Dwayne Johnson, byname the Rock, (conceived May 2, 1972, Hayward, California, U.S.), American expert grappler and entertainer whose magnetism and physicality made him an outcome in the two fields.
Johnson was naturally introduced to a wrestling family. His maternal granddad, “High Chief” Peter Maivia, arose on the expert scene during the 1960s and ’70s. Johnson’s dad, “Soulman” Rocky Johnson, worked the American provincial wrestling circuit and boxed; in 1974 he was a fighting accomplice for George Foreman, then, at that point, getting ready for “the Rumble in the Jungle” with Muhammad Ali. Be that as it may, the more youthful Johnson at first favored the field to the mat. He was a champion secondary school competitor, and he played on the 1991 NCAA Championship football crew at the University of Miami (Bachelor of General Studies, 1995) After wounds cut off his vocation in the Canadian Football League, he went to wrestling.