Monday, September 24, 2007

The Rock(Dwayne Douglas Johnson)

Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972) better known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler. Originally known as Flax Cavana, Johnson first found fame in professional wrestling as Rocky Maivia, gaining mainstream fame as a standout in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). During his professional wrestling career, he has been a nine-time World champion (seven WWF/E Championship and two WCW World Heavyweight Championship reigns.) and was the first and thus far only man to have held the WWE championship on seven seperate occasions.

Early life
Dwayne Johnson was born in Hayward, California to African-Canadian wrestler Rocky Johnson and Ata Maivia. His maternal grandfather was also a professional wrestler; High Chief Peter Maivia Dwayne traveled around a lot with his parents and watched his father perform in the ring. He went to such schools as President William McKinley High School in Hawaii. As he entered 11th grade, Johnson's father's job required his relocation to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the state's rugged Lehigh Valley region. For Johnson, the Lehigh Valley proved a huge cultural shift from he had known and seen in the San Francisco Bay Area in his early youth. But Johnson welcomed the change and assimilated quickly in the new area. In Bethlehem, Johnson began to cultivate an intense athleticism, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He began playing football at Bethlehem's Freedom High School, a member of what was then known as the East Penn Conference (recently renamed the Lehigh Valley Conference).[4] The conference was one of the highest quality high school football and wrestling conferences in the United States. In football, the conference has produced a considerable amount of high-level Division I collegiate and NFL football talent.

Known for its blue collar ruggedness, the Lehigh Valley proved a hand-in-glove match for Johnson, who fit in well with the area's street toughness. He had always been rowdy and football allowed him to translate the negative energy he had from fighting and hurting whomever he fought. That toughness carried to his football play, where Johnson began, for the first time, to face high quality players and began to excel amidst the area's extraordinary athletic competitiveness. He would later credit the high level of athletic competitiveness he encountered in the Lehigh Valley with building the foundation for his life-long passion for winning and embracing challenge. In addition to playing football at Freedom High School, he also was a member of the high school's track and field team.

For a brief period Johnson also spent some time living in Auckland, New Zealand with his mother's family, the Maivia, Perese, Schmidt, and Purcell families. During this time his mother Ata ensured Johnson was exposed to one of the urban Polynesian cultural strongholds of the Southern Hemisphere in Auckland. Johnson stayed between Westmere Grey Lynn and West Auckland. As fate would have it, his grandfather and father would end up wrestling extensively in Auckland with American promoter Steve Rickards. Mr. Rickards staged a show and televised program during the late 1970's and early 1980's called "On The Mat", which became a household phenomena for the years it was aired. Many American superstars such as Rick Martel, Harley Race, and Johnson's Grandfather and Father featured on the program weekly. While in New Zealand, Johnson attended Richmond Road Primary School, and was to attend St. Pauls College Catholic School, but returned to the US with his parents. Even at a young age Johnson left his mark on family he has there, and has stayed in touch throughout the years. His family in New Zealand has been publicly vocal in their praise for Johnson.

Personal life
Johnson married Dany Garcia on May 3, 1997, 24 hours after his 25th birthday. Johnson and Garcia originally met when both were students at the University of Miami. Garcia is founder and CEO of a wealth-management firm, JDM Partners, in Miami. His best man at the wedding was fellow wrestler and longtime family friend Tonga "Haku" Fifita. However, on June 1, 2007, Dwayne and his wife Dany, after 10 years together, announced that they would be splitting up. They indicated that their splitting up was on good terms and that they would spend the rest of their lives together as best friends.
He and Garcia have a daughter, Simone Alexandra, who was born August 14, 2001 in Davie, Florida.
In 2000, Johnson delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention.[2] The speech was on behalf of WWF, and did not implicitly endorse the Republican party or their nominee, Governor George W. Bush (although Johnson is a registered Republican).
Because his mother, Ata Maivia, had royal blood, the late Samoan King Malietoa Tanumafili II bestowed Johnson with the noble title Seiuli during his visit to Samoa in July 2004. His connection with Samoa is also signified by his support of the Samoa national rugby union team, as the team's web site shows him holding a personalized Manu Samoa jersey with 'The Rock' emblazoned at the back.
In 2006, Johnson started up The Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation that is known for its charitable work with at-risk and terminally ill children.
The Rock is also very good friends with Stone Cold Steve Austin outside of the WWE, saying on the WrestleMania XX DVD Extra that he would work with him over anyone else in the wrestling business.


I would very thankful for your comment!!
What you think about Dwayne Johnson?? (be honest)
She is Cool, nice, handsome, interessant, important, rich...?
I think he is a good actor and a great wrestler!! GO THE ROCK. But is only my opinion. Tell me yours opinions.
Comment please.


stanaxe said...

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Anonymous said...

DAYYUUMMM. hes smokin.