Sports, acting, singing, producing, cooking, designing sportswear… Is there anything Dwayne Johnson can’t do? With one hit after another, it seems like he never runs out of steam.
Check out these 28 facts about Dwayne Johnson
28. Like father like son
Dwayne was destined for the the ring as his father and grandfather were both professional wrestlers before him. His father was initially against the idea of Dwayne becoming a wrestler. Eventually he allowed it and even trained Dwayne himself.
27. What’s in a name
He made his WWF debut in 1996. His original stage name was ‘Rocky Maivia’ which was a combination of his father’s name (Rocky Johnson) and his grandfather’s name (Peter Maivia). It wasn’t until 1997, and his return from a knee injury, that he had the opportunity to change his name to ‘The Rock’ and adopt a bad guy (heel) persona.
26. You’re welcome!
He had to rerecord some of his Maui lines for the Disney animated movie Moana (2016) because in some countries, the movie was renamed to “Vaiana”. There were rights issues in certain countries and in Italy the name was reminiscent of a famous local adult movies actress.
25. Where do you keep them all?
Holds the record as the first eight time WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
24. More records
In 2007, he was inducted into prestigious Guinness World Records for being the highest paid actor in his debut film, earning $5.5 million in his first role in the 2001 movie, The Mummy Returns.
When he first joined the WWF, he was mentored by superstar Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart.
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