Johnson was a promising football prospect and received offers from many Division I collegiate programs.He decided on a full scholarship from the University of Miami, playing defensive tackle.The Rock and The Nation then feuded with Triple H and D-Generation X (DX), with the two stable leaders first meeting in the quarter-final of the 1998 King of the Ring tournament, which The Rock won.
After being cut from the Calgary Stampeders of CFL two months into the 1995 season, Johnson began training for a career in professional wrestling, following in the footsteps of various family members, including his grandfather and his father, Rocky Johnson, from whom he inherited Canadian citizenship in 2009.
Johnson gained mainstream fame in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1996 to 2004 and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company's history.
The rights to the name "The Rock" were previously owned by WWE, Inc.
(performer: "The Scorpion King Battle Cry", "Through the Eyes of Love" (Theme from Ice Castles), "Let The Sunshine", "Cat's in the Cradle", "Fire and Rain", "Monday Monday" - as The Rock, uncredited) He owns the rights to name "The Rock" (including logos, phrases, etc).
He is the sixth Triple Crown Champion in WWE and won the 2000 Royal Rumble. Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California, the son of Ata Johnson (née Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles).
His maternal grandfather, "High Chief" Peter Maivia, was also a wrestler, and his maternal grandmother, Lia Maivia, was one of wrestling's few female promoters, taking over Polynesian Pacific Pro Wrestling after her husband's death in 1982 until 1988.
He returned to WWE part-time from 2011–13 and continues to make sporadic appearances for the company. One of his more prominent roles is Luke Hobbs in The Fast and the Furious franchise.
In wrestling, Johnson's accomplishments including being an eight time WWF/WWE Champion, two time WCW/World Champion, two time WWF Intercontinental Champion and a five time WWF Tag Team Champion. Johnson hosted and produced The Hero, a reality competition series and has since continued to produce TV shows and films through his production company Seven Bucks Productions. 25 in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities and has been in the top twenty every year since.
Dwayne Johnson is currently dating Lauren Kristina Hashian.