Dwayne Johnson, more popularly known as “The Rock,” is an American actor and former professional wrestler. While he is more famous for his stint as a wrestler, Johnson also played college football, and in 1991, he was part of the Miami Hurricanes’ national championship team. There was also a Dwayne Johnson appearance on the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League, but he was cut two months into the season. That was when he decided to become a pro wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia and his father Rocky Johnson.
From 1996 to 2004, he gained mainstream fame as a standout in WWE, then known as the WWF. Johnson was quickly given a push in WWE, first as “Rocky Maivia,” and then as “The Rock,” a member of the Nation of Domination. Two years after, Johnson won the WWF Championship. Since 2001, he has focused on an acting career, though there are still occasional Dwayne Johnson appearances on WWE for promotional purposes. His last in-ring appearance was at WrestleMania XX in 2004.
Johnson was a nine-time world champion in his career, including a record-setting seven-time WWE Champion. In 2002, he savored his last reign as WWE Undisputed Champion. He also won the WWF Intercontinental Championship twice and is a former five-time WWF Tag Team Champion. In 2000, he was named winner of the Royal Rumble.
**Dwayne Johnson Speaker**
“The Rock” became one of the most popular wrestlers within the company for all the engaging Dwayne Johnson speaker appearances and interviews. But a Dwayne Johnson speaker engagement will not only draw fans of “The Rock.” It will also draw supporters of his foundation. The Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation is known for its charitable work with at-risk and terminally ill children.
**Dwayne Johnson Appearance**
A Dwayne Johnson appearance on the big screen is becoming a regular event. He’s been seen in movies such as The Scorpion King, Be Cool, The Game Plan, Doom, and Get Smart. There was also a Dwayne Johnson appearance at the 80th Academy Awards on February 24, 2008 as a presenter for the Best Visual Effects award.
**Dwayne Johnson Endorsement**
The best Dwayne Johnson endorsement of his successful career as an actor is perhaps his spot in the 2007 Guinness Book of World Records for having the highest salary as an actor in his first starring role, receiving $5.5 million, and his nomination for Favorite Movie Actor at Nickelodeon’s 2008 Kids’ Choice Awards for his role in The Game Plan.