Who’s Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson?
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, or should we say ‘under a ROCK’ there’s a strong chance that you’ll know who Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is.
The former WWE champion is currently one of the most recognizable men in all of Hollywood and is one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
There’s not much that The Rock can’t do, but where did he come from, how did he get to where he’s at today, and where might he beheaded?
Before sharing with you a collection of the best motivational Dwayne Johnson Quotes, Let’s find out, as we look at who is Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born on May 2nd, 1972.
His mother, Ata Johnson was of Samoan descent.
His father, Rocky Johnson was a professional wrestler.
Johnson was born in California but was on the road a lot because of his father’s profession.
Not only that, but his grandfather, the late, great High Chief Peter Maivia (father to his mother) was also a pro wrestler, so wrestling was in the family.
He briefly lived in New Zealand before returning to the US.
He moved from state to state with his family and attended high school in Hawaii, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania.
At school, he was a gifted athlete due to his large size, but he was in trouble a lot.
By age 17, he has been arrested for petty theft, fighting, and checking fraud.
Because of his large stature (he was around 6ft 4 inches tall and weighed over 240 pounds aged just 15, Johnson took a shining to football.
He showed great promise and received multiple scholarship offers.
He opted for a scholarship for the University of Miami.
He played on the Miami Hurricanes’ national championship team.
After injuries, and a dip in form, his dreams of playing in the NFL were dashed when he was cut from the team.
He tried out in the Canadian Football League, but again, he didn’t make the cut.
Now broke, with no goal in life, he made the decision to try out as a pro wrestler.
Pro Wrestling Career
Johnson begged his father, former tag team champion Rocky Johnson, to train him as a pro wrestler.
His father initially said no as he knew how tough it was to make it in the business.
Dwayne begged and pleaded and eventually his father agreed to train him, on the condition that Dwayne gave his 100% every time he trained.
He was scouted by Jim Ross and Pat Patterson, largely due to his impressive physique.
Now 6ft 5 and 275 pounds, Dwayne moved like a cruiserweight.
He was signed to the WWF in 1996, and he made his in-ring debut in November at the Survivor Series, where he was the last man standing.
In 1998 his popularity increased, and by 1999, after an epic feud with Stone Cold Steve Austin, he went on to become one of the most popular wrestlers of all time.
He won the WWF/E championship multiple times alongside Brock Lesnar, and by the early 2000s, he was noticed outside of wrestling.
In 2001, Rock received his first role in a major Hollywood movie.
Though his scenes were brief, he played The Scorpion King in The Mummy Returns.
He impressed studio execs so much, that they gave Rock his own movie The Scorpion King, which was a spinoff of the Mummy Returns.
His next movie role was action-comedy ‘The Rundown’ and after that, he appeared in a remake of Walking Tall.
Now he was a big deal in Hollywood, and his acting career simply went from strength to strength.
He briefly returned to the WWE back in 2011 for a few years, and he will likely wrestle again at some point, but mainly, his sole focus appears to be on acting.
Here are the 37 most powerful Dwayne Johnson quotes that will challenge your life.
37 Motivational Dwayne Johnson Quotes
- “Not only do I think being nice and kind is easy but being kind, in my opinion, is important.”
- “We do today what they won’t, so tomorrow we accomplish what they can’t.”
- “If something stands between you and your success move it. Never be denied.”
- “I grew up in a musical; the majority of my growing up was done in Hawaii. It’s what we do. You sing your dance, you play the ukulele and you drink.”
- “Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.”
- “There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry.”
- “In 1995 I had $7 bucks in my pocket and knew two things: I’m broke as hell and one day I won’t be.”
- “The one thing I couldn’t identify with was the blue cowboy outfit he put on. I was a bit challenged when I was younger to stay on the right path.”
- “When I was a kid at four years old, that’s when I started amateur wrestling with my dad and family. And when that’s instilled in you, it never goes away.”
- “Success isn’t overnight. It’s when every day you get a little better than the day before. It all adds up.”
- “I like to use the hard times of the past to motivate me today.”
- “You don’t need directions, just point yourself to the top and go!”
- “Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.”
- “Football changed my life and it gave me a platform to get out my aggression and it gave me a sense of value.”
- “All success begins with self-discipline. It starts with you.”
- “One of the most important things you can accomplish is just being yourself.”
- “When you walk up to opportunities door, don’t knock it… Kick that b!tch in, smile and introduce yourself.”
- “Success at anything will always come down to this: focus &effort. And we control both.”
- “Grind Hard, Shine Hard.”
- “The wall! Your success is on the other side. Can’t jump over it or go around it. You know what to do.”
- “When life puts you in tough situations, don’t say “Why Me?” Just say “Try Me.”
- “With drive and a bit of talent, you can move mountains.”
- “The first step to achieving your goal is to take a moment to respect your goal. Know what it means to you to achieve it.”
- “Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied.”
- “Be the person that when your feet touch the floor in the morning the devil says, “awe s**.. they’re up”.
- “Think back 5 years ago. Think of where you’re at today. Think ahead 5 years and what you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable.”
- “I like the idea of working in different genres and transcending genres and hopefully finding success, and ultimately make movies people like.”
- “The men I idolized built their bodies and became somebody-like Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger – and I thought, ‘That can be me.’ So I started working out. The funny thing is I didn’t realize back then that I was having a defining moment.”
- “You don’t sign up for a divorce when you get married. It’s very painful. But it’s taught me a great deal about myself.”
- “I’m very low-key. I don’t really blend in, so it’s difficult to go out in public. I like to do things that are kind of quiet, whether it’s a dinner at my house or a restaurant, or a movie night at home.”
- “Wrestling was like stand-up comedy for me.”
- “I’ve always loved the showmanship of professional wrestling. While I love making movies, I love that platform, too.”
- “I like the idea of making a big, fun, adventure type of movie.”
- “WWE is a space where I thrived, and I loved, and I still do. I love connecting with an audience; that is the greatest thing about going back to WWE.”
- “My philosophy is, it’s always very rewarding when you can make an audience laugh. I don’t mind making fun of myself. I like self-deprecating comedy. But I’d like you to laugh with me occasionally, too.”
- “When he speaks to you he speaks with an earnest vibe and an earnest energy.”
- “I want someone who can trust that my big hands are going to take care of them.”
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