Whether it’s in the wrestling ring or on the red carpet, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson continues to captivate us and has done so for the past twenty years. A professional wrestling legacy, he has become so much more than his squared circle persona.
Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California, to Rocky and Ata Johnson. He became a football star in high school and was awarded a full scholarship to play for the prestigious University of Miami. As part of the 1991 championship Hurricanes, he then played professionally for the Canadian Football League for a few years before being cut in 1996.
Deciding to give the family business a try, he joined the World Wrestling Federation. His Rock persona took wrestling by storm! By 2000, he was tapped to host Saturday Night Live. It was his first foray into acting outside the wrestling ring. That appearance not only showcased his muscles, but his acting skills and comedic timing. He seemed destined for greater things!
Dwayne Johnson continues to be an electrifying personality, both in and outside of the ring. His films are huge box office draws and his periodic returns to professional wrestling are always fan-favorites. The man is an entertainment juggernaut and he cannot be stopped. Maybe that’s why we love him so much. Maybe it’s that he seems to remain so humble in the face of so much success. Possibly, but whatever the reasons, we just can’t seem to get enough of him. What follows are my top ten reasons for why I believe we love Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
10 He Isn’t Afraid To Show His Soft Side
9 He Is Incredibly Generous
8 He Loves His Family And Isn’t Afraid To Show It
7 He Can Still Lay The Smackdown On A Candy Ass Jibroni When Needed
6 He Is A Real Kick-Ass Movie Star!
5 He Genuinely Loves His Fans
4 He’s Incredibly Funny!
3 He Frickin’ Trained Wolverine!
2 Unlike So Many Others, His Instagrams Of Food Are Actually Really Interesting
1 He Totally Owns Throwback Thursday!
Never one to shy away from self-deprecating humor, Dwayne is known for posting some classic throwback photos on social media; photos that showcase his great 1990s style! Like the now-famous one of him from 1997, wearing the black turtleneck complete with exterior gold chain and sporting his fancy fanny pack. He captioned that piece of nostalgia with, “fanny pack and lean take it to a whole other level.. #90sRock #WTF #BuffLesbian.” Nice! He’s posted some others of his teen years and college days, but with that one turtleneck, fanny pack photo, he now officially owns Throwback Thursday! He is definitely the jabroni beatin’, pie eatin’, highflying, electrifying, elbow droppin’, spine poppin’, eyebrow-raising people champ, now and always!
Sources: msn.com, comicbook.com, wonderwall.com, popsugar.com, eonline.com.
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