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17 Things Most Fans Don't Know About Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.



Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is one of the best performers of his generation. No doubt he is the most electrifying man in the sports entertainment. Breaking out on the WWF circuit in the mid-90s as the smack-talking 'The Rock,' eventually outgrew the ring and brought his talents to the big screen. From his incredible wrestling lineage to his surprising NFL teammate, here are 17 things you probably don't know about Dwayne Johnson.

#17 The First One To Know.

#17 The First One To Know.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson sent out one of the earliest tweets about the death of Osama bin Laden.
He tweeted about it an hour before the president, Barack Obama made it public in his speech.

#16 Life Before.

#16 Life Before.

When Dwayne Johnson used to play in CFL, he used to live in a very unpleasant apartment. The house was so nasty that 'even rats would run away from it.'
He used to live along with his four roommates, and even slept on a dumpster-soiled mattress which was disposed by the local motels.

#15 Heavy Diet.

#15 Heavy Diet.

Do you know, he eats 821 pounds of cod per year, when calculated roughly he eats 2 pounds per day.

Now i get it how he is able to maintain those muscles of his.

#14 Studious.

#14 Studious.

He was studying at University of Miami, and in his first semester he earned .7 grade point on an average.

He was doing his majors in criminology.

#13 Peoples Champ.

#13 Peoples Champ.

He was the first ever wrestler in WWE who earned the title of 'World Heavy Weight Champion' 8 times.

#12 The Trademark.

#12 The Trademark.

Rock always admired Groucho Marx's signature raised eyebrow.
He lifted his eyebrow-lifting from a Hollywood legend.

#11 Sporty.

#11 Sporty.

In 1991, he became the member of Miami's NCAA national championship football team.

He played as Warren Sapp's backup at defensive tackle, later in his career.

#10 Superiority.

#10 Superiority.

As the member of the elite group of wrestlers, he holds up WWF and WCW world titles on several occasions along with Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair.

#9 Rock Of Wax.

#9 Rock Of Wax.

He also has wax figure of himself at Madame Tussaud's museum.

#8 Top Of The World.

#8 Top Of The World.

The Rock made his leading-role debut in The Scorpion King, and he was paid $5.5 million to do it. His paycheck listed him in the Guinness Book of World Records, as his salary was the highest for any actor putting him at the top of the list for the first time.

#7 He's A Canadian Citizen.

#7 He's A Canadian Citizen.

Dwayne wasn't born in Canada, he changed his country's nationality policy which made him a Canadian citizen, since his father was one.
Dwayne's mother is of Samoan background.

#6 Teammates.

#6 Teammates.

When he was in Canadian Football League (CFL), he played with Calgary Stampeders with Doug Flutie as his teammate.

#5 Named After Him.

#5 Named After Him.

Did you know, The Rock's catchphrase, "Layeth the Smack Down." resulted in naming WWE their Thursday night show as WWE Smackdown!

#4 3rd Generation Wrestler.

#4 3rd Generation Wrestler.

When Johnson made the decision to enter into professional wrestling, he was really just keeping it in the family business. Not only his father Rocky Johnson, was a wrestler, but his grandfather, three uncles, and six cousins (one adopted) have been in wrestling too.

#3 Son of Malietoa.

#3 Son of Malietoa.

In the summer of 2004, The Rock visited Samoa, he was consecrated by Head of State Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II, under the title Seiuli, Son of Malietoa

#2 Childhood.

#2 Childhood.

When Dwayne was young he looked at his father as his role model. Also considered to enter into wrestling like his father.
He once tried amateur wrestling and he didn't like it.

#1 Johnny Johnson.

#1 Johnny Johnson.

He was recommended for a the role of Johnny Bravo in a live action movie before the production was canceled.



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