Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson wears many hats – a retired WWE champion, a former football player, a Hollywood superstar-producer and now, a likely candidate for the next US presidential election. It is one of many achievements in a lifetime, and it stands as a testament to all of Johnson’s sheer determination and hard work to make it to the top of the ladder.
Today, Johnson may be one of those celebrities who are regularly included in Forbes magazine’s highest paid list, but this was not always the case. Over the years, Johnson has made many switches in his career – from playing professional football to becoming a short-term wrestler and gaining fame in the WWE arena with his unmistakable charisma and fight moves, he has made every effort to trade. But The Rock did not succeed until their WWE era began. It was then that the phenomenon of ‘The Rock’ began to develop and gained more momentum with each successful match. WWE, formerly known as WWF, found its first African-American champion in 1998 at The Rock. And as they say, the rest is history.
When The Rock stepped into the arena, you felt that they were happy for him despite some of his littering litter. He was unwavering confidence and swagger in his running, and his strength as a professional matched well. It was a deadly combination, the choice sent fans into a frenzy. I remember watching several of his matches with his older siblings earlier in the day and cheering for him excitedly as he shouted one of his catchphrases into the mic – “Can you smell what Rock cooked?” Is it? ” I didn’t mean anything to it, but it didn’t matter much at the time. After all these years, what is more delightful and lovely to watch is that The Rock is not ashamed of owning that one-liner. A few years ago, during a conversation with a fan on Twitter, Johnson was asked what exactly was The Rock cooking? To which, Johnson mildly replied, “My wrestling personality, in fact, is Rock’s backstory that he is an executive chef who specializes in Nam Crookambeauche (Google it).” For those who do not know, croquemouche is a French dessert.
In the initial nought, after tasting the success of the WWE brand, Johnson decided to try his hand at acting. Of course, ever since wrestling ran in his blood (his father Rocky Johnson and grandfather Peter Mavia, both were professional wrestlers at the time), The Rock sporadically returned to the ring, but his focus shifted. After featuring The Mummy Returns in 2001, Johnson starred in several films such as The Scorpion King, The Rundown, Walking Tall, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, Tooth Fairy, Pain and Gain, Hercules, Central . Intelligence, The Fast and Furious films, Moana, The Jumanji reboot films among others. But it wasn’t before 2011, when he starred in Fast Five, that things really escalated on the box office front. Since then, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has been unstoppable.
Dwayne Johnson’s films have grossed nearly $ 4 billion in North America alone and over $ 10 billion worldwide. Amidst all the box office successes, Johnson also made a splash in the television space as he produced the HBO show Bowlers, which debuted in 2015. Baylor ran for six seasons and was considered the most watched comedy to show during its run.
Johnson also has his own production company called Seven Bucks Productions. The actor co-owns a football league as well as XFL. In recent elections and surveys, many Americans reportedly stated that they saw The Rock as their future president. Johnson had politely responded to similar reports stating on the Today Show that “I have that goal to unite my country and I also feel that if this is what the people want, I will do it.”
From building a billion-dollar brand to achieving superstardom status in every field he has chosen, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has shown that if he puts his mind to it, he can turn to the mountains. After all, it is not every day that you see a wrestler named after the most in world entertainment.
The Rock has been making a success recipe for the past several years, only to have it appropriately to taste it comfortably.