The Rock

  • Born: 05/02/1972 in Hayward, California
  • Birthname: The Rock
  • 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 a college football player for the University of Miami, winning a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes football team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led him to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson (from whom he also inherited his Canadian citizenship).

Originally billed as “Rocky Maivia”, he gained mainstream fame as “The Rock” in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1996 to 2004, and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company’s history. He returned to wrestling part-time for WWE from 2011 to 2013. Johnson is widely considered one of the all-time greatest professional wrestlers. Headlining numerous pay-per-views over his career and considered one of the top box office draws of all time, he headlined five WrestleManias (XV, 2000, X-Seven, XXVIII, XXIX).

He has had seventeen championship reigns in WWE, including ten as a world champion, winning the WWF/E Championship eight times and the WCW/World Championship twice. He won the WWF Intercontinental Championship twice and the WWF Tag Team Championship five times. He is the sixth WWF/E Triple Crown Champion, and won the 2000 Royal Rumble.

Johnson’s autobiography The Rock Says… (co-written with Joe Layden) was published in 2000. It debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the list for several weeks. Johnson’s first leading film role was in The Scorpion King in 2002. For this role, he was paid US$5.5 million, a world record for an actor in his first starring role. He has since appeared in several films, including The Rundown, Be Cool, Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, Planet 51, Tooth Fairy, Doom, The Other Guys, Faster, Fast Five, and Fast & Furious 6. He has hosted and produced The Hero, a reality competition series.

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