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The Rock

  • Date Submitted: 02/19/2011 06:15 PM
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The Rock
by Amin Bidin on Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 2:23am

He was the most electrifying man in sports-entertainment. He is also one of the most recognized faces on the planet and one of the hottest celebrities in all walks of life.

Call him whatever you want, but to the millions -- and millions -- of fans around the world, there is no substitute for The Rock.

A third-generation WWE Superstar, The Rock at first did not plan to follow in the family tradition of sports-entertainment stardom. He instead used his athletic skill on the gridiron, where he starred for the University of Miami. After a brief professional football career, The Rock decided to give WWE a shot -- a choice that would begin a new era in the entertainment world. In only a few years, The Rock was a multi-time WWE Champion and one of the most celebrated Superstars to ever set foot in the ring, having classic rivalries with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Triple H.

But it was more than his ability to "layeth the smacketh down" in the ring that made The Rock a Superstar. His quick wit, charisma and ability to talk smack earned such raves that “The People’s Champion” was asked to speak to the people over and over again. His many famous public appearances included hosting “Saturday Night Live” in 2000 and a speech at the 2002 Republican National Convention.

By 2001, The Rock became a multi-media superstar, having starred in the feature film,The Mummy Returns, and its highly successful prequel, The Scorpion King. Recently, he starred in the blockbuster film, Doom. His autobiography, The Rock Says... was a New York Times No. 1 bestseller.

The Rock continued his film career by starring in Walking Tall, an action drama based on a true story, which follows his performance in The Rundown. While The Rock certainly stays busy in Hollywood, he is always ready to return to the ring when duty calls.

He defeated "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan in a classic match at WrestleMania X8. When Mick Foley...

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