Dwayne Johnson’s full name is Dwayne Douglas Johnson. He is famously known for his wrestling named ‘The Rock’. Well, his professional wrestling career almost never happened because he almost played in the NFL. But, then he got injured. Well, I guess that’s a good thing because I like the rock the way he is now. Today, we are going to tell you many things related to ‘The Rock.
Let’s Take A Look At 10 Amazing Facts About Dwayne Johnson-The Rock
1. Dwayne Johnson Almost Played In The NFL
He was a promising football player and he received offers from many Division one program. He decided upon a full scholarship for the University of Miami where he played a defensive tackle. In 1999, he was on the Miami Hurricanes national championship team but an injury kept him sidelined. He later went to Canada to play for the CFL but was again sidelined.
2. Dwayne Johnson Is The First Ever Third-Generation Wrestler
That’s right! His dad Rocky Johnson was also a professional wrestler. He was a heavyweight champion and was a part of the first-ever black tag team to win the world tag team championship in the WWF. He wrestled for almost 30 years. Dwayne Johnson’s grandmother Lia Maivia was a professional wrestler as well. She also helped to promote wrestling at work closely with the WWE. She was the only female back in the time to work that close to the WWE. So, I guess you could say Dwayne Johnson is in the family business.
3. Dwayne Johnson Is Really Rich
Well, we all know Dwayne Johnson is rich but let me break it down to you. In the early 2000’s, he was making a 120 million dollars a year. The rock is the highest-paid pro wrestler of all time. He has made more money than Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, Triple H and The Big Show. Well, I can go on and name every single wrestler because he’s made more money than everybody. Dwayne Johnson landed himself on the Forbes list of the highest earners and he also has the record for the most amount of money in a debut role.
4. His Stunt Double Is His Own Cousin
Dwayne Johnson has stunt double because he doesn’t do his own stunts. His stunt double is actually his cousin and he has played a stunt double for Dwayne Johnson for the past 13 years. The Rock’s first ever movie was the Scorpion King back in 2002 and his cousin did the stunts for him in that movie. He is really good at stunts and he makes Dwayne Johnson look amazing. Right now, you can say that Dwayne Johnson is one of the biggest action movie stars in Hollywood and if you can’t agree with that you can definitely agree with that he’s like the biggest in muscles in Hollywood.
5. Dwayne Johnson Became A Movie Star Because Of His Fans
In the movie ‘Fast And Furious 7’ that broke all these records, he wasn’t supposed to get this main role. It wasn’t written for a guy like him but because of his millions of fans asking producers and directors. The writers rewrote The Rock’s role in the film and that’s the reason why he got this role. Writers rewrote it a little bit differently to accommodate him and he played that amazingly. Vin Diesel agrees that all these demands started off on a Facebook page Vin Diesel said this is so overwhelming and it was instantly decided to take The Rock in the movie.