WWE to Hollywood: How Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Reached the Pinnacle of Popularity

Published 10/14/2021, 7:51 AM EDT


Everyone knows that WWE legend Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, is really hard working. There have been multiple instances when The Rock has explained how broke he was before making it big in the pro-wrestling business.

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When Rock made his transition from being a professional wrestler to a full-time Hollywood action hero, he had a few eyes glued on him. And although it took a while for him to cement his credibility, now ‘The Rock’ is one of the highest-paid actors.

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In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, the former WWE Champion touched upon him being famous and coming from humble beginnings.

PARK CITY, UTAH – JANUARY 28: Actress Florence Pugh, actor and producer Dwayne Johnson, and Paige pose for a photo at a Sundance special screening of “Fighting with My Family” on January 28, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/Getty Images for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures)

The Rock knows addressed the internet with a beautiful message

The Black Adam actor took to his Instagram and posted a snippet of his interview with Vanity Fair. He also wrote a beautiful message for his young aspirants, where he touched upon being famous and poor.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – April 1: Dwayne ”The Rock” Johnson and John Cena in action during WrestleMania XXVIII at Sun Life Stadium on April 1, 2012, in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

“You’ll never hear me complain about fame. Ever. Because I’ve lived the alternative when I wasn’t famous and no one gave a sh*t and I was broke. Couldn’t pay bills and couldn’t take care of my family. I have no problem with fame ~ it’s a blessing.” He wrote.

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The Rock is now one of the most influential people in the pro-wrestling business and Hollywood. With so many upcoming movie projects, it looks like The Rock is hoping to make headlines, again.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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