Rocky Johnson

How Did Dwayne Johnson Get His Name?

Rocky Johnson was the first African-American heavyweight champion from Florida.  Recently, he published his book as an autobiography, the Soulman-The Rocky Johnson Story. More than 40 years ago, Rocky Johnson was making history when he won the title as the best heavyweight wrestler in Tampa Bay, Florida.

He decides for a book because he wanted it to be an inspiration to others. The interview with him was at his home in Lutz, in a house that is worth 800,000 dollars.  The Rocky Johnson, who is 72 years old now, said that if he and his son succeeded, anyone can.

The family of Johnson is descendants of slaves who escaped to Canada. The place of Rocky Johnson’s birth is Wayde Bowles in Nova Scotia. He was 12 when his father died, and two years later, he starts his training for boxing. In the years after, he chose wrestling over boxing, because it was more engaging to him.

The story about how he chose his wrestling name is also very interesting. The Johnson is because he admires the career of first African -American Jack Johnson. The other part of his name comes from Rocky Marciano, who also was one of his favorite boxers.

He was implementing a lot of boxing skills in his moves during the wrestling matches. His best and the most popular move was a dropkick with both legs. Rocky Johnson was a real superstar in WWE during the 70s and he has a lot of attractive moves for cheering the public.

One of the people who became a great fan of WWE because of Rocky Johnson is Barry Rose, who was a president of Rocky Johnson Fan Club in the 70s. Today, he is working on the promotion of former legends of this sport. A similar event is going to be held in Lutz, where one of the former stars will be Johnson itself.

During the 70s, World Wrestling Entertainment became the dominating industry in this sport, and there were promotions for WWE in every state and region. Rocky Johnson was the first African-American heavyweight champion in Texas, Florida, and Georgia. He won his first title in Florida in 1975 at the Fort Homer tournament.

Later during his career, he formed the first team of African-American world champions in WWE, with Tony Atlas. They were so good in this entertaining sports events that even people from the south became their fans. Johnson said that he could break down the walls of intolerance with his popularity at that time.

However, in that time there were still a lot of stereotypes about the African-Americans, so Rocky Johnson was trying to put that on the side, and show himself only as a successful athlete. But still, there was a lot of racism that he experienced because of the color of the skin. Rocky chose to be a confident sportsman and never let go for intolerance to get on his way.

His son is today one of the most popular wrestlers and actors in the world. Both of them, Rocky Johnson and Dwayne Johnson lived in South Florida until Dwayne went to live in Georgia. Also, Rocky Johnson is very proud of his family and says that his grandchildren will accomplish even more.

Will Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson take the role as US President?

Dwayne Johnson, a megastar actor known also as The Rock, organized a secret ceremony in Hawaii last Sunday.

He published this happy news on his Instagram profile where he has more than 154million followers. Dwayne posted a picture of him and his wife and wrote “We do. August 18th, 2019. Hawaii. Pomaika’i (blessed).”

Some sources say that he is a  potential US president. This famous actor and wrestler is now married to  Lauren Hashian, a 34-year-old beautiful singer and songwriter. Together they have two children, Jasmine, and baby Tiana. This marriage is the cherry on top of their happy family life.


Dwayne Johnson is the second highest-earning man in Hollywood, right after George Clooney. He was noticed by many movie producers as a great man for performance and showing off his strength.

“He is as close to guaranteeing you butts in the seats as anybody can be,” said Ron Meyer, the chairman from NBC Universal. His movies have earned over 8.2billion dollars so far, which is why he is one of the highest-grossing box office stars that has ever existed.

Johnson almost refused to post about his movies on social media, which means he nearly gave up on an additional seven-figure salary. His fans like to call him “Beyonce for blokes”. This famous movie star has millions of devoted fans worldwide, which is something movie studios like a lot.

His name was never connected to drugs, affairs, scandals, conspiracies which is why he has a good reputation. Dwayne now lives his dreams as a self-made millionaire who is respected in the White House.

During The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2017 Dwayne said that he was “seriously considering” running for president of USA. After that show many people supported him, and then he said: “I can tell you with all honesty that the consideration comes at the desire from a large number of people that would like to see this happen.”


He confirmed he had met with various political experts, such as  Republicans, Democrats, independents, many strategists, and others. “Let me go to work and learn,” Dwayne added.

His 2019. net worth is about £136million. Although he had a chaotic childhood because of his father’s wrestling career, he managed to become very successful.

His father, Rocky Johnson, was a member of the first black tag champion team in 1977. Dwayne’s mother Ata’s parents were also involved in wrestling.

He grew up as a poor child and they all lived in a one-room apartment.

“I know what it’s like to earn a dollar. I know what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck and wonder how you’re going to pay the rent. I know what it’s like to be evicted. Money doesn’t fall out of the sky,” Dwayne said. He also added that his mother tried to commit suicide in front of him when he was a teenager.

“She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic. Big rigs and cars were swerving out of the way. I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road. What’s crazy is that she has no recollection of it whatsoever. Probably best she doesn’t. We both healed but we’ve always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain. We have to help them through it and remind them they are not alone,” he said.

Dwayne Johnson wasn’t always a nice guy. When he was very young he was known as a trash-talking and rude person. That changed quickly and wrestling star Hulk Hogan named him the “biggest superstar in the business”.


Dwayne’s first movie role was in the 2001 sequel called The Mummy Returns. He got noticed due to his success in the ring. He appeared in the film for only a couple of minutes, but amazed the public so much he later got a spin-off prequel of his own titled The Scorpion King.

He has the talent to get noticed by big-budget franchises, which is why he started to work on The Fast And The ­Furious project in 2011. That year this movie had a highest-grossing opening that had ever been made.

The Rock has since appeared in a couple of their movies, including the spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. He also got in a decade-long feud with his co-worker, actor Vin Diesel.

He criticized Vin’s unprofessional behavior during the making of the eighth movie on social media.

Dwayne said in an interview: “Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer. And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach movie-making and collaborating. It took me some time, but I’m grateful for that clarity, whether we work together again or not. I wish him all the best, and I harbor no ill-will there, just because of the clarity we have.”

“Actually, you can erase that last part about ‘no ill will’. We’ll just keep it with the clarity,” the actor added.

In 2007 Dwayne divorced with his ex-wife Dany Garcia, after ten years of their marriage. Soon after that, he began dating Lauren. Dwayne and Dany Garcia have an 18-year-old daughter Simone.

He now lives a happy life surrounded by his new family and millions of dollars. He enjoys being famous and respected by the American public.

Dwayne Johnson Family Roots Lead to Southwest Scarborough Apartment

Father’s Day is behind us, and every son or a daughter gave a gift to his father. On that day you can give your dad whatever you want, or whatever he needs.

The famous actor and the ex-wrestler, Dwayne Johnson, has given his dad, Rocky Johnson a new home.


It is no secret that the popular actor has Canadian roots, and his grandmother and uncle lived in Canada. Human migrations are in people’s blood and the part of history, and we can all asked a question where does our family come from? Or how I get here?

At the moment, it is very popular to search for your ancestries and the shows Who Do You Think You Are? And Finding Your Roots show that finding your ancestry family is not an easy task to do. Like in nature, even a family tree has unusual branches and bad apples.

Every migration led to a change, and the change sometimes worked very well for the family, for example, if Elias Disney had stayed in the little Ontario village, and had not moved to North America, will Walt Disney make such a huge success?


Would we have a phone now, if Alexander Graham Bell did not move to Brantford, Ontario with his parents? Would the telephone be discovered that he remained in Scotland?

Walter and John Huston are famous for their movies The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, but the question is if they stayed in Toronto will they made such success and win the Oscar.