“You Got One Shot”: Dwayne Johnson, Worth $800M, Reveals His Shockingly Long Plan to Conquer Hollywood

Published 05/02/2022, 11:30 AM EDT

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took a big step and transitioned into acting following a successful WWE career. Today, he is one of the biggest Hollywood stars, delivering blockbusters after blockbusters.


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Back in 2020, Dwayne Johnson himself took to social media to talk about his mindset during the beginnings of his Hollywood career.

The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment‘ revealed he wanted to have a real long-lasting Hollywood career that would have weight and value.


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He also admitted that he gave himself a 10-12 year-long plan at 29 years of age.

Dwayne Johnson said, “I wanted to be the number one man in the world of Hollywood in terms of box office draw. That was my goal at 29 years old. And I was prepared to work my a** off. I gave myself a 10-12 year plan.”


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Further, the WWE legend admitted he knew he had somewhat of a safety net when The Scorpion King got released. The Scorpion King was a part of The Mummy franchise.

Thus, there already existed an audience that was inclined to support him and the movie. Plus, he also had his wrestling audience.

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Johnson added, “I had the wrestling audience too. They were inclined to support me too. They thought, ‘Okay, let’s go support The Rock here, Rock you got one shot with us.'”

What makes Dwayne Johnson more special than other WWE superstar who acted in Hollywood?

The former WWE Champion got his first lead role in The Scorpion King. And after that, he continued to thrive in his acting career.

He got himself some big roles and delivered impressive performances, and today, he is one of the biggest box officers stars in Hollywood.

But The Rock is not the only WWE star who has acted in Hollywood films. Several other pro wrestlers have also pursued a career in acting. It will be wrong if one claims they did not enjoy success.


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However, the thing that makes Dwayne Johnson stand out from most of them is the longevity in his Hollywood career. After The Scorpion King, he had starred in several Hollywood films so far.


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Another WWE legend who is also enjoying success in Hollywood is John Cena. Just like The Rock, Cena is now a major star in Hollywood.

The Rock was prepared to work hard and give it his all in order to succeed, and he did just that and became the biggest star in Hollywood.



Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.