It seems that wrestler-turned-actor Dwyane Johnson was destined for greatness - he was a legacy, born into a prominent wrestling family on his mother’s side, and his father was a famous wrestler in his own right. Known simply as "The Rock" in the wrestling world, he has been declared WWE Champion 8 times and WCW World Heavyweight Champion 2 times, among other wrestling honors. But being considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time wasn’t enough for the superhuman Johnson, so he entered the world of acting in 1999 and earned his first leading role in 2002’s ‘The Scorpion King.’ Since then, he has starred in a plethora of popular movies and has a highly recognizable face both in and outside the arena. "The Rock" rocks a bod that stays completely true to his name - his muscle-bound frame appears to have been chiseled from solid rock. True fact: Johnson is credited with making the term "smackdown" famous enough to be included in the dictionary.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and professional wrestler who is signed to WWE, appearing on the Raw brand. He is often credited as Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. Johnson was a college football player. In 1991, he was part of the University of Miami's national championship team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led to his decision to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson. He gained mainstream fame as a wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1996 to 2004, and was the first third-generation superstar in the company's history. Johnson was quickly given a push as a heroic character in the WWF, originally billed as 'Rocky Maivia', and then as 'The Rock'. He would subsequently turn into a villain as a member of the Nation of Domination in 1997.
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