7 Things You Should Know About Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

Champion pro wrestler, badass action movie hero, fitness superstar—is there anything The Rock can’t do? Lately it seems like there isn’t. This guy even crushes his cheat days. Although he spends quite a bit of time in the public eye, there’s a lot you probably don’t know about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

One does not become a trash-talking, body-slamming wrestler overnight. Before he was The Rock, his mom called him “Dewdrop,” and she had no problem revealing this in front of a live audience on Good Morning America. Johnson didn’t enter the ring until after graduating from the University of Miami, and even then, he was considering a very different career path. But he had a natural talent (you might say it runs in the family), and eventually became a WWE champion.

Since then, The Rock has made it big in Hollywood and beyond: You’ve likely seen him leaping from buildings on the big screen, and don’t miss his workout wear collaboration with Under Armour. Oh, and if you’re wondering what he likes to eat, just check out his Instagram.