The life of the Rock
3 May 1972
Dwayne Johnson is Born
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his wrestling name, The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972. He is the son of Ata Johnson and Rocky Johnson (Wayde Douglas Bowles) who is also a professional wrestler.
13 June 1991
Championship Victory with the University of Miami
While at the University of Miami, Dwayne Johnson played for the college’s football team. He won a national championship with the Miami Hurricanes of the University of Miami in 1991.
2 July 1995
Johnson Plays Canadian Football
Dwayne Johnson skills in the game of football led to him being selected as a player for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League. Unfortunately, two months into to the 1995 season, Johnson’s time in the league was cut because of an injury. Nonetheless, Johnson left university with a Bachelor of General Studies in criminology and psychology.
11 March 1996
The Rock Makes His Debut
Dwayne Johnson made his debut appearance in the World Wrestling Federation on March 10, 1996.
4 May 1997
Dwayne Johnson Marries Dany Garcia
On May 3, 1997, Dwayne Jonson married Dany Garcia. They had a daughter four years later. Their daughter’s name is Simone Johnson. Unfortunately, the two broke up in 2007. The divorce was made official in May 2008. Johnson then developed a close relationship with Lauren Hashian. She is the daughter of Sib Hashian, the Boston drummer.
14 August 1997
The Rock Joins the Nation of Domination
Dwayne Johnson, who at this point is more popularly known as The Rock, joined the Nation of Domination on August 13, 1997. This group was critical to the attitude era of Raw.
22 October 1998
The Rock Makes WWF History
The Rock became the youngest world champion after winning the WWF Championship on October 21, 1998.
26 February 2000
The Rock Wins the Royal Rumble
Dwayne Johnson became very popular in the world of wrestling. On February 25, 2000, the wrestler won the Royal Rumble. It was also around this time that he published his autobiography titled, “The Rock Says…”.
7 September 2002
The Rock Stars in His First Movie
After a very successful career in the world of wrestling, the Rock began to avail himself to the world of acting. On September 6, 2002, the renowned wrestler played his first leading acting role in the movie, ‘The Scorpion King’. He then starred in the movie, ‘The Rundown’ on September 24, 2003.
4 January 2003
The Rock Leaves the WWE
After finally defeating Steve Austin, the Rock made is way out of the WWE. The Rock had lost to Austin in two previous fights. In this showdown, the Rock ended the match with two “rock bottoms”. This match also proved to be Steve Austin’s final match. The Rock left the WWE to completely focus on his acting career.
2 January 2006
The Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation
Dwayne Johnson’s love for philanthropy led him to form a foundation by the name of The Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation in 2006. The charity focuses on at-risk and terminally ill children.
15 February 2011
The Rock Appears on Raw
The Rock hosted WrestleMania XXVII. This was the first Dwayne Johnson was appearing live on Raw in almost seven years. During this event, he started a feud with John Cena.
2 January 2013
The Rock Hosts and Produces ‘The Hero’
Dwayne Johnson produced the TNT reality competition series ‘The Hero’ in 2013. He was also the host of the series. He would later host other television series such as ‘Wake Up Call’ and ‘The Titan Games’.
8 May 2013
Johnson Plays a Role in ‘Fast and Furious 6’
Dwayne Johnson played a major role in the popular film, ‘Fast & Furious 6’. He plays the role of Luke Hobbs, a leader of a special group of law enforcement officers in the United States.
2 January 2016
Johnson Launches His YouTube Channel
With the help of Lilly Singh, an online personality, Dwayne Johnson started a YouTube channel with the name, “The Rock”. The first video that Johnson released on this platform was “The YouTube Factory” which featured several internet stars.
2 March 2016
Johnson Partners with Under Armour
Dwayne Johnson has come to be known as a huge lover of the gym and overall fitness. His image and athletic history landed him a partnership with the American fitness apparel company Under Armour. Together they released, “Project Rock”. The first item that was made from this partnership was a gym bag. It sold out in a couple of days. Several other items have come from this partnership including sneakers, headphones and other clothing.
2 January 2019
Dwayne Johnson Announces Competitive Bodybuilding Show
Dwayne Johnson announced that he will be launching a competitive bodybuilding show in 2020. The show will be called ‘Athleticon’. This project is being executed by Dwayne Johnson and his business partner and ex-wife Dany Garcia. This show is set to bring competition to shows like ‘The Arnold Classic’ and ‘Joe Weider’s ‘Mr. Olympia’. The date that the two announced for the show was October 9-11, 2020. The show is set to take place in Atlanta, Georgia.
17 May 2020
The Rock’s Daughter Signs with WWE
It was announced in February 2020 that the Rock’s daughter, Simone had started to train at the WWE Performance Center. This will make her the first fourth-generation WWE superstar. Dwayne Johnson confirmed that his daughter had signed a contract with WWE on May 16, 2020.
3 September 2020
Dwayne Johnson and His Family Tests Positive for COVID-19
The superstar announced on Instagram that he and his family had all tested positive for the coronavirus. He stated that he and his family had contracted the virus from family friends. Johnson and his family made a full recovery.
4 October 2020