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Top 10 Facts - Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
09.29.2015
Fact #1

His full name is Dwayne Dougls Johnson. He was born to Ata Johnson (a descendant of Samoan Heritage) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson on 2 May, 1972 in Hayward, California.

Fact #2

He joined one of the clubs in Canadian football league, calgary stampeders in the same year as a backup linebacker.

Fact #3

He met his wife Dany Garcia in university of Miami while pursing his degree. Having dated for years he didn't meet her parents until before his marriage. He married her a day after his 25th birthday.

Fact #4

Johnson wanted to follow in his father's footstaps and join professional wrestling. Initially his father was against it but then decided to train him himself.

Fact #5

He initially began wrestling under his real name but changed to "flex kavana" in "untied states wrestling association".

Fact #6

He won the "world tag team championship" twice with Bart Saweyer there and signed the WWF contract.

Fact #7

The change of character also brought about change in his ring name. He preferred to call himself in the third person as "the Rock".

Fact #8

His debut in the major motion picture was in the movie "The Mummy Return" as "The scorpion king". The movie was financially very successful. This resulted in him getting the leading role in the spinoff "The Scorpion King".

Fact #9

In 2007, he was listed in the Guinness World records as the highest paid actor in his debut film, $5,5 million for the leading role.

Fact #10

In the movie he sang "are you lonesome tonight". Incidentally he sang it in the show Saturday Night Live when he hosted it for the first time.

Fact #11
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