The man who is now a billionaire actor recalls his beginnings and how he hated his name for the first shows.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born 50 years ago in California (May 2, 1972) and is now known throughout the world as rock. He now enjoys present success as one of the highest-paid actors in the world, but has never forgotten his rocky beginnings filled with penury. However, the former fighter has taken advantage of his birthday and the premiere of a chapter of the series about his past.Young Rock’ for pinpoint the key moment that changed everything.
In the year 1996 they met for the first time in a locker room of the WWF fight show (today, WWE) Rocky Mayvia Y The Ringmaster (Maivia was the name that Dwayne Johnson used to introduce himself to wrestling fans that day).
“That night changed my life forever,” The Rock wrote on his Instagram account along with some images from the chapter in which the story of his joining the show is told. “I had never fought in a real match in my life and that night I was in front of 15,000 professional wrestling fans”, has remembered. “They threw me headfirst into the fire to see if I could withstand the heat and survive,” she said of that show in which he was surrounded by great legends like ‘The Undertaker’.
Dwayne Johnson not only survived, but he had a great career in the ring. Yes indeed, It didn’t take long for him to change his name to ‘Rocky Maivia’. “I hated it”, has confessed who later managed to be called simply The Rock. Paradoxically, his rival in the fight that night, ‘The Ringmaster’also hated his stage name and was later renamed Steve ‘Stone Cold’ Austin. The clashes between the two were among the most celebrated among the followers of this show.
Thanks to his success as a fighter, Dwayne Johnson was able to overcome a time of great economic hardship in which he was even evicted from his home in Hawaii along with his mother. The Rock came to steal steaks to eat. Had to give up football due to injury in his university stage and found a place in the ring following in the footsteps of his father.
At the moment, The Rock is not a regular part of WWE, although it participates in some special events. However, he has taken advantage of the charisma that he gained then and the physical form that makes him unmistakable to be a successful actor. For example, he is ‘Black Adam’ in several films inspired by DC characters, he has also succeeded with the relaunch of ‘Jumanji’ and has been part of the very popular series of films ‘Fast & Furious’.
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