The rock " Dwayne Johnson " was born on the second of May 1972 in Hayward, California, USA. He is the son of professional wrestler Rocky Johnson and Ata Johnson. His father is from Canada and his mother is of Samoan background. While growing up, the Rock travelled a lot with his parents and watched his father perform in the ring. During his high school year, Dwayne Johnson began playing football and he soon received a full scholarship from the university of Miami, where he had success as a footballer but, his success was cut short after he suffered a back injury which cost him his place in NFL. After that, he signed a three-year deal with the Canadian league but left after a year to pursue a career in wrestling.
He made his wrestling debut in the USWA under the name Flex Kavanah where he won the tag team championship with Brett Sawyer. Dwayne Johnson joined WWE in 1996 in the ring name Rocky Maivia where he joined the group known as the nation of domination and turned heel. Rocky Maivia eventually took over the leadership of the group known as " the Nation of Domination " and began taking the persona of The Rock. After the Nation of Domination split, The Rock joined another group of elite wrestlers known as the " corporation " and began a memorable feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Soon the rock was sent out of the ' corporation'. He turned face and became known as " The People's Champion ".
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Upon joining the WWF in 1996, The Rock " Dwayne Johnson " became its first third-generation superstar and won the WWF intercontinental championship just after three months into the business. The Rock went on to become one of the brand's biggest wrestler, winning 16 championships over the course of his career.
The Rock landed his first movie leading role in 2002, starring as Mathayus in "The Scorpion King". For his break out performance, The Rock earned $5.5 million, landing him a spot in " The Guinness Book Of Records " for the largest salary ever paid to an actor in his first ever starring role.
After breaking into Hollywood as an action star. Dwayne Johnson side stepped into a more family - friendly territory in 2007. In 2008, after a decade of marriage, The Rock and Dany Garcia divorced, till today, Dany is still the manager of Dwayne Johnson and she runs their production company.
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