We take a look at when The Rock officially retired from WWE and what he’s been up to since then.
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The Rock’s retirement from WWE
Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler. He was a professional wrestler for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) for eight years prior to pursuing an acting career. His films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and over $10.5 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.
Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, where he won a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes team. After being cut from the Calgary Stampeders of CFL two months into the 1995 season, he began training as a professional wrestler. He was promoted by the WWF as The Rock in 1996 and gained mainstream prominence after his victory over Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania XVIII in 2002. He left WWE in 2004 to pursue an acting career full-time and went on to star in blockbusters such as The Scorpion King (2002), The Rundown (2003), Be Cool (2005), Gridiron Gang (2006), Get Smart (2008), Race to Witch Mountain (2009), Tooth Fairy (2010), fast&furious 6(2013) G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Hercules(2014), Central Intelligence(2016) Moana(2016) , Rampage(2018).
In 2009, IGN named Johnson as “The Greatest WWE Superstar of All Time”. In 2016,, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the celebrity wing during WrestleMania 32’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony; his speech broke the all-time record for longest speech given at that event. Later that year and again in 2019, insiders described Johnson as WWE’s biggest draw and one its most valuable assets with his name box office power .
Why The Rock retired from WWE
The Rock is a professional wrestler who is currently signed to WWE. He has held numerous championships throughout his career, including the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship. He is also a two-time Intercontinental Champion and a five-time Tag Team Champion. The Rock is widely considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
The Rock last competed in a WWE ring on April 7, 2013, at WrestleMania 29, where he defeated John Cena to win the WWE Championship for the eighth time. He has not wrestled for WWE since then, and his contract with WWE expired on May 1, 2014.
There have been several rumors as to why The Rock retired from WWE, but the most likely reason is that he simply wants to focus on his acting career. He has starred in several successful movies over the past few years, including the “Fast and Furious” franchise and “San Andreas.” It’s possible that The Rock feels he can make more money pursuing acting roles than wrestling for WWE.
The Rock’s final match in WWE
The Rock’s final match in WWE was at WrestleMania 29 in 2013. He defeated CM Punk to become the WWE Champion for the eighth time. He then vacated the title and left WWE.
The Rock’s post-WWE career
The Rock, born Dwayne Johnson, is a retired professional wrestler and actor. He left WWE in 2004 to pursue an acting career full time. He has since starred in several movies, including The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King, Tooth Fairy, and the Fast and Furious franchise.
The Rock’s return to WWE
In 2020, The Rock made a surprise return to WWE at the Royal Rumble, after a six-year absence from the company. He had not wrestled since 2014, and his last appearance on WWE television was in early 2019.
The Rock’s legacy in WWE
Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and semi-retired professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of Miami, where he won a national championship on the 1991 Miami Hurricanes team. He later played for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and was cut two months into the 1995 season. Afterward, he began training as a professional wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) with Pat Patterson. Starring alongside other WWF wrestlers such as Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin in what became known as The Attitude Era of WWF programming, The Rock rose to prominence within WWE.
The Rock slowly began transitioning out of wrestling in order to pursue an acting career full-time; he has since appeared in a number of successful films, such as The Mummy Returns (2001), gridiron gang (2006), pain & gain (2013) and Ballers (2015–present). crotch chop As of 2019, Johnson has 17 championship reigns in WWE:
* He is an eight-time WWF/WWE Champion
* A two-time Intercontinental Champion
* A five-time World Tag Team Champion
* And a two-time WWE Tag Team Champion.
He is also the sixth Triple Crown Champion in WWE history and won the 2000 Royal Rumble. His autobiography The Rock Says… debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list in 2000. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him No. 1 on their list of the “100 Greatest Entertainers of All Time”. In 2015, MTV ranked him at No. 2 on their list of “The Greatest TV Shows of All Time”. People magazine named him their “Sexiest Man Alive” issue for 2016.
The Rock’s impact on WWE
The Rock is one of the most iconic figures in WWE history. He is a 8-time WWE Champion and has held the WWE Championship belt on several occasions. He has also won the Royal Rumble, the King of the Ring, and has main evented WrestleMania. The Rock’s final match in WWE was at WrestleMania 29 in 2013, where he lost to John Cena.
The Rock’s influence on WWE
The Rock’s final WWE appearance was at WrestleMania 29, where he defeated John Cena. He then semi-retired from wrestling, although he has made sporadic appearances since.
The Rock was a major force in WWE during the “Attitude Era” of the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was one of the biggest stars in the company and helped to make WWE a global phenomenon. His matches with Steve Austin and Triple H were some of the most memorable in WWE history.
Since his retirement from WWE, The Rock has gone on to have a successful career in Hollywood. He has starred in some of the biggest movies of recent years, such as “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Hobbs & Shaw.”
The Rock’s place in WWE history
The Rock is one of the most popular and charismatic WWE Superstars of all time. He was a major part of the WWE’s “Attitude Era” in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and was a key player in the WWE’s transition to a more family-friendly product.
The Rock made his final WWE appearance at WrestleMania 32 in 2016, where he defeated Erick Rowan in six seconds. He has not appeared on WWE programming since then, although he has made occasional wrestling appearances outside of WWE.
It is not clear why The Rock has not returned to WWE since 2016. It is possible that he is simply too busy with other projects to commit to a regular wrestling schedule. It is also possible that he does not want to be away from his family for long periods of time. Whatever the reason, The Rock’s place in WWE history is secure, and he will always be one of the most beloved Superstars in the company’s history.
The Rock’s future in WWE
The Rock’s future in WWE has been speculated for years. He has not been an active wrestler since 2004, though he has made several sporadic appearances since then. In 2020, The Rock finally announced his retirement from WWE.