Happy Birthday To The Rock: Top 10 Facts You Need To Know About The Rock

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Happy Birthday To The Rock: Top 10 Facts You Need To Know About The Rock

Yesterday The Rock hit the big 50 on May 2nd! We’re celebrating with everything you need to know about Dwayne.

1. At the age of 17, The Rock had been to prison two times! At the age of 14 he and his family were evicted from their home and so The Rock decided that he needed to make some quick cash. The Rock decided that he would turn to crime. He was involved in a ring that targeted the high end tourist spots. He does acknowledge that this might have not been the best option available to him. He was fuelled by his pain of being evicted and seeing his mother in tears.

2. During his time in high school his piers thought he was a cop. When he was 16, The Rock was 6’4 and weighed 215 pounds! We suspect that this is the reason his peers were convinced he was a cop while at school. Topped with his pencil moustache on his lip you could understand why his peers thought that he was an adult and a cop. He had clearly gone through puberty very quickly. He said that he went to few high schools and everybody at them agreed that he was a cop. He was not however and he did use his look to his advantage as he went to dive bars and hustled people to get their cars.

3. He comes from a family of wrestlers! Being a wrestler and a star seem to be in the Johnson’s blood. Dwayne’s father was Rocky Soulman Johnson, The original Rock. His grandfather Peter Maivia was a NWA Champion and made history with his partner Tony Atlas when they became the first African-American pair ever to win the Tag team championship. We believe that it was his father that instilled his work ethic in the Rock. His father during sessions of training would tell Dwayne that he will be made to work his ….. off if he wanted respect. He has our respect!

4. He owns a gym in a bad neighbourhood. The Rock has a thing for going to the gym and we think that you could probably have guessed that just by looking at him. When he did a profile for the company GQ it was revealed that he owns a gym in a location in which the writer of the article refers to as one of the worst locations that he has been to. The Rock when taking her to the location drove her himself because he did not feel that place was safe enough, the warehouse district in California is where it is located.

5. The Rock was paid 5.5 million in his first starring role. This is because of him having such a big fanbase and thus this managed to get a starring role in the film The Scorpion King. The sum that he was paid is probably not near the amount he now gets paid when starring in a film. This sum is the highest amount that an actor has ever been paid when being in their fist ever starring role. The film was ripped apart when it came to reviews though but it was a big stepping stone for The Rock to take in order to get his acting career going.

6. He holds a record for most selfies taken in 3 minutes. Yes, what a record this one is. During 3 minutes at a red carpet premiere of San Andreas, he managed to get 105 selfies! A Guinness World Record adjudicator was present at the event and several of the selfies were disqualified because they were blurry or they were not fully viewable from the neck upwards. The most electrifying man in sports entertainment certainly took this record to a new level in such a crowded and busy situation!

7. He was a heel. Rocky Maivia who would become known as The Rock later on had a bad WWF debut. It was during the attitude era that this took place. He had not quite got his character and his personality on point yet. He was at the point where he was getting booed while he was a good guy. This led to him having a character change and so he became The Rock and got a personality that was brash and very arrogant and he was now the man that everybody loved to hate. The Showmanship that was on show was amazing. He would sometimes ask the crowd if they could smell what The Rock is cooking.

8. His Grandmother was a very strong willed businesswoman! We think this could be the reason why The Rock is so good at what he does. Everybody in his family were strong willed and focused on getting what they want from life. Clearly his Grandmother had rubbed off on his dad and the rest of the family. The generations of the Johnson’s before Dwayne clearly had that ethic and it was only a matter of time before the world knew of it.

9. Vince Mcmahon had owned the name The Rock originally. Dwayne did not own the name when he first was called this in the WWF. He still went on and made it his own though as not many people will know this and simply associate the name with Dwayne Johnson! In his movies Vince got executive producer credit because of him having the ownership of the name. This being said though he did go on to eventually own the name.

10. He has a book that is called The Rock Says. In the year 2000 he published the autobiography that he and Joe Layden had wrote and this book stayed at the top of The New York Times Best Seller for weeks.

So there you have at, all the tips and tricks you could possibly need. Found any of your own? Tell us all about them in the comments below!

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