Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Biopic ‘Young Rock’ Kick-Off Crosses Whopping 5 Million Viewership Mark

Published 02/17/2021, 12:21 PM EST


He’s been away from the ring for years now, but still manages to draw a higher viewership than Raw and SmackDown combined. Exceeding expectations, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s biopic series ‘Young Rock’ has crossed the 5 million viewership mark for its debut episode! 

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The kick-off to this highly anticipated series passed the test with flying colors. It delivered on a lot of criteria and left the viewers satisfied. According to reports from The Wrap, ‘Young Rock’ crossed the 5 million mark and is still climbing. 

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, enters the ring to talk smack about his upcoming opponent John Cena during the WWE Raw event at Rose Garden arena in Portland, Ore., Monday February 27th, 2012. (Photo by Chris Ryan/Corbis via Getty Images)

These numbers have definitely broken the ceiling, and we can definitely expect the show to cross more viewership milestones as it progresses. Dwayne Johnson himself is yet to respond to the massive accomplishment.

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‘Young Rock’ is a show based around the growing years of former WWE Superstar, actor, and world-renowned personality Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who had a hard road leading up to his ultimate success in life. 

‘Young Rock’ brings iconic WWE legends back to life

The scene from the movie encapsulates every struggle he went through in his childhood and seeks to show how he moved past them. The series is set to bring the characters of WWE legends André the Giant, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and of course, Rocky Johnson back to life.

All of these men played a big role in Johnson’s childhood, and fans are more than curious to know more. Apart from Dwayne Johnson’s extreme popularity, the show also got attention for the portrayals, which have managed to mimic the look of a young Johnson to the ‘T’. 

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This show is also the first one ever to feature WWE CEO and Chairman Vince McMahon as a character played by someone else. The Chairman will be having a Netflix documentary of his own coming out soon. 

However, fans must not immediately mark ‘Young Rock’ as an absolute success since a show can only be judged by the overall review. Often, the pilot episode gets massive attention from the market, only for ratings to plummet as the show progresses. 

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This may probably not be the case with ‘Young Rock’ since the content manages to find a balance between humor and delivery of the message, which is what made the kick-off so good. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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