[294] Jaume Collet-Serra serves as director, with a script by Michael Green from a previous co-written by J.D. [180] On April 1, at WrestleMania XXVIII, the Rock beat Cena in the main event after countering Cena's attempt at a People's Elbow into a Rock Bottom. [229], The Rock made a surprise appearance at the official Xbox unveiling during Bill Gates's keynote speech at the ongoing Computer Electronics Show in 2001. Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Shane McMahon, Booker T & Rob Van Dam; Sole Survivor: The Rock", "Hulk Hogan: I Changed Rock Match On The Fly", "The Rock's seventh WWE Championship reign", "The Rock defeats Undertaker and Kurt Angle in a triple threat match to become WWE Champion", "Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. on The title was named the WWF Championship during The Rock's first six reigns. [190] The Rock then resumed his rivalry with John Cena, who won that year's Royal Rumble to set up a rematch of the previous WrestleMania match between the two at WrestleMania 29, only this time with the WWE Championship on the line. [158] At Backlash, Goldberg defeated the Rock, who then briefly left WWE to film Walking Tall. [18] Johnson also stars in the Jumanji franchise, appearing in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), and its sequel Jumanji: The Next Level (2019). Under his real name, he defeated The Brooklyn Brawler at a house show on March 10[58] and lost matches to Chris Candido and Owen Hart. Mankind appeared to win the match when the Rock passed out to the Mandible Claw submission move, but Vince McMahon ruled that since the Rock did not tap out, he retained his title. [235], The Rock has been listed as one of the all-time greatest professional wrestlers[17][13][14] as well as one of the top draws in wrestling history. [155] He also began performing "Rock Concerts", segments in which he played the guitar and mocked WWE performers and fans in song. [250], Derived from one of his catchphrases "lay the smackdown", WWE introduced its second flagship program WWE SmackDown in 1999 which later became television's second longest-running weekly episodic program in history. The Rock's WCW Championship was renamed the unbranded "World Championship" following the Alliance's loss. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the list for several weeks. [317], In March 2016, Johnson partnered with the American fitness apparel manufacturer Under Armour to release "Project Rock". [144], The Rock made a surprise return on a June episode of Raw before going to his assigned brand of SmackDown!. [358][359], Debut and Intercontinental Champion (1996–1997), WWF Champion and rise to superstardom (1998–2000), Record-breaking world champion (2000–2002), Final feuds and first retirement (2003–2004), insulting John Cena using the history of Boston, Massachusetts, Rock Concert on the 20th anniversary episode of. [24], In 2013, Johnson hosted and produced the TNT reality competition series The Hero. [149] This was evident by the fact that he was met with a negative crowd response during his match against Lesnar. 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Olympia. The Alliance's team consisted of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, and Shane McMahon. [145][145][146] The Rock successfully defended the title at the Global Warning event in Melbourne, Australia, against Triple H and Brock Lesnar after pinning Triple H.[147] On August 25, at SummerSlam, after interference from Lesnar's manager Paul Heyman, the Rock lost the WWE Undisputed Championship to Lesnar along with the record for the youngest WWE Champion, which he had set in 1998. [213][214] He also recorded "Pie" with Slick Rick for WWF The Music, Vol. Name [138], At the next pay-per-view, No Way Out, the Rock defeated The Undertaker in a singles match. His role as Luke Hobbs in the Fast & Furious series, beginning with Fast Five (2011), helped it become one of the highest-grossing film franchises. SUNDAN (124), The Divorce Hits Home with DVD and VOD Releases, Fall 2016 Returning TV Premieres: Sept. 23-Oct. 21, Favorite Scripted Series in U.S. TV in 2012-2013 Season, He Who Finds a Wife 2: Thou Shall Not Covet. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Complete Wiki Biography of Keith Burke, which contains net worth and salary earnings in 2020. [140] Despite the Rock portraying a heroic character and Hogan a villain, a portion of the crowd attending the SkyDome was rooting heavily for Hogan. He decided on a full scholarship from the University of Miami where he mostly played defensive tackle. 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He correctly predicted that Bobby Lashley would defeat Umaga at WrestleMania 23 in Donald Trump and Vince McMahon's "Battle of the Billionaires" Hair vs Hair match. Reigns then won the match and The Rock endorsed him in the ring. I was able to donate an entire gym to a military base that's very close to my heart, @jointbasephh. [189] The following night on Raw, the Rock unveiled a new WWE Championship design, with a different center plate and removable customizable side-plates which had his "Brahma Bull" logo. [265][316] In 2014, he hosted another TNT reality series entitled Wake Up Call.

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