Since his debut as a wrestler decades ago, Dwayne Johnson has become one of the most successful wrestlers of his time. But there’s more to Dwayne Johnson than just wrestling, check out these 25 solid facts about Dwayne Johnson a.k.a. The Rock that you should know:
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He played for the Calgary Stampede of the CFL.
Along with Dough Flutie, Dwayne Johnson played for the Calgary Stampede team of the CLF following his failure to join the NFL because of a major injury.
His role in The Mummy led him to his starring role in The Scorpion King.
Before Dwayne Johnson was offered the lead role in the movie The Scorpion King, he held a minor role in the movie The Mummy Returns.
In 1999, he won his first ever undisputed WWF Championship
Dwayne Johnson seized his first ever WWF title 1999, just two years after he joined the WWF.
In the early 2000s, he was earning an average of $120 million a year.
At the height of his popularity, he had an average earning of $120 million a year. This included his WWE engagements and talent fees from movies.
He portrayed his own father in That 70’s Show.
In one of the first episodes of that 70’s Show, Dwayne Johnson played the role of his own father who was also a wrestler. The title of the episode was The Wrestling Show, and it was in that show that The Rock referred to his father as “the most electrifying man in sports entertainment.”