WWE Debut and Early Fame

 Dwayne Johnson debuted in WWE (then WWF) in 1996, quickly becoming a significant figure in the Attitude Era, an industry boom period in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Ring Names and Character Evolution

 He performed under various ring names like Flex Kavana, Rocky Maivia, and most famously, The Rock. His charismatic trash-talking gimmick made him a fan favorite.

Championship Success

 The Rock is a 10-time world champion in WWE, the first of African-American descent. He's also a two-time Intercontinental Champion and a five-time Tag Team Champion.

Notable Rivalries and Matches

Johnson had memorable rivalries with WWE legends like "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Triple H, and he headlined the most-bought wrestling pay-per-view, WrestleMania XXVIII.

Signature Moves

His finishing moves, the Rock Bottom and The People's Elbow, became iconic in the wrestling world.

Transition to Hollywood

Post-2000, The Rock transitioned to a successful acting career but remained connected to WWE, including main event matches at WrestleManias.

Return to WWE

Johnson made a part-time return to WWE from 2011 to 2013, enhancing his legacy and drawing in a new generation of fans.

Pop Culture Influence

The Rock transcended wrestling to become a pop culture icon, known for his electrifying personality and catchphrases like "If you smell what The Rock is cooking!"

Recent Executive Role

As of 2024, Johnson joined the board of directors for TKO, the parent company of WWE, bringing his experience in sports and entertainment to a high-profile executive role.

Securing "The Rock" Moniker

Along with his executive role, Johnson gained full ownership of his ring name, "The Rock", marking a unique instance of a wrestler owning their wrestling persona legally.