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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: 5 Things You Didn’t Know


Even though Dwayne Johnson is no longer in WWE, his name is often heard in and around the ring. He created a legend and after his wrestling career, Johnson decided to enter the movie industry. It didn’t take a long time for The Rock to become one of the most notable actors in Hollywood. And we present you 5 things you should know about this handsome legend.

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His First Wrestling Check

First days in wrestling were hard for Johnson. He didn’t become a star overnight. He started his career in Memphis for the USWA under the name of Flex Kavana. The first paycheck he received was $40.

Johnson and Xbox Partnership

Did you know that The Rock helped with the launch of the original Xbox > He did it together with Bill Gates and at the launch, he said: “The Xbox is everything The Rock is – cutting edge, powerful, exhilarating – and like The Rock, it will be the most electrifying thing coming out this year.”

Growing Up in Difficult Conditions

At one point, The Rock was in such a difficult position that he had to steal and sell. In one interview he said: “There are a lot of tourists that come into Waikiki and there’s a lot of money. A lot of foreign money that comes in, and we were part of a theft ring that would target those groups. We would target the money, we would target the high-end clothes and we would target the jewelry – turn around and sell it, best we could.”

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Criminology Degree

Johnson studied at the Miami University where he obtained his Criminology degree. During college, he was playing football for the Miami Hurricanes, hoping to enter the NFL.

Canadian Citizen

Both of The Rock’s parents were born in Canada and with the law changing in 2009, DJ now has Canadian citizenship.