On May 2 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was born…

On May 2, 1972 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was born.


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
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Besides being an actor, he is best known for his time in WWE, where he has arguably become one of the biggest stars WWE has ever produced. He is often considered one of the all-time greatest wrestlers, having accomplished 17 championship wins during his WWE tenure. 

The Rock’s entrance video:

He is at times, alongside “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, is considered one of the biggest stars to emerge from WWE’s Attitude Era. WWE’s Attitude Era consisted of programing that was more adult-oriented, opposed to the more kid-friendly programing WWE offers today. He is a semi-professional wrestler, sporadically making appearances in WWE, most recently in 2015 appearing in WWE’s biggest pay-per-view of the year, Wrestlemania.  

The Rock appearing in 2014's Wrestlemania WWE

The Rock appearing in 2014’s Wrestlemania

Outside of wrestling, he has ventured into film where he has found a good amount success. Some of his work includes the lead role in the spin-off of “The Mummy Returns” movies, 2002’s “The Scorpion King,” “Gridiron Gang,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Pain & Gain,” “Fast Five” and “Fast & Furious 6,” 2014’s “Hercules,” and most recently 2015’s “Fast & Furious 7.”

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