Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Facts about Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson began as "The Rock", a popular figure in the wrestling and became an actor in films such as The Mummy Returns in 2001.

15. He played college football, and then joined the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, but was fired in the middle of the 1995 season.

14. The Rock won his first World Tag Team Championship with the most unlikely of allies, Mick Foley. Once enemies, they found a common bond together fighting the Undertaker and Big Show, and formed the most unlikely tag team, but entertained in WWE history called the Rock 'n' Sock Connection. 
13. Began to learn wrestling moves based on his father, a professional wrestler Rocky Johnson, at 6 years old. 
12. His role in The Mummy led to his role in The Scorpion King. 

11. He was born on May 2,1972 in Hayward, California named Dwayne Douglas Johnson.

10. In 1998 The Rock "laid the Smack Down" and became the youngest WWE Champion at only 26 years. 
9. His father and father-in law were wrestlers. Oh, and he has three uncles and 6 cousins, which are also wrestlers.
8. An outstanding high school athlete, Johnson continued athletics and wrestling - but it was on the gridiron he really was good. In his last year at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in USA Today, he was named All-American high school team.

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7. In 2007, he set a record by winning the highest income for a first role after receiving $5.5 million for his appearance in The Scorpion King.
6. He is Black Nova Scotian and Samoan origin.
5. He started as a footballer at college, playing defensive tackle for the University of Miami.
4. In the early 2000s, he earned an average of $120 million per year. 
3. Johnson's The Rock Says autobiography was published in 2000. The book was a great success and flew off shelves, debuting at #1 on the bestseller list of The New York Times. It stayed there for several weeks.

2. He began his career working with the WWF under the name Flex Kavana. He was a member of the Nation of Domination a year later. After a while, he was recognized as a leader and began fighting under the name The Rock, he soon became famous.

1. He said that the success of his episode on Saturday Night Live is why he began receiving offers from Hollywood studios.

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