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The Rock
Image of The Rock
Billing information
Ring name(s) The Rock
Rocky Maivia
Flex Kavana
Nickname The Great One
The Brahma Bull
The People's Champion
The Most Electrifying Man in all of Sports Entertainment
The Blue Chipper
Height 6ft 5inches
Weight 260 lbs
Born May 2, 1972
Hometown Miami, Florida
Theme music Electrifying by Jim Johnston
Affiliation(s) Face wrestlers
Steve Austin
Hulk Hogan
Federation(s) WWE
Brand(s) None
Previous federations USWA
Wrestling information
Role Supporting Character
Protagonist (formerly)
Deuteragonist (formerly)
Alignment Face
Wrestling style Grappler
Finisher(s) People's Elbow
Rock Bottom
Accomplishments WWF/E Championship, Intercontinental Championship, Royal Rumble (2000)

Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and professional wrestler who is signed to WWE, appearing on the Raw brand. He is often credited as Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Johnson was a college football player. In 1991, he was part of the University of Miami's national championship team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, and was cut two months into the 1995 season. This led to his decision to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson. He gained mainstream fame as a wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1996 to 2004, and was the first third-generation superstar in the company's history. Johnson was quickly given a push as a heroic character in the WWF, originally billed as "Rocky Maivia", and then as "The Rock". He would subsequently turn into a villain as a member of the Nation of Domination in 1997. Two years after he joined the WWF, Johnson won the WWF Championship, and became one of the most popular wrestlers within the company's history for his engaging interviews and promos. Johnson is regarded by many as one of the greatest talkers in professional wrestling history, and was ranked third on the official WWE fan poll of greatest microphone talkers behind Stone Cold Steve Austin and Roddy Piper.

Johnson is widely considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He won a total of 16 championships in WWF/E. This included nine World Heavyweight Championships (the WWF/E Championship seven times and the WCW/World Championship twice), two WWF Intercontinental Championships, and five times as co-holder of the WWF Tag Team Championships. He was the sixth WWF/E Triple Crown Champion, and the winner of the 2000 Royal Rumble.

Johnson's autobiography co-written with Joe Layden, The Rock Says..., was released in 2000. It debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list, and remained on the list for several weeks. Johnson's first leading role as an actor was in The Scorpion King in 2002. For this film, he received the highest salary for an actor in his first starring role, earning $5.5 million. He has since appeared in several blockbuster movies such as The Rundown, Be Cool, Walking Tall, Gridiron Gang, The Game Plan, Get Smart, Race to Witch Mountain, Planet 51, Tooth Fairy, Doom, The Other Guys, Faster, and most recently Fast Five starring opposite Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.

Wrestling Details[]

Finishing Move

  • People's Elbow (High impact delayed elbow drop w/theatrics and removing of an elbow pad)

Secondary Finishing Move

  • Rock Bottom (One handed side slam)

Signature Moves

  • Spinebuster
  • Shoulderbreaker
  • Samoan Drop
  • Sharpshooter
  • Big Boot
  • Jumping Clothesline
  • People's Punches (Repeated hooks w/theatrics, followed by one finishing hook)
  • Float Over DDT
  • Neckbreaker
  • Running Bulldog
  • Belly to belly suplex
  • Back body drop
  • Gutwrench Suplex
  • Powerbomb
  • Running Powerslam


  • Destiny by Jim Johnston (1996-1997)
  • Power by Jim Johnston (1997-1998)
  • Power (remix) by Jim Johnston (1998)
  • Do You Smell It by Jim Johnston (1998-1999)
  • Know Your Role by Jim Johnston (1999-2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • If You Smell (2001-2003)
  • Is Cookin (2003-2004)
  • Electrifying (2011-present)

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