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Among celebrities, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is particularly beloved. He’s active in his career, in the media, and on social media, where his fans avidly follow his day-to-day life. Until his recent retirement, he was also a professional wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Fans of The Rock appreciate him for his philanthropy and the relative lack of drama and strife in his personal life.

This love that fans have for the Rock meant that many were recently shocked and concerned by an announcement Johnson made on his social media page. But what was this announcement? And what’s happening now in Dwayne Johnson’s life following this announcement?

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“Comin’ to you on a dusty road Good lovin’ I got a truckload” Appreciate the mana these past two weeks SoulMan. The lift was needed. #weearnedthisone

A post shared by therock (@therock) on Aug 29, 2020 at 6:29pm PDT

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson entered the public eye as an athlete. He initially played football in college for the Miami Hurricanes and was going to join the Calgary Stampeders after graduation. However, he left early in his first season to become a wrestler, following in the path of many members of his family. He joined the WWF in 1996 and earned his nickname “The Rock” from the name of his first wrestling persona, Rocky Maivia. Johnson quickly grew tired of the Rocky Maivia persona and started only going by the Rock. By 1998, he had become a major star, and this led him into acting.

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Johnson’s first acting role was as his own father on That ’70s Show. His first film roles were various action and comedy movies, including The Mummy Returns, Doom, and The Rundown. Eventually, he participated less in the WWF to focus on acting, with famous roles in films like The Game Plan and the Fast & Furious franchise, as well as hosting various reality programs on HBO. More recently, he voice acted as Maui in the Disney film Moana, and paid homage to his Polynesian heritage, as Johnson is Samoan on his mother’s side and connected to his cultural heritage.

Johnson’s Announcement

Dwayne “The Rock”

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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