a Empty Arena Match which saw the competitors use everything from bags of popcorn to fruit to punish each other.

^ In a match that counter-programmed the Super Bowl halftime show on January 31, 1999, Mankind pinned The Rock using a forklift in a Empty Arena Match which saw the competitors use everything from bags of popcorn to fruit to punish each other.
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^ This feud lasted until the February 15, 1999 edition of Raw, where The Rock regained the WWF Title in a Ladder Match after The Big Show chokeslammed Mankind off a ladder.
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[38] .This feud lasted until February 15 edition of Raw is War, where The Rock won his third WWF Championship in a ladder match after The Big Show chokeslammed Mankind off a ladder.^ This feud lasted until the February 15, 1999 edition of Raw, where The Rock regained the WWF Title in a Ladder Match after The Big Show chokeslammed Mankind off a ladder.
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^ This feud lasted until the February 15 , 1999 edition of Raw, where The Rock regained the WWF Title in a Ladder Match after The Big Show chokeslammed Mankind off a ladder.

^ February 1, 1999 - RAW: Mankind defeated The Rock to win the WWF Heavyweight Title..

[39][40]
.With Mankind out of the way, The Rock had to defend his WWF Championship at WrestleMania XV, but lost the belt to Austin.^ The Rock later lost the WWF Championship to Kurt Angle at WWF No Mercy 2000 in October .

^ Their WrestleMania X8 rematch at No Way Out ended with The Rock claiming victory again, with assistance from Vince McMahon and Sylvain Grenier.
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^ The Rock lost the WWF Title to Austin at that event, and continued his feud with Austin until May 1999.

[41] .Rock lost the title rematch to Austin at Backlash: In Your House.^ In turn the Rock stated to her that the title Ruler would sound better than President and he would transform the White House into a Palatial Palace.

^ At In Your House: Degeneration X, Austin, then reigning Intercontinental Champion, defeated the Rock in less than six minutes to retain the title.
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^ Vengeance 2001 : Chris Jericho defeated The Rock to win the World title, and later unified with the WWF title by beating Steve Austin..

[42] .WWF fans began to cheer The Rock despite him being a villain, due to his comedic interviews, promos and segments which mocked wrestlers and announcers and made him popular to the fans.^ WWF fans began to cheer The Rock despite being a bad guy, due to his comedic interviews and segments which mocked wrestlers and announcers.

^ Johnson's popularity as The Rock propelled him to the WWF Championship at the 1998 Survivor Series at age 26, thus becoming the first World Champion of African-American descent in WWF history and at the time the youngest WWF world champion ever.

^ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has indeed made a mark in the wrestling arena that many of his fans are still eager to hear him talk about ...
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.Rock eventually transitioned into a face character again after being betrayed by Shane McMahon and established a feud with The Undertaker, Triple H and the Corporate Ministry.^ Johnson eventually made his second face turn after he betrayed Vince McMahon and established a feud with the, then heel, Undertaker and the Corporate Ministry , and would sometimes find himself fighting alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin.

^ The Undertaker Top Ten Modern Rock Songs of the 1990's The decade of the 1990's brought about a whole new dimension into rock music.

^ July 21, 2002 - Vengeance : The Rock defeats Kurt Angle & Undertaker in a triple threat match to capture the Undisputed title!

.During this feud, he sometimes found himself fighting alongside Steve Austin.^ Johnson eventually made his second face turn after he betrayed Vince McMahon and established a feud with the, then heel, Undertaker and the Corporate Ministry, and would sometimes find himself fighting alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin.
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^ Johnson eventually made his second face turn after he betrayed Vince McMahon and established a feud with the, then heel, Undertaker and the Corporate Ministry , and would sometimes find himself fighting alongside Stone Cold Steve Austin.

^ When Steve Austin returned, they once again feuded, with the Rock defeating Austin at WrestleMania XIX ; this was the first time the Rock defeated Austin at WrestleMania, and Austin's last major appearance in a wrestling role.

.Rock defeated Triple H at Over the Edge before losing to WWF Champion The Undertaker at King of the Ring.^ January 15, 2001 - RAW: The Undertaker & Rikishi defeated Kane & The Rock.

^ April 5, 1999 - RAW: The Big Show defeated Triple H & The Rock w/Shane McMahon in a Handicap match by DQ when Chyna interfered.

^ An Interview with The Rock - April 18, 2002, Features IGN FilmForce sits down with the WWF legend to talk about taking the throne as The Scorpion King .
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[43][44] .He continued his rivalry with Triple H, after losing to him in a number one contender's match at Fully Loaded.^ July 26, 1998 - Fully Loaded: The Rock vs Triple H w/Chyna went to a draw in a Best 2/3 Falls IC Title match.

^ July 25, 1999 - Fully Loaded: Triple H defeated The Rock in a #1 Contenders match with help from Chyna & Billy Gunn.

^ July 19, 2000 - SmackDown!: Chris Benoit & Triple H defeated The Rock & Chris Jericho by DQ. July 23, 2000 - Fully Loaded: The Rock defeated Chris Benoit to retain the WWF Title.

[45]

The Rock 'n' Sock Connection (1999)

Later on, besides feuding with Triple H, The Rock also feuded with Mr. Ass throughout the summer of 1999, including a "Kiss My Ass" match at SummerSlam.[46] .In the fall of the same year, The Rock found himself in several singles and tag team championship opportunities.^ In the fall, the Rock found himself in several WWF Championship opportunities, both in singles and tag.

^ He made his wrestling debut in the USWA under the name Flex Kavanah where he won the tag team championship with Bret Sawyer.
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^ Hannah Montana Concert The "Rock", Dwayne Johnson, is Single After 17 years of marriage, Dwayne Johnson and his wife are calling it quits.

.He teamed with former enemy Mankind to create the Rock 'n' Sock Connection, after The Rock challenged the team of The Undertaker and The Big Show, which led to Mankind offering his help.^ He teamed with now former enemy Mankind to create the " Rock 'n' Sock Connection " and won the WWF Tag Team Titles .

^ He teamed with now former enemy Mankind to create the "Rock 'n' Sock Connection" and won the WWF Tag Team Titles.
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^ This feud lasted until the February 15, 1999 edition of Raw, where The Rock regained the WWF Title in a Ladder Match after The Big Show chokeslammed Mankind off a ladder.
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[47] .The Rock accepted, and they went on to win the WWF Tag Team Championship three times.^ He made his wrestling debut in the USWA under the name Flex Kavanah where he won the tag team championship with Bret Sawyer.
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^ He proved to be so popular that in 2000, his autobiography, The Rock Says..., went straight to No 1 on The New York Times bestseller list.

^ Branded as "losers" by the world around them - both inside and outside the center - they are gradually molded into a winning team by their hard-driving probation officer/coach, Sean Porter (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson).
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[48][49][50] .Aside from the championships, the team was regarded as one of the most entertaining teams in history, as Mankind imitated The Rock, who ignored Mankind, with both wrestlers having support from the crowd.^ Aside from the championships, the team was regarded as one of the most entertaining teams in recent memory, where Mankind would imitate The Rock, while The Rock would mostly ignore Mankind.

^ This was specifically when Christian (who was the WWE Intercontinental Champion at the time) labeled himself as the New People's champion (based around the fact that Christian was labeled by The Rock as his "favorite wrestler".

^ But is the dynamic presence of celebrity wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson who remains an insurmountable force.
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.The team was also involved in a segment which occurred on Raw is War called "This Is Your Life", in which Mankind brought out people from The Rock's past, such as his high school girlfriend and gym teacher.^ The team was also involved in a segment which occurred on Raw called "This Is Your Life" , in which Mankind brought out people from The Rock's past, such as his high school girlfriend and gym teacher.

^ Officially proclaimed himself "The Rock" during a promo where he attacked Ron Simmons (Faarooq) in a "WWF Raw Is War" (1997) telecast.
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^ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was seen coming out of the Gold’s Gym yesterday.

.The segment earned an 8.4 Nielsen rating and is, to this day, one of the single highest rated segments in terms of viewership in Raw history.^ The segment is to this day the single highest rated segment in terms of viewership in Raw history.

^ If you look at the top grossing movies throughout history, rarely are they the ones that have a "R" rating.
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[48][51]

Feuds for the WWF Championship (2000–2001)

The Rock making his entrance at WrestleMania X-Seven, Houston.
.At Royal Rumble in early 2000, The Rock entered in the Royal Rumble match and lasted until he and The Big Show were the final two men.^ March 13, 2000 - RAW: The Rock defeated The Big Show in a Contenders match.

^ In January 2000, The Rock entered in the WWF's annual Royal Rumble match and lasted until he and the Big Show were the final two men.

^ WWE: Royal Rumble 2000 (1999) .
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.In the final moment of the match, The Big Show was seemingly going to throw The Rock over the top rope in a running powerslam-like position, but when they got to the apron The Rock reversed the throw, sending The Big Show to the outside floor and then came back up.^ In a scripted move, the Big Show was going to seemingly dump the Rock over the top rope in a running powerslam-like position, and when they got to the apron, the Rock reversed it on the Big Show, sending the BigShow to the outside floor and then coming back up with the rest of his body.

^ I just let go of any normal movie expectations and sat back to enjoy the freak show that is Southland Tales.
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^ I was reading on Dwayne Centrel that the shooting is expected to go up til middle of this month so you know if it’s gonna be done soon he’s back there.
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[52] .The Rock's feet, however, hit the floor first, although those watching the event did not see that.^ Those watching the event on PPV did not see The Rock's feet hit the floor.

^ The Big Show attempted to prove to the audience and to others, like Triple H , that the Rock's feet, not his, touched the mat first.

.The Big Show attempted to prove that The Rock's feet, not his, touched the ground first.^ The Big Show attempted to prove to the audience and to others, like Triple H , that the Rock's feet, not his, touched the mat first.

^ March 13, 2000 - RAW: The Rock defeated The Big Show in a Contenders match.

^ January 29, 2001 - RAW: The Rock defeated Chris Jericho & Chris Benoit & Big Show in a Fatal Four Way match.

.He provided video footage showing that he was the rightful winner.^ He did manage to prove it, by providing video footage showing that he was the rightful winner.

.Despite that, the decision that The Rock had won the Rumble match could not be reversed, so a number one contender's match for the WWF Championship at No Way Out was held, which saw The Big Show come out on top after Shane McMahon interfered, knocking The Rock in the head with a steel chair as he attempted to finish off his opponent with a People's Elbow.^ The decision that The Rock had won the Rumble match could not be reversed, so a number one contendership match at No Way Out 2000 was held, which saw the Big Show come out on top after Shane McMahon interfered, knocking The Rock in the head with a steel chair as he attempted to finish off his opponent with the Rock Bottom.

^ She is not the one for him, NO WAY!!
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^ March 13, 2000 - RAW: The Rock defeated The Big Show in a Contenders match.

[53] .The Rock later defeated The Big Show on March 13, 2000 edition of Raw is War to regain the right to face the WWF Champion, Triple H, at WrestleMania 2000 in a Fatal Four-Way Elimination match where The Big Show and Mick Foley competed, as well.^ August 17, 2000 - SmackDown!: Triple H defeated The Rock (WWF Champion) in a Non-Title match.

^ March 13, 2000 - RAW: The Rock defeated The Big Show in a Contenders match.

^ Showing 1-13 of 13 Matching Items .

[54][55] .Each competitor had a McMahon in their corner; for Triple H, his on-screen wife and then off-screen girlfriend Stephanie McMahon; for Mick Foley, the matriarch Linda McMahon; for The Rock, Vince McMahon; and in Big Show's corner, Shane McMahon.^ Vince McMahon has received executive producer credits in some of the Rock's films).
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^ April 1, 2001 - Wrestlemania X-7: Steve Austin defeated The Rock in a "No DQ" match to win the WWF World Title, Vince McMahon helped Austin win.

^ March 13, 2000 - RAW: The Rock defeated The Big Show in a Contenders match.

[55][56] .Triple H retained the title when Vince betrayed The Rock, giving him two chair shots, allowing Triple H to pin The Rock for the three-count.^ Triple H retained the title when Vince turned on The Rock, giving him two vicious chair shots, allowing Triple H to pin The Rock for the three-count.

^ August 26, 1999 - SmackDown!: Triple H defeated The Rock to retain the WWF Title with Shawn Michaels as referee.

^ September 2, 1999 - SmackDown!: Mankind vs The Rock ended in a Double DQ in a #1 contenders match with Shane McMahon as referee, Mankind & The Rock defeated Triple H & Shane McMahon w/Chyna to retain the Tag Team Titles.

[56][57]
The Rock taunts Rob Van Dam at ringside.
.Over the next couple of months The Rock feuded with Triple H over the WWF Championship.^ The Rock later lost the WWF Championship to Kurt Angle at WWF No Mercy 2000 in October .

^ The Rock lost the WWF Title to Austin at that event, and continued his feud with Austin until May 1999.

^ August 17, 2000 - SmackDown!: Triple H defeated The Rock (WWF Champion) in a Non-Title match.

.A month after the match at WrestleMania 2000, The Rock had a rematch with Triple H at Backlash in which The Rock won his fourth WWF Championship, after Stone Cold Steve Austin made a brief return and intervened on The Rock's behalf.^ April 25, 1999 - Backlash: Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated The Rock to retain the WWF Title.

^ Published 6/6/2007 More topics: Stone Cold Steve Austin .

^ He made his wrestling debut in the USWA under the name Flex Kavanah where he won the tag team championship with Bret Sawyer.
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[58][59][60] .Later, at Judgment Day, the two had an Iron Man match with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee, that saw The Undertaker return.^ Over the next couple of months The Rock feuded with Triple H over the Championship, and going on to having several classic matches, such as an Iron Man match against The Game at WWF Judgment Day 2000 , which starred Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee and saw the return of The Undertaker , The Rock would lose the title as a result of Undertaker's interference attacking Triple H. The following night on Raw, The Rock would get his revenge, and along with The Undertaker, took out the entire McMahon-Helmsley regime.

^ May 21, 2000 - Judgment Day: Triple H defeated The Rock in a Ironman match to win the WWF World Title, Shawn Michaels was the Special guest referee.

^ August 26, 1999 - SmackDown!: Triple H defeated The Rock to retain the WWF Title with Shawn Michaels as referee.

[61] .The Rock got disqualified and lost the title, as a result of The Undertaker attacking Triple H.[61] The following night on Raw is War, The Rock got his revenge, taking out the entire McMahon-Helmsley Faction with the help of The Undertaker.^ Officially proclaimed himself "The Rock" during a promo where he attacked Ron Simmons (Faarooq) in a "WWF Raw Is War" (1997) telecast.
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^ July 20, 1998 - RAW: The Rock defeated X-Pac by Disqualification to retain the Intercontinental Title.

^ July 22, 2002 - RAW : The Rock defeats Eddie Guerrero in his first title defense..

[62] .He later won his fifth WWF Championship at King of the Ring in a tag team match, which saw him team up with Kane and The Undertaker to fight Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and Triple H.[63][64] He successfully defended the championship against superstars such as Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle, Triple H, Kane, The Undertaker, and Shane McMahon.^ He made his wrestling debut in the USWA under the name Flex Kavanah where he won the tag team championship with Bret Sawyer.
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^ In 2001, after having won his sixth championship belt, Johnson made his feature acting debut as The Scorpion King in "The Mummy Returns."
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^ The Rock defeats Chris Benoit in a non-title match with Brock Lesnar standing at ringside..

[59][65][66]
.The Rock later lost the WWF Championship to Angle at No Mercy in October.^ October 23, 2000 - RAW: Kurt Angle vs The Rock & Triple H ended in a No Contest.

^ October 12, 1998 - RAW: Steve Austin & The Rock vs Kane & The Undertaker ended in a No Contest.

^ October 21, 2001 - No Mercy : Chris Jericho defeats The Rock for the WCW title..

[59][67] .During this time, he feuded with Rikishi and defeated him at Survivor Series.^ November 16, 2000 - SmackDown!: The Rock defeated Chris Benoit by DQ. November 19, 2000 - Survivor Series: The Rock defeated Rikishi.

^ World Wrestling Federation - The Corporate Champion : November 15, 1998 - Survivor Series: The Rock defeated Triple H (1st Round).

^ November 1, 1999 - RAW: The Rock defeated Roaddog by DQ. November 4, 1999 - SmackDown!: Degeneration X defeated Shane McMahon & Kane & The Rock & Steve Austin in a Survivor Series match.

[59][68] .He also participated in a six-man Hell in a Cell match at Armageddon for the WWF Championship, in which Kurt Angle retained the title.^ April 1, 2001 - Wrestlemania X-7: Steve Austin defeated The Rock in a "No DQ" match to win the WWF World Title, Vince McMahon helped Austin win.

^ August 17, 2000 - SmackDown!: Triple H defeated The Rock (WWF Champion) in a Non-Title match.

^ July 21, 2002 - Vengeance : The Rock defeats Kurt Angle & Undertaker in a triple threat match to capture the Undisputed title!

[59][69] .Around that same time, Rock held the WWF Tag Team Championship with The Undertaker and the duo exchanged the titles with Edge and Christian.^ December 18, 2000 - RAW: The Rock & The Undertaker defeated Edge & Christian to win the Tag Team Titles.

^ April 1, 2001 - Wrestlemania X-7: Steve Austin defeated The Rock in a "No DQ" match to win the WWF World Title, Vince McMahon helped Austin win.

^ February 1, 1999 - RAW: Mankind defeated The Rock to win the WWF Heavyweight Title..

[59][70]
.In 2001, The Rock continued his feud with Angle over the WWF Championship and eventually settled it at No Way Out.^ February 25, 2001 - No Way Out: The Rock defeated Kurt Angle to win the WWF Federation Title.

^ October 23, 2000 - RAW: Kurt Angle vs The Rock & Triple H ended in a No Contest.

^ October 21, 2001 - No Mercy : Chris Jericho defeats The Rock for the WCW title..

.After a battle that saw both wrestlers kick out of each other's finishers, The Rock finally came out on top and regained the WWF Championship.^ The Rock had the Skull Belt and was going to bury it until Austin came out and brawled with The Rock.

^ Raylene Says: September 11th, 2008 at 11:44 pm He’s scared of the backlash that came out when people saw him with her and reacted.
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^ He might not ever wrestle again, but surely he would get a big kick out of stepping onto a stage and proclaiming "FINALLY....".
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[59][71][72] .Afterwards, he feuded with the Royal Rumble winner, Stone Cold Steve Austin.^ Published 6/6/2007 More topics: Stone Cold Steve Austin .

^ He also was the winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble.
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^ Was the first person to ever kick out of the "Stone Cold Stunner" while fighting Stone Cold Steve Austin (Steve Austin) at Wrestlemania XV. .
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The Rock went into WrestleMania X-Seven as the WWF Champion, but he was defeated after Austin used Mr. McMahon to win the title.[59][73] .During a Steel Cage match with Austin in a rematch for the WWF Championship on the following night's Raw is War, Triple H came down to the ring with a sledgehammer.^ Officially proclaimed himself "The Rock" during a promo where he attacked Ron Simmons (Faarooq) in a "WWF Raw Is War" (1997) telecast.
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^ April 1, 2001 - Wrestlemania X-7: Steve Austin defeated The Rock in a "No DQ" match to win the WWF World Title, Vince McMahon helped Austin win.

^ August 17, 2000 - SmackDown!: Triple H defeated The Rock (WWF Champion) in a Non-Title match.

.Many thought he was coming to aid The Rock, due to the hatred between Austin and Triple H (and an argument with Vince earlier in the night), but it transpired that he had joined the Austin/McMahon partnership by hitting The Rock instead.^ April 1, 2001 - Wrestlemania X-7: Steve Austin defeated The Rock in a "No DQ" match to win the WWF World Title, Vince McMahon helped Austin win.

^ December 7, 1998 - RAW: Steve Austin & Mankind defeated The Rock & The Undertaker by DQ. December 13, 1998 - Rock Bottom: Mankind defeated The Rock by Submission (Rock retained the belt due to a reversal by Vince McMahon.

^ February 23, 2002 - No Way Out : The Rock defeats Hulk Hogan after Vince McMahon pulls a screwjob finish on Hulkamania..

[74] .Austin and Triple H became a tag team and called themselves "The Two-Man Power Trip".[75] Rock went on to film the movie "The Mummy Returns" after a storyline suspension.^ He returned in 2001 during the WCW/ECW invasion where he joined a team of WWE wrestlers at The Scorpion King (2002), a prequel to The Mummy Returns (2001).
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^ With The Rock and company clearly winking at the audience throughout the film, it is clear that he had a great time making his first major movie.
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^ With "The Rock" and company clearly winking at the audience throughout the film, it is clear that he had a great time making his first major movie.
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[13]

The Invasion and the return back from Hollywood (2001–2002)

.He returned in late July 2001 and had to decide if he wanted to join the WWF or The Alliance during The Invasion, eventually siding with the WWF.[59] At SummerSlam, The Rock defeated Booker T to win the WCW Championship.^ WWE: Summerslam 2001 (2001) WWF: Summerslam 2001 .
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^ In 2001, after having won his sixth championship belt, Johnson made his feature acting debut as The Scorpion King in "The Mummy Returns."
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^ Officially proclaimed himself "The Rock" during a promo where he attacked Ron Simmons (Faarooq) in a "WWF Raw Is War" (1997) telecast.
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[59][76][77] .He lost the WCW Championship to Chris Jericho, with whom he won the WWF Tag Team Championship around the same time, at No Mercy.^ He also won the WWF Intercontinental Championship twice and is a former 5 time WWF Tag Team Champion.
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^ October 21, 2001 - No Mercy : Chris Jericho defeats The Rock for the WCW title..

^ Win the ECW, WWE and World Championship at the same time?
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[78][79]
Johnson at a WWE event, 2002
.Rock defeated Jericho on November 5 edition of WWF Raw for his second WCW Championship.^ October 30, 2000 - RAW: The Rock defeated Chris Jericho.

^ November 20, 2000 - RAW: Chris Jericho & The Rock defeated Rikishi & Kane.

^ Officially proclaimed himself "The Rock" during a promo where he attacked Ron Simmons (Faarooq) in a "WWF Raw Is War" (1997) telecast.
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[80] .The Rock ultimately decided to join the WWF in its battle against The Alliance and was involved in a "Winner Takes All" match at Survivor Series, which saw him end up one on one with Steve Austin.^ The Rock was also involved in a match at Survivor Series 2001 which saw him defeat Stone Cold Steve Austin in a Classic Survivor Series match to end The Alliance once and for all.

^ Johnson's popularity as The Rock propelled him to the WWF Championship at the 1998 Survivor Series at age 26, thus becoming the first World Champion of African-American descent in WWF history and at the time the youngest WWF world champion ever.

^ November 18, 2001 - Survivor Series : The Rock pins Stone Cold to win the WWF vs WCW winner-take all elimination match..

.The Rock seemed to be superior to Austin, until Chris Jericho, who was also a member of team WWF and was eliminated a few minutes before that point, came inside the ring and attacked The Rock.^ Point I'm getting to is the latest is the Attack between Fans and Wrestler Chris Jericho where he was getting jeered harshly after a househow and while driving away got swarmed around his vehicle to where he got out and actually hit a woman and then got in then back out of the vehicle and pushed a man to the ground.
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^ The Rock lost the WWF Title to Austin at that event, and continued his feud with Austin until May 1999.

^ October 21, 2001 - No Mercy : Chris Jericho defeats The Rock for the WCW title..

.Austin took advantage of that and tried to defeat The Rock, but Kurt Angle, a supposed teammate of Austin, proved out to be a mole planted by Vince McMahon and hit Austin in the head with a title belt, allowing The Rock to eliminate him, destroying The Alliance once and for all.^ The Rock later lost the WWF Championship to Kurt Angle at WWF No Mercy 2000 in October .

^ July 22, 2002 - RAW : The Rock defeats Eddie Guerrero in his first title defense..

^ The Rock defeats Chris Benoit in a non-title match with Brock Lesnar standing at ringside..

[59][81] .The Rock closed out the year losing the WCW Championship to Chris Jericho at Vengeance as Jericho became the first Undisputed WWF Champion.^ The Rock closed out the year losing the WCW Championship to Chris Jericho at Vengeance , who would go on later to become the first WWF Undisputed Champion .

^ Royal Rumble 2002 : Chris Jericho pins The Rock to retain the Undisputed Championship..

^ Johnson's popularity as The Rock propelled him to the WWF Championship at the 1998 Survivor Series at age 26, thus becoming the first World Champion of African-American descent in WWF history and at the time the youngest WWF world champion ever.

[82]
.In early 2002, Rock feuded with Jericho and challenged him for the Undisputed Championship at Royal Rumble, but lost the match.^ Royal Rumble 2002 : Chris Jericho pins The Rock to retain the Undisputed Championship..

^ The Rock later lost the WWF Championship to Kurt Angle at WWF No Mercy 2000 in October .

^ The Rock lost the WWF Title to Austin at that event, and continued his feud with Austin until May 1999.

[83] .After losing to Jericho, Rock engaged in feuds and wrestled the likes of The Undertaker at No Way Out and Hollywood Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania X8.^ No Way Out : The Rock beats the Undertaker despite interference by Vince McMahon..

^ As 2002 came along, Vince McMahon introduced the nWo , and The Rock began a feud with Hollywood Hulk Hogan , which ended with a victory at WrestleMania X8 .

^ October 12, 1998 - RAW: Steve Austin & The Rock vs Kane & The Undertaker ended in a No Contest.

[84][85] .On July 21, The Rock won his record-breaking seventh and final WWE Championship, which was known as the WWE Undisputed Championship at the time.^ On July 21 , 2002 , The Rock would win his record-breaking seventh and final WWE Championship .

^ This was specifically when Christian (who was the WWE Intercontinental Champion at the time) labeled himself as the New People's champion (based around the fact that Christian was labeled by The Rock as his "favorite wrestler".

^ Johnson was a nine-time world champion in his career, including a record-setting seven-time WWE Champion; his last reign was as WWE Undisputed Champion in 2002.
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[86] .He defeated Kurt Angle and The Undertaker in a match at Vengeance, after he hit the Rock Bottom on Angle.^ January 15, 2001 - RAW: The Undertaker & Rikishi defeated Kane & The Rock.

^ April 5, 1999 - RAW: The Big Show defeated Triple H & The Rock w/Shane McMahon in a Handicap match by DQ when Chyna interfered.

^ The Rock would later win the WWF Championship again at King of The Ring 2000 against Triple H in a Tag Team matching pitting himself, Kane, and Undertaker versus Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and Triple H. The Rock would go on to defend the Championship against Superstars such as Chris Benoit , Kurt Angle , Triple H , Kane , The Undertaker , and Shane McMahon .

[86][87] .The Rock successfully defended the title at Global Warning against Triple H and Brock Lesnar by pinning Triple H, who then saved The Rock after Lesnar tried to ambush him after the match.^ The Rock defeats Chris Benoit in a non-title match with Brock Lesnar standing at ringside..

^ October 19, 1998 - RAW: The Rock defeated D'Lo Brown (European Champion) in a Non-Title match.

^ The Rock was also involved in a match at Survivor Series which saw him defeat Stone Cold Steve Austin in a Classic Survivor Series match to end The Alliance once and for all.
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[88] .Johnson finally dropped the WWE Undisputed Championship to Lesnar at SummerSlam, ending his final championship reign, and making Lesnar the youngest WWE Champion in history, a record previously held by The Rock.^ That same year, Johnson earned his seventh WWE Championship but began to focus more on his blossoming film career and dropping into wrestling events less frequently.
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^ March 29, 2008 - WWE Hall of Fame : The Rock electrified the crowd while inducting Rocky Johnson & Peter Maivia into the HOF..

^ Johnson's popularity as The Rock propelled him to the WWF Championship at the 1998 Survivor Series at age 26, thus becoming the first World Champion of African-American descent in WWF history and at the time the youngest WWF world champion ever.

[89]

Final heel turn (2003)

.The Rock's last villainous turn began on SmackDown! in January 2003, where he publicly criticized Hulk Hogan.^ February 2003, where he publicly criticized Hulk Hogan .

^ January 30, 2003 - Smackdown!

^ The Rock's last heel turn began on SmackDown!

[90] .Their WrestleMania X8 rematch at No Way Out ended with The Rock claiming victory again, with assistance from Vince McMahon and Sylvain Grenier.^ Their WrestleMania X8 rematch at No Way Out ended with The Rock claiming victory again, with assistance from Vince McMahon and Sylvain Grenier .

^ No Way Out : The Rock beats the Undertaker despite interference by Vince McMahon..

^ As 2002 came along, Vince McMahon introduced the nWo , and The Rock began a feud with Hollywood Hulk Hogan , which ended with a victory at WrestleMania X8 .

[59][70] .The Rock later drafted himself to the Raw brand and started a feud with The Hurricane and other fan favorites.^ The Rock later drafted himself to Raw and started a feud with The Hurricane and other babyfaces.

^ This was specifically when Christian (who was the WWE Intercontinental Champion at the time) labeled himself as the New People's champion (based around the fact that Christian was labeled by The Rock as his "favorite wrestler".

^ Due to this determination to sing cowboy songs and bring video game characters to life, the Rock's wrestling fans will have to get by without one of their favorites.
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[91] .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.^ Though not under contract with the WWE, the Rock makes every attempt to be on their RAW television show whenever the WWE are in either Los Angeles or his hometown of Miami.
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^ Officially proclaimed himself "The Rock" during a promo where he attacked Ron Simmons (Faarooq) in a "WWF Raw Is War" (1997) telecast.
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^ March 10, 2003 - RAW : The Rock is defeated by the Hurricane, when Steve Austin walks down to ringside and distracts the Rock!

[92]
.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.^ When Steve Austin returned, they once again feuded, with the Rock defeating Austin at WrestleMania XIX ; this was the first time the Rock defeated Austin at WrestleMania, and Austin's last major appearance in a wrestling role.

^ Published 6/6/2007 More topics: Stone Cold Steve Austin .

^ This was his last appearance in a wrestling role.

[59][93] .The Rock then had a feud with Bill Goldberg, to whom Rock lost at Backlash.^ The Rock lost the WWF Title to Austin at that event, and continued his feud with Austin until May 1999.

^ April 7, 2003 - RAW : The Rock defeats Jeff Hardy, and then calls out Bill Goldberg just to decline his challenge for a match at Backlash!

^ April 14, 2003 - RAW : The Rock gives an interview via sattelite and says he isn't afraid of Bill Goldberg and accepts the challenge!

[59][94] .The Rock then turned into a fan favorite once more by engaging in a one night feud against Chris Jericho and Christian.^ After that, The Rock turned face once more by betraying Chris Jericho and Christian .

^ October 21, 2001 - No Mercy : Chris Jericho defeats The Rock for the WCW title..

^ Due to this determination to sing cowboy songs and bring video game characters to life, the Rock's wrestling fans will have to get by without one of their favorites.
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[95] .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."^ No wonder the wrestler-turned-actor was in a good mood when we met as he begins to reflect on the seriousness of fatherhood.
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^ The Rock got into a war of words with the self-proclaimed NEW People's Champion, Christian -- Then did a Rock-a-roony!

^ The charismatic superstar and the "People's Champion" is known to millions of wrestling fans as "The Rock" inside the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) ring.
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[95][96]

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).^ His last in-ring appearance was at WrestleMania XX in 2004.
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^ March 14, 2004 - Wrestlemania XX : Randy Orton & Batista & Ric Flair beat Mick Foley & The Rock when Orton pinned Foley!

^ March 1, 2004 - RAW : Mick Foley brings in The Rock to help him fight off Evolution (Randy Orton, Batista & Ric Flair)..

[3] .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.^ One humorous bit involved Rock hosting his own version of "This is Your Life" for Foley on an edition of Raw.

^ March 8, 2004 - RAW : The Rock hosts "Mick Foley: This is your Life" but he and Mick got beat up by Evolution afterwards!

^ The team was also involved in a segment which occurred on Raw called "This Is Your Life" , in which Mankind brought out people from The Rock's past, such as his high school girlfriend and gym teacher.

[59][97] .Rock reunited with Foley after five years, as the Rock 'n' Sock Connection.^ He teamed with now former enemy Mankind to create the " Rock 'n' Sock Connection " and won the WWF Tag Team Titles .

^ December 8, 2003 - RAW : The Rock makes a surprise appearance to surprise Mike Foley with a RockNSock Connection reunion!

^ Former World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champion (with Mankind (Mick Foley) in "The Rock 'n Sock Connection").
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.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.[59][98] As of 2010, this was Rock's last match.^ March 14, 2004 - Wrestlemania XX : Randy Orton & Batista & Ric Flair beat Mick Foley & The Rock when Orton pinned Foley!

^ Rock and Foley would go on to lose to Orton, Ric Flair , and Batista at Wrestlemania when Orton pinned Foley.

^ When Steve Austin returned, they once again feuded, with the Rock defeating Austin at WrestleMania XIX ; this was the first time the Rock defeated Austin at WrestleMania, and Austin's last major appearance in a wrestling role.

[59]
.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.^ He made sporadic appearances in the WWE following Wrestlemania, including standing up for Eugene and helping Foley turn back La Resistance .

^ Though not under contract with the WWE, the Rock makes every attempt to be on their RAW television show whenever the WWE are in either Los Angeles or his hometown of Miami.
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^ What makes you think just cause pictures got out about her and the news that she’s his girlfriend became public made him break up with her?
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[11] .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.^ He ended the segment by giving Jonathan Coachman a rock-bottom and People's Elbow.

^ His last appearance to date in WWE was hosting a "Pie-Eating Contest" during the 2004 WWE Diva Search.

^ The Rock was given the title of "Son of Malietoa", by his Highness Malietoa Tanumafili II. August 23, 2004 - RAW : The Rock makes a surprise appearance on RAW hosting a DivaSearch Pie Eating contest..

[11] After this appearance, Johnson reported in several interviews that he was no longer under contract with WWE.[11] 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.[99]
.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.^ March 29, 2008 - WWE Hall of Fame : The Rock electrified the crowd while inducting Rocky Johnson & Peter Maivia into the HOF..

^ June 21, 2004 - RAW in Miami : The Rock made a surprise appearance and got into a confrontation with Randy Orton..

^ March 31, 2003 - RAW : The Rock's "Appreciation" ceremony is cut short when Bill Goldberg appears and spears Rock in the ring!

.He correctly "predicted" that Bobby Lashley would defeat Umaga at WrestleMania 23 in Donald Trump and Vince McMahon's "Battle of the Billionaires" match.^ April 1, 2001 - Wrestlemania X-7: Steve Austin defeated The Rock in a "No DQ" match to win the WWF World Title, Vince McMahon helped Austin win.

^ March 12, 2007 - RAW : The Rock cut a promo on the Titantron about the Battle of the Billionaires match at WrestleMania..

^ February 23, 2002 - No Way Out : The Rock defeats Hulk Hogan after Vince McMahon pulls a screwjob finish on Hulkamania..

[100]
.On March 29, 2008, The Rock inducted his father, Rocky Johnson, and his grandfather, Peter Maivia into the WWE Hall of Fame.^ Published 12/29/2008 More topics: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame .

^ March 29, 2008 - WWE Hall of Fame : The Rock electrified the crowd while inducting Rocky Johnson & Peter Maivia into the HOF..

^ His father was African-American wrestler Rocky Johnson and his maternal grandfather was Samoan wrestler, High Chief Peter Maivia.
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.During his induction speech he roasted WWE superstars such as John Cena, Santino Marella, Chris Jericho, Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, and Steve Austin.^ Febuary 24, 2003 - RAW : The Rock jumps ship to RAW and targets RAW Superstar of the Decade, Stone Cold Steve Austin..

^ February 19, 2001 - RAW: The Rock & Steve Austin defeated Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit.

^ Vengeance 2001 : Chris Jericho defeated The Rock to win the World title, and later unified with the WWF title by beating Steve Austin..

[101] .In September 2009, Johnson appeared at a World Xtreme Wrestling show in order to support longtime friend and mentor Jimmy Snuka's daughters debut in professional wrestling.^ Jackson and Johnson are Other Guys - September 23, 2009, News The Rock, Mace Windu, Batman, Punisher, and Ghost Rider's girlfriend cast.
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^ Archive Content Biography Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2 , 1972 ) is an American actor and third-generation professional wrestler , best known for his time in World Wrestling Entertainment as The Rock .

^ January 27, 2002: The Rock appears of the debut episode of the Jimmy Kimmel Show on ABC..

[102]
.On October 2, 2009, on the 10th anniversary of SmackDown, The Rock made a special appearance in a pre-recorded video where he talked about SmackDown's anniversary.^ February 8, 2005, News We talk to The Rock about upcoming projects and working with Will Ferrell.
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^ June 21, 2004 - RAW in Miami : The Rock made a surprise appearance and got into a confrontation with Randy Orton..

^ October 7, 1999 - SmackDown!: The Rock defeated Val Venis in a No DQ match.

.He also hinted about "guest hosting" Raw in the near future.^ Perhaps he will do a guest hosting gig on Raw to promote this cause?
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.In an interview with Sports Illustrated to promote his new film, Tooth Fairy, The Rock mentioned that he was supposed to host Raw in January 2010, but had to be in Mexico to promote the movie so he had to cancel.^ Film review: Tooth Fairy (2 stars).
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^ The hunk can float between kid friendly fair , like his forthcoming The Tooth Fairy , and action films like Faster which he recently signed on for.
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^ Perhaps he will do a guest hosting gig on Raw to promote this cause?
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However, he said he should be back to host sometime this summer. He has also said that he doesn't want to return to WWE just to host, but wants to do something special that "will entertain the fans in ways that they haven't been entertained in years".[103]

Television and film career

Dwayne Johnson photographed by Jerry Avenaim for Vanity Fair in 2001.
.The success of Johnson's in-ring character allowed him to cross over into mainstream popularity, and he appeared on Wyclef Jean's 2000 single "It Doesn't Matter" and the accompanying video.^ Credits Career Milestones Next Appearance Actor Dwayne Johnson started his showbiz career as “The Rock,” one of the most decorated champions in the Worldwide Wrestling Federation and one of the its most popular characters, before applying his commanding presence and personal charisma into a successful film acting career.
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^ However, yesterday The Artist Formerly Known As Dwayne Johnson popped into town and we pitched along to ask him some questions.
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^ Dwayne Johnson decided to go into the business that his family specialized in for decades before him - Wrestling!!

[104][105] .That same year, he hosted Saturday Night Live.^ The following year, he was seen in "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN, 1995-2001), but it was a hosting slot on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) that made Hollywood take notice.
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^ In a 2000 episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live" (1975), proved his acting and singing abilities by performing in various skits throughout the show.
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^ For the past three years CNN has honored heroes, and this year Anderson Cooper hosted the event at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood Saturday night.
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[106] .Fellow wrestlers Triple H, The Big Show, and Mick Foley appeared on the show.^ April 5, 1999 - RAW: The Big Show defeated Triple H & The Rock w/Shane McMahon in a Handicap match by DQ when Chyna interfered.

^ February 28, 2000 - RAW: The Rock defeated The Big Show & Triple H by DQ. March 2, 2000 - SmackDown!: The Rock defeated Triple H & The Big Show.

^ April 2, 2000 - Wrestlemania 2000: Triple H w/Steph defeated The Rock w/Vince & Mick Foley w/Linda & Big Show w/Shane in a Fatal Four Way match to retain the WWF Title, after Vince turned on The Rock.

[3][107] According to Johnson, it was due to the success of that episode that he began receiving offers from Hollywood studios.[108]
.Johnson filmed guest roles on Star Trek: Voyager and That '70s Show, where he played his father, Rocky Johnson.^ After flexing his acting muscles on television in Saturday Night Live, That '70s Show (in which he played his own father), and The Net, the Rock made his feature debut with his role as the dreaded Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns (2001).
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^ His father was African-American wrestler Rocky Johnson and his maternal grandfather was Samoan wrestler, High Chief Peter Maivia.
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^ In 1999, the WWF champion and certified pop culture phenomena made the first of many guest spots on TV comedies playing dad Rocky Maivia on “That 70’s Show” (Fox, 1998-2006).
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.His motion picture debut was a brief appearance as The Scorpion King in the opening sequence of The Mummy Returns.^ The Scorpion King – $36M opening 3.
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^ The Rock appeared in the motion film "The Mummy Returns" playing the character of The Scorpion King..

^ In 2001, after having won his sixth championship belt, Johnson made his feature acting debut as The Scorpion King in "The Mummy Returns."
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His character later appears in the climax as a CGI Character.[3][106] .The film's financial success led to his first leading role starring in the follow-up, The Scorpion King.^ Although his screen time was limited, he displayed a strong, charismatic presence and the studio smelled success, developing Johnson’s own starring vehicle with "The Scorpion King" (2002) and offering the first-time lead an unheard-of $5.5 million dollar salary.
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^ Based on early reaction to his starring role in the tongue-in-cheek period adventure "The Scorpion King", "The Rock", movie star, is a foregone conclusion, writes Paul Fischer.
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^ Although his name is Dwayne Johnson, he's credited with his wrestling name when starring in "The Scorpion King," "The Rundown," "Walking Tall" and his latest film "Be Cool," opening Friday (March 4) in which he plays a flamboyantly gay body guard.
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[3] .He was considered for the lead in a feature-length Johnny Bravo film, but it was canceled during production.^ This was production company HandMade Films’ first animated feature.
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[7]
.Since his last WWE match in 2004, he has quit wrestling and focused solely on acting.^ His last match in the WWE before leaving to film The Rundown (2003) was against...
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^ He gained mainstream fame as a standout in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), then the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), from 1996 to 2004.
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^ His last match in the WWE before leaving to film The Rundown (2003) was against Bill Goldberg at the 2003 Backlash Pay-Per-View.
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[109] .He also continued to make television appearances, including Disney Channel's hit show Cory in the House, in the episode entitled “Never the Dwayne Shall Meet.”[110] Though Johnson is no longer active with WWE, the company continues to sell "The Rock" merchandise, and Johnson continues to be featured prominently in the opening montages of their television programming.^ Dwayne the rock Johnson .
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^ Dwayne Johnson first came into our lives as the wrestling champ better known as “The Rock,” but despite his big and burly exterio,r he has no problems showing a little “bro-mantic” affection.
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^ Though not under contract with the WWE, the Rock makes every attempt to be on their RAW television show whenever the WWE are in either Los Angeles or his hometown of Miami.
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[7] The Rock has continued to show a multitude of his acting/talent skills including film roles like the cocky famous football player Joe Kingman in The Game Plan, and in Get Smart where he played Agent 23.
.Johnson was featured in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records for having the highest salary as an actor in his first starring role, receiving $5.5 million.^ His $5.5-million paycheck for The Scorpion King (2002) earned him a listing in the Guinness Book of World Records, as his salary was the highest for any actor receiving top billing for the first time.
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^ For this film, he received the highest salary for an actor in his first starring role, earning $5.5 million.
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^ Although his screen time was limited, he displayed a strong, charismatic presence and the studio smelled success, developing Johnson’s own starring vehicle with "The Scorpion King" (2002) and offering the first-time lead an unheard-of $5.5 million dollar salary.
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[111][112] .He appeared at the 80th Academy Awards on February 24, 2008 as a presenter for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.^ IGN Presents the History of Wrestling Games - November 12, 2008, Features The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.
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^ In 2008, he was nominated for Best Movie Actor at the Kid's Choice Awards for his role in The Game Plan.
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^ Himself The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV) ....
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[113] .He was nominated for Favorite Movie Actor at the 2008 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards for his role in The Game Plan, but lost out to Johnny Depp, who won for his performance in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.^ There are a lot of people out there who did not know who he was until he did his last few movies, particularly the game plan, and they like him and dont know about all this scandal with hash browns.
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^ Clint Eastwood is my favorite actor, some Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, movies where they take time in telling the story.
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^ People don't realize, I have such a respect for actors who give convincing horror performances as you did.
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[114][115]
.On March 20, 2009, Johnson appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.^ JAY - March 14th, 2009 at 11:49 pm Witch Mountain was fantastic .
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^ Himself "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" ....
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^ El_Gordo - March 15th, 2009 at 3:20 am Yes, of course.
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.Johnson hosted the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on March 28. Johnson also appeared on the Wizards of Waverly Place episode "Art Teacher" as part of his stint with The Walt Disney Company.^ Maintaining his image as a positive role model for kids, which led him to choose light, campy roles that often riled critics, Johnson served as the host of “Nickelodeon’s 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards” in 2009, which he followed with an appearance as himself on an episode of the supernatural tween series, “Wizards of Waverly Place” (Disney Channel, 2007- ).
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^ Although the choice of WHICH parts had American, English and especially German accents bothered me a LOT. There's a terrible bit with kids though.
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^ BenBoychuk - March 15th, 2009 at 1:01 am If only Warners had done a better job marketing "Watchmen" to kids… .
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.Johnson has made various guest appearances on Saturday Night Live, reviving his character of "The Rock Obama". The character is a satire of The Hulk.^ After flexing his acting muscles on television in Saturday Night Live, That '70s Show (in which he played his own father), and The Net, the Rock made his feature debut with his role as the dreaded Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns (2001).
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^ In March 2009, he guest-hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 1975- ), where he starred in a memorable sketch called “The Rock Obama,” playing the angry, Hulk-like version of Fred Armison's President Barack Obama, who deals with political opponents by throwing them out of a White House window.
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^ Scorpion SNL: "The Rock Obama" Saturday Night Live's most recent episode, hosted by Dwayne Johnson formerly known as "the Rock", attempted a little Barack Obama satire in a skit suggesting that when Obama gets angry he turns into "The Rock Obama", played Dwayne Johnson in black face.

When you make Barack Obama angry, he turns into "The Rock Obama".[116]

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1999 Beyond the Mat Himself Documentary
That '70s Show Rocky Johnson Episode: "That Wrestling Show"
The Net Brody Episode: "Last Man Standing"
2000 Longshot The Mugger
Star Trek: Voyager The Champion Episode: "Tsunkatse"
2001 The Mummy Returns Mathayus the Scorpion King
2002 The Scorpion King Mathayus the Scorpion King
2003 The Rundown Beck "[Welcome to the jungle (UK title)]]"
2004 Walking Tall Chris Vaughn
2005 Be Cool Elliot Wilhelm
Doom Sarge
2006 Gridiron Gang Sean Porter
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Agent Rick Smith Cameo
The Game Plan Joe Kingman Last movie to use ring name "The Rock"
Southland Tales Boxer Santaros
2008 Get Smart Agent 23
2009 Race to Witch Mountain Jack Bruno
Planet 51 Capt. Charles 'Chuck' Baker Voice
2010 Tooth Fairy Derek Thompson / Tooth Fairy
The Other Guys Officer Danson (post-production)
Faster Driver[117] (filming)[118]
2011 Jonny Quest Race Bannon[119] (pre-production)

Personal life, politics, and philanthropy

Dany Garcia and Johnson at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
.Johnson married Dany Garcia on May 3, 1997, a day after his 25th birthday.^ Married Dany Johnson the day after his 25th birthday.
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^ After all, his daughter, one Simone Alexandra Johnson was born just last August 14 to his wife of five years, Dany Garcia, a financial planner.
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^ Dany Garcia Cuban; CEO of a wealth management firm; met in 1991; married May 3, 1997; separated in June 2007 Back to Overview TV Listings .
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[120] .His best man at the wedding was fellow wrestler and long-time family friend Tonga Fifita, better known as Haku.^ Tonga Fifita, the wrestler known as Haku, was Best Man at Dwayne and Dany Johnson's wedding.
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^ I want to give my deepest sympathies to his family and friends and hope the media will leave his children alone during the saddest time in their lives.
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^ Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), better known by his former ring name The Rock, and occasionally credited as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is an American actor and former professional wrestler.
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.Johnson and his wife have a daughter, Simone Alexandra, born August 14, 2001.[120] On June 1, 2007, Johnson and Garcia announced that they would be splitting up after 10 years of marriage.^ Daughter: Simone Alexander Johnson (born August 14th 2001) .
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^ After all, his daughter, one Simone Alexandra Johnson was born just last August 14 to his wife of five years, Dany Garcia, a financial planner.
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^ Daughter with his wife, Dany Johnson, Simone Alexandra Johnson, was born in Davie, Florida.
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[120] .They indicated that their parting was amicable and that they would spend the rest of their lives together as best friends.^ They may be living together in the same house now and see each other every day.
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[120]
.In 2006, Johnson began "The Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation", which is known for its charitable work with at-risk and terminally ill children.^ Dwayne Johnson at work on "Planet 51" .
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^ Dwayne Johnson first came into our lives as the wrestling champ better known as “The Rock,” but despite his big and burly exterio,r he has no problems showing a little “bro-mantic” affection.
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^ But is the dynamic presence of celebrity wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson who remains an insurmountable force.
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[121] .On October 2, 2007, Johnson and his wife donated an additional $1 million to the University of Miami to support the renovation of its football facilities; it was noted as the largest donation ever given to the university's athletics department by former students.^ Johnson was also a collegiate football player, and in 1991, he was part of the Miami Hurricanes' National Championship team.
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^ Dwayne Johnson graduated from the University of Miami and signed a contract with the CFL's Calgary Stampeders..

^ With his wife, donated $2 million to the University of Miami for the new Robert and Judi Prokop Newman Alumni Center's living room, to be named "The Dany and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Living Room".
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.The University of Miami renamed the Hurricanes' locker room in Johnson's honor.^ Johnson was also a collegiate football player, and in 1991, he was part of the Miami Hurricanes' National Championship team.
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^ Dwayne played defensive tackle for the Hurricanes at the University of Miami and won a National Championship in 1991..

^ With that credit, he earned a scholarship to the University of Miami and the honor of being the first member of his family to attend college.
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[122]
.In 2000, Johnson attended both the 2000 Republican National Convention[3] and the 2000 Democratic National Convention,[123] giving a speech at the former.^ Attended the Republican National Convention in 2004 .
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^ Democratic National Convention (33) .
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^ She was very involved in politics and the Democratic National Committee; Eleanor Roosevelt attended her funeral.

.Both appearances were part of the WWE's non-partisan "Smackdown your Vote" campaign which aims to increase voting among young people without endorsing any candidate or party.^ It's a bit contradictory within the "Rock the Vote" campaign when rock musicians involved with the cause aren't best buddies with any particular Presidential candidate.

[124]
.Because his mother, Ata Fitisemanu Maivia, had royal blood, Samoan King Malietoa Tanumafili II bestowed Johnson with the noble title of Seiuli during his visit to Samoa in July 2004 in recognition of his service to the Samoan people.^ During a visit to Samoa in July 2004, he was anointed by Head of State Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II with the chiefly title of 'Seiuli, Son of Malietoa'.
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^ His father was African-American wrestler Rocky Johnson and his maternal grandfather was Samoan wrestler, High Chief Peter Maivia.
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^ The Rock was given the title of "Son of Malietoa", by his Highness Malietoa Tanumafili II. August 23, 2004 - RAW : The Rock makes a surprise appearance on RAW hosting a DivaSearch Pie Eating contest..

.He is therefore known in Samoan circles as Seiuli Dwayne Johnson.^ However, yesterday The Artist Formerly Known As Dwayne Johnson popped into town and we pitched along to ask him some questions.
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^ Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), better known by his former ring name The Rock, and occasionally credited as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is an American actor and former professional wrestler.
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^ Tonga Fifita, the wrestler known as Haku, was Best Man at Dwayne and Dany Johnson's wedding.
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[125] .He is a supporter of the Samoa national rugby union team, as the team's website during the run-up to the 2007 Rugby World Cup showed him holding a personalized Manu Samoa jersey with "The Rock" emblazoned on the back.^ It showed the potential of the genre, but now it just does not hold up with its replay value.
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^ World Wrestling Federation - The Heel : January 4, 2003 - House Show : The Rock makes a surprise appearance saving Booker T from a Jericho/Christian assault..

^ There was that rumor that he had several girls around him in Canada and he was showing up late to shoots and yakking on his cell phone making everyone wait on him.
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[126]
He has appeared on the UK Saturday morning show Soccer AM twice. .During his first appearance he became a fan of Macclesfield Town FC after drawing them out of the hat.^ The troubled singer delighted fans on Saturday during her appearance with The Specials in Essex.
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This resulted in the club making him an honorary season ticket holder as well as sending him a replica shirt. During his second appearance on the show he wore a team scarf and stated several facts concerning the club.
.Johnson is good friends with Arnold Schwarzenegger[127] and X-Men star, Hugh Jackman.^ Johnson has no illusions about "being the next Jimmy Stewart" but maybe the Arnold Schwarzenegger?
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^ Hugh Jackman X-Men Origins Wolverine .
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[128] .Michael Clarke Duncan and Johnson are also very close.^ The day we met, Johnson was preparing to shoot "this amazing fight sequence with Michael Clarke Duncan.
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^ Is good friends with actor Michael Clarke Duncan.
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^ While filming The Scorpion King (2002), accidentally hit Michael Clarke Duncan during a fight sequence.
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.Johnson published his autobiography, The Rock Says..., in 1999, with Joe Layden.^ Rocky Johnson (1 episode, 1999)     - That Wrestling Show (1999) TV episode (as The Rock) ....
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^ Brody (1 episode, 1999)     - Last Man Standing (1999) TV episode (as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson) ....
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^ "The Net" - USA (título original)     - Last Man Standing (1999) Episodio de TV (como Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson) ....
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In wrestling

Relatives in wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

1Won during The Invasion.
2Final reign was as WWE Undisputed Champion.

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.Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born 1972-05-02), also known by his former ring name The Rock and occasionally credited as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is an American actor and former professional wrestler.^ Name at birth: Dwayne Johnson .
  • The Rock Biography from Who2.com 19 September 2009 17:57 UTC www.who2.com [Source type: General]

^ Edit Dwayne Johnson Summary Dwayne Johnson (born May 2, 1972) also known by his former ring name The Rock, and occasionally credited as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is an American actor and former professional wrestler.
  • Dwayne Johnson athletic career, photos, articles, and videos | Fanbase 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.fanbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dwayne Johnson, also known as "The Rock," is an American actor and former WWE professional wrestler .
  • The Rock 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • I have so much love and respect for the fans.^ I have so much love and respect for the fans.
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ He loves what he does very much and has such great appreciation for the fans!
    • Caesare:Professional Elvis Entertainer:Biography 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC eternallyelvis.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Suddenly the Rock appeared and encouraged Eugene to stay on RAW because all of his friends (the fans) love him so much..

    .I'll never forget where I came from.^ I'll never forget where I came from.
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ She could’ve had another much hotter and more talented man but I’m sure he’ll never forget her not having his back when it came to the nonsense hate against him.
    • » PARTIES: THE DREAM’S BLACK TIE ALBUM RELEASE BASH // 'CONCRETELOOP.COM' - QUALITY NOT QUANTITY 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC concreteloop.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We all know that he was a wrestler and we'll never forget his being known as the Rock.

    I love the business. .I grew up in the business.^ I grew up in the business.
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .And everyone always asks me, from Letterman to Stone Phillips, what I miss about wrestling.^ And everyone always asks me, from Letterman to Stone Phillips, what I miss about wrestling.
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Dwayne Johnson: A lot of professional athletes always ask me about getting into acting and I say: “Great, I’d encourage you to do that.
    • IndieLondon: The Game Plan - Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson interview - Your London Reviews 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.indielondon.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Every person that steps into the ring, gives his level best and with his performance wins the hearts of everyone in the audience is always remembered in wrestling.
    • The The Rock WWE Professional Wrestler 19 September 2009 17:57 UTC www.wwe-fantasy.com [Source type: General]

    Hands down, I miss the interaction with the fans. .Outside of the ring I loved it, too.^ Outside of the ring I loved it, too.
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .I mean, how hard is it to sign an autograph?^ I mean, how hard is it to sign an autograph?
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .Don't be an a**hole to your fans.^ Don't forget your first fans that need you back in the ring occassionally.
    • Dwayne Johnson on TV.com 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson at TV.com 15 September 2009 4:04 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Don't be an a**hole to your fans.
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson (I) - Biography 2 February 2010 14:23 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    .And there's many [in WWE] that won't, which is bulls**t.^ And there's many [in WWE] that won't, which is bulls**t.
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I’m sorry but between his temper and sexual harassment, there are just too many people in the industry who won’t do business with him.
    • Darren Statt Wants To Leave UTA For CAA, Taking Ryan Reynolds & Dwayne Johnson – Deadline.com 2 February 2010 14:23 UTC www.deadline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But inside the ring, just that energy and feeding off that energy is great.^ But inside the ring, just that energy and feeding off that energy is great.
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson (I) - Biography 2 February 2010 14:23 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    .There's something so special about it.^ There's something so special about it.
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson (I) - Biography 2 February 2010 14:23 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But I think there's always something special and unique about making a family movie, especially if it's good and entertaining and has a pretty good message."
    • Dwayne Johnson Interview - Planet 51 Video 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC video.about.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There is indeed something accessible about him.

    .And every night I would just have a blueprint of what I would say and rely so much on ad-libbing and waiting to see what happens when I get out there and let it materialize organically and see what happens.^ In every Disney movie I do there just happens to be a dog in it too.
    • Dwayne Johnson Talks Race to Witch Mountain | MovieWeb 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.movieweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And every night I would just have a blueprint of what I would say and rely so much on ad-libbing and waiting to see what happens when I get out there and let it materialize organically and see what happens.
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson (I) - Biography 2 February 2010 14:23 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "We'll just have to wait and see when the script comes out."
    • dwayne johnson » MTV Movies Blog 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Every night was a different crowd and they gave me so much energy, and I'll always love that and always miss that for sure.^ Every night was a different crowd and they gave me so much energy, and I'll always love that and always miss that for sure."
    • Dwayne Johnson (I) - Biography 2 February 2010 14:23 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I ‘m sure you’ll love it.
    • WWE Daily » Blog Archive » Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with New “Girlfriend - Photos 2 February 2010 14:23 UTC www.wwedaily.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Every night was a different crowd and they gave me so much energy, and I'll always love that and always miss that for sure.
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    • Interview with WWE.com (October 2005)
.If you Smell, What the Rock is Cooking!^ The Disney Channel smells what The Rock is cooking ...
  • The Rock Visits 'Cory,' 'Hannah Montana' - Dwayne Johnson guest stars as himself - Zap2it 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.zap2it.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alfred Says: July 21st, 2009 at 4:07 pm Can you smell what The Rock is cooking?
  • Dwayne Johnson and Family Strike a Pose – Celebrity Baby Blog – People.com 2 February 2010 14:23 UTC celebrity-babies.com [Source type: General]

^ If you can smell what the Rock is cookin' then you're no doubt familiar with superstar wrestler Dwayne Johnson 's swaggeringly cocky alter ego.
  • Dwayne Johnson Movies 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.blockbuster.com [Source type: General]
  • Dwayne Johnson Biography - Moviefone 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC www.moviefone.com [Source type: General]
  • Dwayne Johnson Biography 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC movies.amctv.com [Source type: General]

  • WWE[citation needed]
It doesn't matter!
  • WWE[citation needed]
.Know your role and Shut your hole!^ Know your role and shut your mouth (obviously).

^ "Know your role, and shut your mouth!"

^ WWE [ citation needed ] Know your role and Shut your hole!
  • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
  • Dwayne Johnson - Wikiquote 27 January 2010 23:47 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

  • WWE[citation needed]

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (May 2, 1972) is a retired professional wrestler for the WWE and actor. While with the WWE he was a two-time WCW/World Champion, seven-time WWF/E Champion, two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion, five-time WWF Tag Team Champion - with Mankind (3), The Undertaker (1), and Chris Jericho (1) and the winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble

He has stared in many films, some of these are gridiron gang, the mummy and many more.


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