The Rock Essay

1327 WordsDec 4, 20146 Pages
We've all heard of him, but not even know why he's popular. I'm talking about the infamous, the “Glorious One”, the “Man and a Half” - Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Usually referring to himself in the third-person, The Rock is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most accredited personalities in the entertainment business. He turned his life around from being at rock bottom, to overturning professional wrestlers with The Rock Bottom signature move to put bread on the table. Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born May 2nd of 1972 in Hayward, California, to Ata Maivia and Rocky Johnson. Maivia was of Samoan descendence as her father, Peter, was known as “High Chief” of the Samoan tribe in Hawaii. On the other hand, Rocky Johnson was a black Canadian man, so Dwayne inherited Canadian citizenship at birth according to a law that had been passed. Both Peter Maivia and Rocky Johnson were major hits in the early wrestling era, so Dwayne was born into this. Growing up in the family business influenced, fueled, and provided an early foundation of knowledge as a backbone for him years later down the road regarding this as a profession. Life wasn't a breeze growing up for young Rock. Constantly moving around the country and globe to suit his fathers job opportunities, he lived in parts of the U.S. such as California, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Florida, and even in New Zealand! Not having a stable place to stay takes it's toll on adolescents, not to mention the fact that he had a natural feisty trait in his character which led him into numerous fights with boys at the schools he attended. Also with his family so so well-known, it painted a bullseye on Dwayne's back to live up to that same expectation and caliber of toughness as his father and grandfather did. He didn't have many personal relationships, though he was a natural at public speaking and connecting with people. He only

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