On the March 12, 2012, episode of Raw, the Rock hosted his first "Rock Concert" segment since 2004, mocking Cena in his songs. His films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and over $10.5 billion worldwide, making him one of the worldshighest-grossingand highest-paid actors.  Also in 2021, Johnson starred in Netflix's film Red Notice, written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Freedom High School football coach Jody Cwik, however, saw athletic potential in Johnson, and recruited him to join Freedom's football team, where he played defensive tackle.  The Rock wrestled a six-man Hell in a Cell match for the WWF Championship, at Armageddon, which Angle won to retain the title. And if I do, then we'll rock and roll and figure that out. In 2000, Johnson released the autobiography The Rock Says, which was a New York Times bestseller. Tanenbaum was rumored to be high on the XFL/CFL partnership/merger talks. August 18th, 2019. , In 2019, Johnson produced and appeared as himself in Fighting with My Family, a comedy drama about Paige and her family, who are also professional wrestlers. He later gained fame as a wrestler and actor @TheRock #TBT pic.twitter.com/v704KgwrLq. Johnsons off-the-field success can be largely attributed to the game of football. Eventually, I picked myself back up again, said fuck this and refocused and committed myself to a different path. , The Rock appeared at the 2015 Royal Rumble event on January 25, 2015, during the main event match, where he helped his relative Roman Reigns fend off Big Show and Kane after Reigns eliminated them from the match.  The movie's financial success led to Johnson's first leading role in the spin-off The Scorpion King (2002). The Rock then resumed his feud with Triple H, as the two had a two out of three falls match at Fully Loaded: In Your House for the Intercontinental title, which the Rock retained in controversial fashion.  Growing up, Johnson lived briefly in Grey Lynn in Auckland, New Zealand with his mother's family, where he played rugby and attended Richmond Road Primary School before returning to the U.S., Johnson's father was a Black Nova Scotian with a small amount of Irish ancestry. In reality, WCW was purchased by Vince McMahon and the WWF, and ECW had gone out of business in early 2001. , In the latter half of 1998, The Rock saw a big uptick in fan support. I was able to donate an entire gym to a military base that's very close to my heart, @jointbasephh. The King was scheduled to begin production in 2020, but was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  His first match came at Survivor Series, on November 17, 1996, in an eight-man elimination tag match; he was the sole survivor and eliminated the final two members of the opposing team, Crush and Goldust.  A "double turn" then occurred as the Rock turned heel again after allying with Vince and Shane McMahon as the crown jewel of their stable, The Corporation, after the McMahons betrayed Mankind. The Rock won after giving Rowan a Rock Bottom and pinning him in six seconds, which set the record for the fastest win in WrestleMania history. Sam Jarden is a content producer at Sporting News. 404.880.4800, WELCOME FANS TO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME!! With the MTV Movie and TV Awards just around the corner, the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame takes a deeper look at global icon The Rock.  On the next night's Raw Is War, during a steel cage title rematch, Triple H attacked the Rock, allying with McMahon and Austin and helping Austin retain the championship. End of that, bs. He opted to accept a full athletic scholarship offer from the University of Miami, whose football program was then one of the best in the nation. Johnson left WWE in 2004 and returned in 2011 as a part-time performer until 2013, making sporadic appearances until retiring in 2019.  Johnson's next appearance was through a pre-taped promo on October 2, 2009, during the Decade of SmackDown. The segment earned an 8.4 Nielsen rating, one of the highest ratings ever for a Raw segment.  Johnson attended President William McKinley High School in Honolulu and then Glencliff High School and McGavock High School, both in Nashville, and then Freedom High School in Bethlehem Township in the Lehigh Valley, where he graduated in 1990.  The Rock and Cena defeated Awesome Truth on November 20 at Survivor Series, when the Rock pinned The Miz.  At Backlash on April 27, 2003, Goldberg defeated The Rock, who then briefly left WWE to film Walking Tall. See the full winners' list". 's 20 Top Entertainers ", "AmIAnnoying.com Entertainment Weekly's 101 Most Influential People ", "AmIAnnoying.com E!  Additionally, he will produce and star in a Netflix exclusive film titled John Henry & The Statesmen, as the titular folklore hero. Instead, I was cut from the team, told I wasnt good enough - and sent home with $7 bucks to my name.  The Rock then unsuccessfully challenged Jericho for the now Undisputed WWF Championship at Royal Rumble on January 20, 2002. He debuted on Monday Night Raw as a member of Marc Mero's entourage on November 4, 1996. By Lyle Kilbane. The Rock was then aided by a returning John Cena to fend off Wyatt, Rowan and Braun Strowman. Mankind appeared to win the match when the Rock passed out to the Mandible Claw submission move, but Vince McMahon ruled that since the Rock did not tap out, he retained his title.  The local newspaper later described him as "a troubled teenager with a history of run-ins with police."  At the event, he would cut a promo with Becky Lynch before they were interrupted by King Corbin.  Each wrestler had a McMahon in his corner: Triple H had his wife Stephanie, Foley had Linda, the Rock had Vince and Big Show had Shane. He then lost the title rematch against Stone Cold Steve Austin at Backlash: In Your House on April 25, 1999.  The Rock defeated Jericho on the November 5 episode of Raw for his second WCW Championship. If I don't, then we'll go into the jungles for a while." "I still need to mentally get to a point where I feel 100% locked in and ready . In 2000, Johnson released the autobiographyThe Rock Says, which was aNew York Timesbestseller. After attacking Corbin, the Rock and Lynch celebrated in the ring. They first met in 2006 while Johnson was filming The Game Plan. The Rock and Dany Garcia surprisingly bought the XFL back in August 2020 and  He was given the nickname "The Blue Chipper" and to play up his lineage, he was hyped as the WWF's first third-generation wrestler. CFLdb Statistics is built on the research and contributions of passionate experts and casual observers. , After failing to win a number one contendership for the World Heavyweight Championship, The Rock went into another program with Stone Cold Steve Austin. (505) 431 - 5992; man jumps off cruise ship after fight with wife I'll run if the people want it, says Dwayne Johnson, "Miami unveils football locker room dedicated to The Rock", "He's a Pawller! The Chick-Fil-A College Football is the home of all things college football. Pmaikai (blessed) @laurenhashianofficial @hhgarcia41", "Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announces marriage to Lauren Hashian", "Dwayne The Rock Johnson Marries Longtime Partner Laura Hashian in Secret Hawaiian Wedding, See Pics", "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Daughter Jasmine Turns 3 See Her Parents' Birthday Tributes", "Dwayne Johnson's Daughter Tiana Turns 2!  On June 1, 2007, Johnson and Garcia announced they were separating amicably, and their divorce was finalized in May 2008. Announces New Members, WWF Superstar Kurt Angle Named Honorary Chairman", "Watch the Rock's Very Odd Speech at the 2000 Republican Convention", "Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Admits He Didn't Vote for Trump or Hillary in 2016: I Wanted 'Someone Else', "Dwayne Johnson Endorses Presidential Candidate for First Time, Supports Joe Biden and Kamala Harris", Dwayne Johnson Shares 'Honest Feelings' on Running for President, The Rock for president? He played a cocky famous American football player in The Game Plan (2007) and Agent 23 in Get Smart (2008).  By December of that year, Forbes named him the top-grossing actor of 2013, with his films bringing in $1.3 billion worldwide for the year. They then worked together to fend off an attack by The Corre, which at the time consisted of Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, and Ezekiel Jackson. 5.  The next night on Raw is War he was fired from the Corporation after he was betrayed by Shane McMahon, turning him face again and starting a feud with Triple H, The Undertaker and The Corporate Ministry. Published by at December 18, 2021. taping.  He then refused to acknowledge the Rocky Maivia name, instead referring to himself in the third person as the Rock, though he would still be billed as "The Rock" Rocky Maivia until 1998. Johnson's first film appearance was in The Mummy Returns (2001). Contributors have the benefit of receiving access to the raw CFLdb Statistics data. , The Rock has been listed as one of the all-time greatest professional wrestlers as well as one of the top draws in wrestling history. , The Rock made a surprise return on a June episode of Raw before going to his assigned brand of SmackDown!. While Johnson was away from WWE, the company continued to sell "The Rock" merchandise, and he continued to be featured prominently in the opening montages of their television shows.  On the January 7, 2013, episode of Raw, the Rock returned to confront his Royal Rumble opponent CM Punk.  With the score tied at five falls each, and with seconds left on the time limit, the Rock was disqualified when The Undertaker attacked Triple H, thus giving Triple H the 65 win and the title. Johnson could have headed down a destructive path if not for an unlikely event that changed his life. , Johnson's motion picture debut was as The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns (2001). Rock is also always quick toshow the CFL and Wally Buono some love. , Johnson voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. In the 1991 season, he won a ring with the Hurricanes.  His popularity caused him to be booked in a feud with fellow Nation members Mark Henry and D'Lo Brown, turning babyface in the process. My fam @UFC Champ @RondaRousey joins me in FAST & FURIOUS 7! This Sunday Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is set to appear on 'Sunday Today', but the show has put out a preview of the interview. Dwayne Johnson drops $1,500 to save orphaned puppy's life", "Dwayne Johnson donates thousands to aid Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts", "@therock on Instagram: "Cool update on ARMED FORCES DAY.  In 2018, he starred in the action films Rampage and Skyscraper. John Cena will fill the leading role, with Akiva Goldsman attached as screenwriter. There, he was named the number one contender for the WWE Undisputed Championship, which he won for a record-setting seventh time at Vengeance, on July 21, by defeating Kurt Angle and then-champion The Undertaker in a Triple Threat match. Johnson made his WWF debut as Rocky Maivia, a combination of his father and grandfather's ring names, although his real name was acknowledged by the announcers. , The Rock appeared on Wyclef Jean's 2000 single "It Doesn't Matter" and in its music video.  On December 13, 1998, at the pay-per-view named after him, Rock Bottom: In Your House, the Rock had a rematch with Mankind for the WWF Championship. , Johnson was born in Hayward, California on May 2, 1972, the son of Ata Johnson (ne Maivia; born 1948) and former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles; 19442020).  The show was set to debut in October 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, but plans were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. , In March 2016, Johnson partnered with American fitness apparel manufacturer Under Armour to release "Project Rock". Johnson shrugged Cwik off and said he would leave when he was done.  On April 1, at WrestleMania XXVIII, the Rock beat Cena in the main event after countering Cena's attempt at a People's Elbow into a Rock Bottom.  The film, co-starring Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, began production in the fall of 2019. Hesays it helped shape him into the superstarhe is today.  The two faced off again, at St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House on February 14, 1999, in a Last Man Standing match which ended in a draw, meaning Mankind retained the title.  After wrestling at Jerry Lawler's United States Wrestling Association under the name Flex Kavana and winning the USWA tag team championship twice with his partner Bart Sawyer in the summer of 1996, Johnson was signed to a WWF contract. , In addition to playing football at Freedom High School, Johnson also was a member of the school's track and field and wrestling teams.  The Rock then lost the WWF Championship to Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania XV on March 28, 1999. 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On the December 18 episode of Raw, the Rock won the WWF Tag Team Championship with The Undertaker, defeating Edge and Christian, before losing it back to them the next night at a SmackDown! , On the January 25, 2016, episode of Raw, the Rock was in a segment that saw him converse with The Miz, Big Show, Lana and Rusev before he and his relatives, The Usos, got into an altercation with then-WWE Tag Team Champions, The New Day. In 1999, the Rock was listed No.  On November 14, during the special Raw Gets Rocked, the Rock appeared live, delivering Rock Bottoms to Mick Foley, who had been hosting a "This Is Your Life"-style segment for Cena, and later both members of Awesome Truth. Over his acting career, he became one of the highest paid and most successful actors in Hollywood. , The Rock made a surprise appearance at the official Xbox unveiling during Bill Gates's keynote speech at the ongoing Computer Electronics Show in 2001. 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Joe: Retaliation(2013),Hercules(2014), andSkyscraper(2018); the science-fiction filmsSan Andreas(2015) andRampage(2018), and the animated filmMoana(2016). 74 jersey with his name on it on Saturday night. Happy birthday to @therock who turned his career around after his football dreams were shattered. Johnson starred as the title character in Hercules (2014) and reprised his role as Luke Hobbs in Furious 7 (2015). It debuted at No.  This was evident by the fact that he was met with a negative crowd response during his match against Lesnar. , In 1995, Johnson graduated with a Bachelor of General Studies and a dual major in criminology and physiology. After he and Cena exchanged insults, The Miz and Alex Riley appeared and attacked the Rock; he fended off Miz and Riley, only for Cena to blindside him with an Attitude Adjustment.  Fellow wrestlers Triple H, Big Show, and Mick Foley also appeared on the show. Atlanta, GA 30313 The official source for XFL news, schedules, rosters, tickets, team gear and more. So, for me, playing in the NFL was the best thing that never happened.". 24) wins the Royal Rumble Match", "Triple H w/ Stephanie McMahon vs. Mick Foley w/ Linda McMahon vs. Big Show w/ Shane McMahon vs. , On April 3, at WrestleMania XXVII, the Rock opened the show by cutting a promo.  In 2017, he donated $25,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. After the match, Rock attacked Miz and hit him with the People's Elbow. Dwayne Johnson sat down with . He also started consolidating his famous persona during this time, which would last until 2000. Before becominga WWE Superstar, a world-famous actor and one of the wealthiest celebrities in the world, Dwayne Johnson had a humbler goal: becominga football player. , Though originally attached as producer and star, Johnson will now serve solely as the former on a film adaptation of The Janson Directive.  Veteran wrestler Pat Patterson secured several tryout matches for Johnson with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1996. The Rock got into a verbal back-and-forth with Bray Wyatt before having an impromptu match with Wyatt Family member Erick Rowan. Rushmore, Tonight's Q&A, More", "Ric Flair on Who Should Be on Wrestling's Mt. Audiences became increasingly hostile toward Maivia, with chants of "die, Rocky, die" and "Rocky sucks" being heard during his matches. to set up another match with Hulk Hogan at No Way Out.  His mother is Samoan. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson buys XFL for $15 million with partners RedBird Capital and Dany Garcia - CBSSports.com Playoff Picture Playoff Bracket Power Rankings Watch Live Dwayne 'The Rock'. His father, Rocky Johnson, was a star professional wrestler in the 70s and 80s and his grandfather Peter Maivia, a native Samoan, also had a successful professional wrestling career in the 60s. , On March 12, 2007, the Rock appeared on a WWE show after nearly three years, via a pre-taped promo shown during Raw. was re-worked into two separate films. Even though he never realizedhis footballdreams, it's safe to saythings ended up working out pretty well for Johnson.  The Rock's contract with WWE then ended and he started his full-time acting career.  This would be Johnson's final wrestling match until November 2011. The Rock didn't make it to the NFL, but he did.  This later led to a match between the Rock and Hogan at WrestleMania X8 on March 17, 2002.  He later lost the title to Chris Jericho at No Mercy on October 21, 2001. Johnson was initially uncredited in his role, yet teased his involvement in a cryptic Instagram post shared on the day of the event. Despite failing to make his professional football dreams a reality in the CFL, Johnson is still thankful for the experience. Hawaii. , Throughout the rest of the year, The Rock made occasional appearances, returning to a face character. Johnson left WWE in 2004 and returned in 2011 as a part-time performer until 2013, making sporadic appearances until retiring in 2019. She is a businesswoman, IFBB professional bodybuilder, and producer. Mankind to become new WWE Champion", "The Rock's second WWE Championship reign", "WWE Looks Back At Super Bowl 'Halftime Heat' With The Rock vs. Mankind", "The Rock's third WWE Championship reign", "Stone Cold vs. Though initially believed to be a part of F9, Johnson did not appear in the film; instead, he opted to begin development on a sequel to Hobbs & Shaw. accenture federal services salary san antonio; chelsea and westminster hospital contact number Atlanta, GA 30313 : Miami (2007), and Southland Tales (2006). 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In 2012, he co-founded the entertainment production company Seven Bucks Productions, and is co-owner of the XFL, a professional American football league. His football capabilities at Freedom High School led him to be ranked as one of the top ten defensive tackle high-school prospects in the nation, drawing the attention of several NCAA Division I college football programs. , A film centered around Teth-Adam/Black Adam, a part of the DC Extended Universe, was announced to be in development in January 2017.  On January 31, during an episode of Sunday Night Heat, the Rock and Mankind participated in an Empty Arena match, a match that took place in an arena with 22,000 empty seats where any part of the facility could be used to contest the match. , Johnson entered Hollywood and the film industry, becoming a star initially through his wrestling popularity and noted work ethic. The producers cast Johnson hoping to capitalize on his wrestling popularity, and the success of the movie jumpstarted The Rocks lucrative film career.  After the 2018 Hawaii floods, he worked with Malama Kauai, a nonprofit organization, to help repair damages caused by the floods. Johnson produced and starred in the HBO comedy-drama series Ballers (20152019), and the autobiographical sitcom Young Rock (2021). westjet travel bank refund reddit; Tags . He correctly predicted that Bobby Lashley would defeat Umaga at WrestleMania 23 in Donald Trump and Vince McMahon's "Battle of the Billionaires" Hair vs Hair match.  Production on Black Adam began filming in April 2021 with it set to release on October 21, 2022. Johnson used this time off to act in The Scorpion King. The Rock would then regularly insult the audience, WWF performers, and interviewers in his promos. The Rock Loves Himself Some Canada, Gives CFL Shout Out, Lets get the Peoples Champ to the Lions Den, Dwayne The Rock Johnson showing the CFL some Love.  The Rock then took time off to kickstart his acting career.  A 10-time world champion, including the promotion's first of African-American descent, he is also a two-time Intercontinental Champion, a five-time Tag Team Champion, the 2000 Royal Rumble winner, and WWE's sixth Triple Crown champion. The Rock then resumed his feud with Triple H, as the two had a two out of three falls match at Fully Loaded: In Your House for the Intercontinental title, which the Rock retained in controversial fashion. , The Rock returned on the January 30, 2003, episode of SmackDown! Miami DT Dwayne , Johnson will co-produce and star in The King, a film about king Kamehameha Knuikea, founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii.  Despite being advertised for Raw after WrestleMania, where it was stated that the Rock was still entitled a rematch for the WWE Championship, The Rock did not appear because of a legitimate injury sustained during his match with Cena, in which his abdominal and adductor tendons tore from his pelvis. He signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL), but was cut from the team in his first season. Later on Wednesday, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson took to Instagram to talk about his own love and admiration for the CFL.  Then at the Royal Rumble on January 24, 1999, the Rock regained the title in an "I Quit" match, a type of submission match that only ends if one of the combatants says "I quit" on a microphone. 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