Birth Name: Dwayne Johnson
Birth Place: Hayward, California, USA
Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born on May 5, 1972 in Hayward, CA, destined for a career in the wrestling ring. His father was African-American wrestler Rocky Johnson and his maternal grandfather was Samoan wrestler, High Chief Peter Maivia. His uncles were professional wrestlers known as the Wild Samoans, and his cousins Rickoshi, Rosey and Umaga were also on the circuit. Johnson attended his first wrestling match when he was only weeks old, and by the time he was six years old, his father was teaching him the basics. But Johnson paid a price for being part of a showbiz family with a peripatetic childhood that involved living in Hawaii, Tennessee and even New Zealand before the family eventuall... Continue Bio >>
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#tbt To a crazier time in my life of winning my 1st wrestling title while learning how to "hustle and cut my teeth" in Memphis.
Before the bright lights of the WWE, I started my wresting career in the U.S.W.A (United States Wrestling Association) based out of Memphis, TN. I drove over 2000 miles every week to wrestle in flea markets, state fairs, high school gyms and my personal favorite - wrestling in the parking lots of used car dealerships all throughout the south. Grinding away all for a contractual guarantee of making $40 bucks a match. True story. I had no bread and nothing to lose, but willing to drop sweat and blood nightly 'cause I was doing something I was passionate about. The night I won this title, I celebrated the only way I knew how and certainly the only way I could afford - your boy at like a king at the Waffle House.
The takeaway here is never forget your hard times, find something you're passionate about and go after with relentless drive. And always take a moment to eat like kings and queens at the Waffle House.
#EmbraceFleaMarketGrind #ChaseYourGreatness #AndTryTheHashbrownsAndSweetTea 💪
Thursday 8th of October 2015 03:38:19 PM
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IT'S OFFICIAL: After months and months of worldwide casting calls, we've finally found our next Walt Disney Animation Studios Princess... #MOANA.
I'm pumped to welcome 14yr old Auli'i Cravalho of Mililani, Hawaii to our project. What's amazing about this story is that she didn't think she was good enough so she never auditioned. Fortunately, one of our Oahu casting agents discovered her singing at a charity competition and the rest is history.
An awesome lesson to all young kids out there... work hard, have confidence in yourselves and never think you're not good enough because you never know what the future holds.
Congratulations Auli'i! Can't wait to work with you and watch you bring this new Disney Princess to life.
#YesThatsMeOnTheRight #HisNameIsMaui #HesADemiGod #AndHePutsMoanaInHerPlace #SoHeThinks #DisneyAnimation #MOANA #TimeToSing
Wednesday 7th of October 2015 10:57:19 AM