Dwayne Johnson

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Name: Dwayne Johnson
Also Known As: The Rock, Rocky Maivia
Occupation: Professional wrestler, actor
Medium: Professional Wrestling, film
Works: 800+ matches, films
Official Website(s): Twitter
Fan Website(s): therock-source.net
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Dwayne Johnson is an American professional wrestler and actor. As an actor he has appeared in several films and TV shows of interest to fandom, including Moana, The Fast and the Furious, and The Mummy Returns.

Biography in Wrestling

Dwayne Johnson made his name in World Wrestling Entertainment during the 1990s. He started in the United States Wrestling Association in Memphis, where, as Flex Kavana, he held the USWA World Tag Team Titles twice with Bart Sawyer. He arrived in the then-WWF at Survivor Series in November 1996 as a traditional Face named Rocky Maivia, taken from his father, former wrestler Rocky Johnson, and his maternal grandfather, the late great Hawaiian wrestling legend High Chief Peter Maivia. This character flopped, drawing chants of "Rocky sucks! Rocky sucks!" and was more hated than some of the heels of the time. He turned heel on the August 11, 1997 WWF RAW IS WAR, thus joining The Nation of Domination. The following week, he referred to himself for the first time as "The Rock." Along with deepening his voice and generally improving in the ring, he had to do two big heel turns (joining the NOD in 1997 and joining Vince McMahon's Corporation in 1998) to get the fans to accept him. He is a former 8x WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a 2x WWE Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, a 5x WWE World Tag Team Champion,[note 1] a former 2x WCW World Heavyweight Champion[note 2] and won the 2000 Royal Rumble.


Fan Community Nicknames

The People/The Millions (AND MILLIONS) of The Rock's Fans

Fan Works

Fan Art


Any pairings on AO3 are Slash, and, with the exception of the few stories pairing him with former WWE wrestler Jack Swagger, all of them are Crack Ships. His top pairing is with Logan Howlett from X-men.[note 4]



  1. ^ 3x w/Mankind as The Rock N Sock Connection (at the time Mick carried around a sock puppet named "Mr. Socko"), 1x w/The Undertaker and 1x w/Chris Jericho
  2. ^ Near the end of the WCW/ECW InVasion/Alliance debacle in 2001, he never wrestled for WCW.
  3. ^ WCFL Alaska also picked Chyna at #1.
  4. ^ All pairings canonized on AO3 were slash in January 2020, but as of October 2022 this is no longer true. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson/Original Female Character(s) is a het ship in the top 10 most common relationship tags listed under Johnson's AO3 Character tag. Several of the other top ships, such as Johnson/Logan and Johnson/Henry Cavill, are crack crossover pairings.