The Rock

  • Born: 05/02/1972 in Hayward, California
  • Birthname: Dwayne Douglas Johnson
  • Height & Weight: 6'5", 260 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWF/E Championship (8 times)
  • WCW/World Championship (2 times)
  • WWF/E Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
  • WWF Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Mankind (3), The Undertaker (1), and Chris Jericho (1)
  • Royal Rumble (2000)
  • USWA World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Bart Sawyer

Johnson was born in Hayward, California, but moved to Florida in 1989, where he was a college football player for the University of Miami, with whom he won a national championship in 1991. After initially aspiring for a career in football, Johnson began training as a professional wrestler in the summer of 1995, after being cut from the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

In 1996, Johnson secured a contract with the WWE when it was known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and was promoted as the first third-generation wrestler in the company’s history as he was the son of Rocky Johnson and grandson of Peter Maivia. He gained mainstream fame after developing a charismatic persona of a boastful trash-talking wrestler named The Rock.

He subsequently won his first WWF Championship in 1998 and ushered the WWF, alongside fellow mainstream industry star Stone Cold Steve Austin, as the principal leaders of the Attitude Era, a boom period in company business in the latter 1990s and early 2000s which still hold professional wrestling records for television ratings. After pursuing an acting career full-time in 2004, he went on a seven-year hiatus from WWE and returned in 2011 as a part-time performer until 2013.

Considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers and biggest draws of all-time, The Rock headlined the most bought professional wrestling pay-per-view event of all-time, WrestleMania XXVIII, and was featured in some of the most watched WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown television episodes ever. The Rock has won several championships in his career, being a two-time Intercontinental Champion, a five-time world tag team champion, and a ten-time world champion. He is also a Royal Rumble match winner and a Triple Crown champion.

Outside of wrestling, Johnson has attained success as an actor, producer, and writer. He played the leading role in numerous films, including The Scorpion King (2002), San Andreas (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), Moana (2016), and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). His most successful box office role has been as Luke Hobbs in The Fast and the Furious franchise.

He founded his production company, Seven Bucks Productions, in 2012 which has since produced several films. He wrote and released an autobiography titled The Rock Says… in 2000, which debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. Consistently ranked among the world’s highest paid actors, Johnson was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.

Notable Matches

vs. Steve Austin at Wrestlemania 17

vs. Steve Austin at Wrestlemania XIX

vs. Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania X-8

vs. Chris Benoit at Fully Loaded 2000

vs. Triple H at Judgment Day 2000

vs. Mankind at Survivor Series 1998

vs. Mankind at Royal Rumble 1999

vs. Kurt Angle at No Way Out 2001

vs. CM Punk at Royal Rumble 2013

vs. John Cena at Wrestlemania XXVIII

Notable Feuds

vs. Steve Austin

vs. Mankind

vs. Triple H

vs. Kurt Angle

vs. John Cena

vs. Ken Shamrock

vs. Hollywood Hogan

vs. The Hurricane