Record-Breaking Dwayne Johnson Return Gets Ex-Wife Reminiscing About The Rock’s Glory Days

Published 09/21/2023, 1:00 PM EDT

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Dwayne Johnson is the biggest superstar on Earth right now. On SmackDown, the thunderous roars that filled The Ball Arena in Denver when The Rock entered almost blew the roof off. And someone who has been experiencing this crazy energy first-hand for the last 26 years is his ex-wife and business partner, Dany Garcia. The insane energy at SmackDown took her back to the Attitude Era days that The Rock so sweetly dominated.

Garcia has been with Johnson ever since he started wrestling professionally, so this was definitely a blast from the past for her.

Dany Garcia got goosebumps when Dwayne Johnson made his entry on Smackdown


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WWE fans are so hungry for Dwayne Johnson that his return videos garnered 103 million views in just a few days. Johnson has worked really hard to reach where he is today. And no one knows that struggle better than his college sweetheart and ex-wife Dany Garcia.

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The two met when they were studying at the University of Miami and they got married in 1997. NXT star Ava Raine is their daughter from this marriage. In 2007, they eventually divorced amicably, but Garcia continued to work with Johnson in his business ventures.


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But going back to their marriage, Garcia has been accompanying Johnson to wrestling shows right from the start. We are talking about that time when Tupac Shakur’s “All Eyes On Me” was Johnson’s entry music. She would always stand backstage with him before he entered the explosive arena.

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Obviously, when Johnson made an entry after 4 long years on Smackdown, she was present backstage. That crazy crowd energy took her straight back to the glorious Attitude Era days when The Rock was the roast master of the WWE. She shared a story on Instagram to describe how much she loves every time The Rock enters the ring. She said, “This POV is crazy!! I love it because after my 20+ years in and around “the business” as we call it, this is the most accurate representation of what it feels and looks like when DJ hits the “Gorilla Room” and hits the ramp!”

Despite being divorced, Johnson and Garcia are very much the best of friends. This is quite evident from the various business ventures he has had with her in the past. Most recently, they have decided to enter the fitness market with a pre-workout supplement.

Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia just launched the ZOA+ Pre-Workout Powder


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Dwayne Johnson has already tasted success in the energy drink market. His brand ZOA Energy made $100 million in sales in 2022. Also, beverage giant Molson Coors is planning on investing further in the company making it a more global brand.

Simultaneously Johnson and Garcia, both fitness addicts, launched the ZOA+ pre-workout powder. The powder comes in three different flavors: cherry limeade, wild berry, and fruit punch.


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Will be interesting to see how Johnson leverages his star power and domination in the energy drink market to build this fitness brand. But what do you guys think about Dany Garcia getting excited every time The Rock enters an arena?

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Written by:

Christopher Lazarus


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Christopher Lazarus is a WWE writer at Essentially Sports with over 12 years of experience in radio, television and music streaming. After completing his Bachelors in Chemistry, he moved on to media for his love for the creative aspect. He has been an avid fan of WWF/WWE since the dawn of cable TV in India when main events like 'King Of The Ring' and 'Royal Rumble' were aired on Sundays through VHS cassettes.
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Donna Eva