Dwayne Johnson Is A Third Generation Wrestler; All You Need To Know About His Family

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Dwayne Johnson is among the top actors in Hollywood. The actor has a great wrestling heritage. Read on to know in detail about his family.

Written By Aditya Vyas | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Dwayne Johnson is among the top actors in Hollywood. Known by his ring name as The Rock, he was ranked as the highest-paid actor in 2018 by a leading magazine. The former professional wrestler has worked in several popular films now. Before pursuing acting, he was a professional wrestler, the third generation to get into the sport in his family, for the World Wrestling Federation for eight years and was a popular and beloved athlete. 

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About Dwayne Johnson's Family

Dwayne Johnson's father Rocky Johnson is Canadian and The Rock is American. The Hobbs and Shaw actor’s father and grandfather were also professional wrestlers. So that makes Dwayne Johnson the third generation in wrestling. The actor’s wrestling heritage goes way back. The Rock’s father Rocky Johnson was a Canadian professional wrestler and he was also the first black Georgia Heavyweight Champion.

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Rocky Johnson was among the influential wrestlers of his time. The Rock had a lot to learn from Rocky Johnson. His grandfather Peter Maiva, who is the maternal grandfather of Dwayne, was also a professional wrestler.  In the year 1981, he was diagnosed with cancer and died later in 1982. The Rock recently shared pictures of his grandfather with Andre The Giant. 

Interestingly, Dwayne Johnson’s character Maui from Moana was also inspired by his late grandfather, High Chief Peter Maivia of Samoa. But this is not stopping at three generations of professional wrestlers. His daughter Simone Johnson, who is 18 years old, has also started training with WWE and is set to become the first fourth-generation WWE Superstar. The Rock is extremely proud of his daughter and even shared a picture of Instagram. 


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