Interesting Facts About Dwayne Johnson: “The Rock”

Irrespective of the stage, Dwayne Johnson is one of the premier performers of his generation. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson assisted in establishing the WWE into a colossal organization it’s nowadays.
The company chose to push Dwayne’s character after he made his joined the WWE’s 1996 Survivor Series, and just less than 20 years later; we can confidently say it was one of their best decisions.
Perhaps, fans know Johnson for his WWE Championship stints, his in-ring feuds, and rants with stars like Stone Vince McMahon, The Undertaker, and Cold Steve Austin. So far, fans have also seen him in some of the nauseating kid movies, as well as most lucrative action-movies. Nonetheless, Dwayne is the most popular and successful WWE wrestler to step outside the ring and maybe even in the ring.
Breaking out on an exhilarating WWF circuit in the mid-90s as smack-talking “The Rock,” Dwayne ultimately outgrew the ring and managed to bring his talents to the large screen. Fortunately, the starring roles came right away with sleeper hits like “Walking Tall” (2004) and “The Rundown” (2003), and it was not long before the huge blockbusters came calling. This summer, Dwayne is (extra) bulked up and depicting the mythical hero in the “Hercules.”
Therefore, is there anything we do not already know about Johnson-The Rock? More importantly, is there anything further we care to know? We can always learn some new things about someone’s life, as well as extra details to add to their story that is already existing.
From his remarkable wrestling lineage to his astonishing NFL teammate, here are interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Dwayne Johnson.
1. There Are Two Rocks. One is in a Museum
There’s not much to say here besides this: When you become celebrated, you get things such as medals, awards or even replica statues of yourself. And when you have won numerous WWE Championships and starred in various movies, you get your own statue in the Madame Tussaud’s Museum in New York. In an April 2002 photograph, Johnson posed next to his replica statue at the historic wax museum.
2. Johnson Eventually Owns the Name “The Rock”
Now a semi-retired professional wrestler, Dwayne Johnson has stopped using his popular, in-ring name outside wrestling circuit. After all, his original wrestling name Rocky Maivia did hold him back in the WWE, so one might believe his in-ring name -The Rock -would have possibly held him back in the Hollywood. Therefore, then, if he hardly calls himself The Rock, does the name just cease to exist or could other superstars use it?
In fact, for a while, Vince McMahon and Johnson co-owned the rights to the special name, The Rock, as well as other different catchphrases Dwayne used while he was still with the WWE. Reports, specifically from IMDB.com, indicate He now owns the rights to the name-The Rock, and all phrases and logos associated with the character.
3. He’s in the Guinness Book of World Records
For all the grief movie goers and critics give The Rock for his occasional amazing acting skills and even more questionable roles in movies, which never prevented the Brahma Bull from being given lucrative movie contracts.
What many people may not recognize is the $5.5 million he was paid for starring in his first feature movie, The Scorpion King. It was a world record for any new actor in his first leading role. The movie got average ratings from top critics, but it propelled Johnson into the Hollywood spotlight. All of a sudden, he became the heir-apparent to aging action superstars like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In other movie news, Johnson was also Tim Burton’s second option for the role of the Willy Wonka in Chocolate Factory and the Charlie. Eventually, the part went to Johnny Depp.
4. Winning Gold With the Many Unlikely Partners
The Rock won his first Tag-Team Championship with the many unlikely of the allies, Mick Foley. Once strong enemies, they eventually found a common bond in trying to dispatch Big Show and The Undertaker, and together, created the most improbable, but an entertaining tag team in the WWE history dubbed the Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection.
During the 1999 segment of Raw Is War in the Boston, Massachusetts, Foley challenged Big Show and The Undertaker to put their tag- team tiles on the line against himself and The Rock. Johnson ultimately, and somewhat reluctantly agreed, and later that night the two superstars left Boston with gold after they overwhelmed the Big Show with the Elbow of double People.
Although Johnson created his most popular tag-team with Foley, he also held the belts with Chris Jericho and The Undertaker. Nonetheless, post Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection, Dwayne always struggled to hold tag-team belts for long.
5. Canadian Football League Career
It is well documented that Dwayne played college football at the University of Miami, but his football career did not end there. After college, he signed a 3-year deal with Calgary Stampeders of Canadian Football League.
Once heavily recruited for being one of the best high school football players in the Pennsylvania, Dwayne had found himself making chump change -possibly as low as $150 per week—on the practice squad of the Calgary Stampeders.
Soon cut from the Stampeders, football career of Johnson was officially over. He made his way back home to train as a wrestler with his father.

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