Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson aka People’s Champion is one of the most inspiring celebrities and hails from a professional wrestling family. He is known for his charisma as well as athleticism made him a success in both fields, American professional wrestler and actor. He had a tough childhood and there was a time when he and his mother was forced to leave Hawaii and join his father, Rocky Johnson, who was a professional wrestler with World Wrestling Federation (now known as World Wrestling Entertainment). Due to his father being a professional wrestler, they had were always on the movie from one place to the other. But The Rock didn’t compromise on his exercise and train to instill discipline in his life.
Johnson was always into sports and started playing football at the high school. He was a standout high school football player at the position of Defensive Tackle which earned a scholarship at the University of Miami. But soon all his hopes came crashing down when he suffered a back injury that held him to lose a potential starting spot to Warren Sapp, who went on to become a member of the Pro Football Hall Of Fame. His hope of playing NFL were reduced when he wasn’t invited to the combine. He competed for a roster spot in the CFL for the Calgary Stampeders, but was released early into the season.
He had to move in with his Parents and was in a rough patch in his life. But was staunch believer that hard work pays off, but he had was $7 in his pocket. He decided to follow in the footsteps of his Dad and become a professional wrestler and rest they say is history. Though his decision wasn’t accepted by his father and was against Johnson pursuing a wrestling industry. But this didn’t deter The Rock down but begged his father to train him, and his father finally agreed to become his coach.
He started from scratch and over the years to become one of the biggest superstar of the decade in the WWE. He made his ring debut at the 1996 Survivor Series under the name “Rocky Maivia” – to pay homage to his father and grandfather. He has 17 championships to his credit and one of the few to have a successful crossing over into mainstream pop culture due to his charisma and his million-dollar smile. Johnson took a brave step to take a break from professional wrestling and entered the world of acting and created a niche by becoming the leading man in Hollywood. He is one of the highest earning actors ever and also has turned an entrepreneur.
He launched his 7 Bucks Productions, a film and television production company. He also line of clothing with Under Armour. Johnson along with Dany Garcia, Jenna Fagnan and Ken Austin launched Teremana Tequila in Mexico, the US and Canada.
We can learn a lot from Johnson and his life journey and as per latest development, NBC is all set to start a new series Titled ‘The Rock’ which will give us an insight into his younger years. The show will consist of 11 episodes and will make an appearance in each episode and also an executive producer. He was born in Northern California and spent his childhood growing up in various part of United States Of America such as Hawaii to Tennessee to Connecticut.
The Rock joined through Video and was quoted saying “We were forced to leave the island and move to all places, Nashville, Tennessee. Those were the years that were very formative and helped shape me. The confluence of wild personalities that came in and out of my life during these times are just fascinating.”
On the work front, Johnson was last seen in Jumanji: The Next Level and has one on to earn $550M worldwide at the Box Office. He will next be seen in Jungle Cruise which is inspired by Disneyland’s Jungle Cruise and will also feature Emily Blunt, coming summer 2020.
He all set to enter the world of suerhero as he is all set to play the role of Black Adam, nemesis of DC Comics’ superhero Shazam. He took social media and wrote, “So it begins. Kickin’ off 2020 training extremely hard for my upcoming role as BLACK ADAM.This one’s in my blood. Thanks to my guys @bosslogic @veliokulan for this bad ass animation. The hierarchy of power in the #DCUniverse is about to change.#NewEra #BlackAdam Shooting begins this summer.