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  • Hayward, California, U.S.
    Tuesday May 02, 1972
    11:54:00 PM

    Birth

    Hayward, California, U.S.
    Tuesday May 02, 1972

    Dwayne Douglas Johnson was born on May 2, 1972, in Hayward, California, to Ata Johnson (née Maivia; born 1948) and former professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles; 1944).




  • Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
    1980s

    Growing Up

    Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand
    1980s

    Johnson briefly lived in New Zealand with his mother's family, where he attended Richmond Road Primary School in Grey Lynn before returning to the United States.




  • Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    1974

    Montclaire Elementary School

    Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    1974

    Johnson attended Montclaire Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina.




  • Hamden, Connecticut, U.S.
    1980s

    Shepherd Glen Elementary School and Hamden Middle School

    Hamden, Connecticut, U.S.
    1980s

    Johnson moved to Hamden, Connecticut, where he spent a couple of years at Shepherd Glen Elementary School and Hamden Middle School.




  • Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
    1980s

    President William McKinley High School

    Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
    1980s

    Johnson spent his high school at President William McKinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.




  • Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
    1980s

    Glencliff High School and McGavock High School

    Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
    1980s

    Johnson spent his high school at Glencliff High School and McGavock High School in Nashville, Tennessee.




  • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    1980s

    Freedom High School

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    1980s

    Johnson spent his high school at Freedom High School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


  • U.S.
    1990s

    Fighting, Theft, and Check Fraud

    U.S.
    1990s

    Johnson was arrested multiple times for fighting, theft, and check fraud before the age of 17.


  • U.S.
    1990s

    Sports

    U.S.
    1990s

    Johnson began playing sports, joining his high schools' gridiron football, track and field and wrestling teams.


  • Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.
    1991

    Football Career

    Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.
    1991

    Johnson was a promising football prospect and received offers from many Division I collegiate programs. He decided on a full scholarship from the University of Miami where he mostly played defensive tackle. In 1991, he was on the Miami Hurricanes' national championship team. After suffering a number of injuries, he was later replaced in the starting lineup by future Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp.


  • U.S.
    1995

    Graduation

    U.S.
    1995

    Johnson graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of General Studies in criminology and physiology.


  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    1995

    Calgary Stampeders

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    1995

    In 1995, Johnson signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League as a linebacker. He was assigned to the practice roster but was cut two months into the season.


  • Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1996

    The Brooklyn Brawler

    Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 10, 1996

    Under his real name, Johnson defeated The Brooklyn Brawler at a house show on March 10, 1996. and lost matches to Chris Candido and Owen Hart.


  • Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    Monday Nov 04, 1996

    Monday Night Raw Debut

    Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    Monday Nov 04, 1996

    Johnson debuted on Monday Night Raw as a member of Marc Mero's entourage on November 4, 1996.


  • Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 17, 1996

    Survivor Series (1996)

    Manhattan, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 17, 1996

    His first match came at Survivor Series, on November 17,1996, in an eight-man elimination tag match; he was the sole survivor and eliminated the final two members of the opposing team, Crush and Goldust.


  • Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    1996

    Pursue a New Career

    Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    1996

    Johnson decided to pursue a career as a professional wrestler. Veteran wrestler Pat Patterson got Johnson several tryout matches with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1996.


  • Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    1996

    WWF Contract

    Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    1996

    After wrestling at Jerry Lawler's United States Wrestling Association as Flex Kavana and winning the USWA World Tag Team Championship twice with Bart Sawyer in the summer of 1996, Johnson signed a WWF contract. He received additional training from Tom Prichard, alongside Achim Albrecht and Mark Henry.


  • Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    1996

    The Blue Chipper

    Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    1996

    Johnson made his WWF debut as Rocky Maivia, a combination of his father and grandfather's ring names, although his real name was acknowledged by the announcers. He was initially reluctant to take this ring name but was persuaded by Vince McMahon and Jim Ross. He was given the nickname "The Blue Chipper" and his lineage was played to on TV, where he was hyped as the WWF's first third-generation wrestler. Maivia, a clean-cut face character, was pushed heavily from the start despite his wrestling inexperience.


  • Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 13, 1997

    Intercontinental Championship

    Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
    Thursday Feb 13, 1997

    On February 13, 1997, Johnson won the Intercontinental Championship from Hunter Hearst Helmsley on Monday Night Raw.


  • Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    Monday Mar 31, 1997

    Johnson Defeated Bret Hart

    Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.
    Monday Mar 31, 1997

    Johnson defeated Bret Hart by disqualification in a title defense on the March 31, 1997, episode of Raw is War. Behind the scenes, Hart mentored Johnson for his first year in WWF and refused to be booked to take the title from him


  • Rochester, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 20, 1997

    In Your House 14: Revenge of the 'Taker

    Rochester, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 20, 1997

    On April 20, 1997, at In Your House 14: Revenge of the 'Taker, he lost to Savio Vega by countout but retained the title. Audiences became increasingly hostile toward Maivia, with chants of "die, Rocky, die" and "Rocky sucks" being heard during his matches.


  • U.S.
    Monday Apr 28, 1997

    Intercontinental Championship

    U.S.
    Monday Apr 28, 1997

    Johnson lost the Intercontinental Championship to Owen Hart on the April 28, 1997 episode of Raw Is War.


  • U.S.
    Saturday May 03, 1997

    Marriage

    U.S.
    Saturday May 03, 1997

    Johnson married Dany García on May 3, 1997. They have one child.


  • U.S.
    Aug, 1997

    Knee Injury

    U.S.
    Aug, 1997

    Johnson suffered a legitimate knee injury in a match against Mankind, Maivia returned in August 1997 and turned heel for the first time in his career by lashing out at fans who had been booing him and joining Faarooq, D'Lo Brown and Kama in the stable called the Nation of Domination.


  • Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 07, 1997

    D-Generation X: In Your House

    Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 07, 1997

    At D-Generation X: In Your House, Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated The Rock in under six minutes to retain the Intercontinental Championship. The next night on Raw Is War, Austin was ordered by Mr. McMahon to defend the title in a rematch, but forfeited it to The Rock instead, handing him the title belt before hitting him with the Stone Cold Stunner. The Rock feuded with Austin and Ken Shamrock through the end of 1997 and beginning of 1998.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 19, 1998

    Royal Rumble (1998)

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Monday Jan 19, 1998

    On January 19, 1998, at Royal Rumble, The Rock defeated Shamrock by disqualification to retain the Intercontinental title. Later that night, he entered the Royal Rumble match and lasted until the final two before he was eliminated by Stone Cold Steve Austin.


  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 28, 1998

    King of the Ring (1998)

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Wednesday Jan 28, 1998

    The Rock and The Nation then feuded with Triple H and D-Generation X, with the two stable leaders first meeting in the quarter-final of the 1998 King of the Ring tournament, which The Rock won. At King of the Ring, The Rock defeated Dan Severn in the semi-final match and lost to rival Ken Shamrock in the final.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 29, 1998

    WrestleMania XIV

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 29, 1998

    On March 29, at WrestleMania XIV, Johnson defeated Shamrock by disqualification once again to retain the title.


  • U.S.
    Monday Mar 30, 1998

    New Intercontinental Championship Design

    U.S.
    Monday Mar 30, 1998

    On Raw is War, The Rock debuted a new Intercontinental Championship design and would later overthrow Faarooq as leader of the Nation of Domination to spark a feud between the two.


  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Sunday May 31, 1998

    Over the Edge: In Your House

    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Sunday May 31, 1998

    Johnson successfully defended the Intercontinental title against Faarooq at Over the Edge: In Your House on May 31. The stable would then refer to themselves as simply "The Nation".


  • Fresno, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 26, 1998

    Fully Loaded: In Your House

    Fresno, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 26, 1998

    The Rock resumed his feud with Triple H, as the two had a two out of three falls match at Fully Loaded: In Your House for the Intercontinental title, which The Rock retained in controversial fashion.


  • Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 18, 1998

    Judgment Day: In Your House

    Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 18, 1998

    The Rock saw a big uptick in fan support during this time, causing him to be booked in a feud with fellow Nation members Mark Henry and D'Lo Brown, turning babyface in the process. Henry defeated him at Judgment Day: In Your House, after interference from Brown, effectively breaking up the stable.


  • St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 15, 1998

    Survivor Series (1998)

    St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 15, 1998

    The Rock was then entered into the "Deadly Game" tournament for the vacant WWF Championship. The finals occurred at Survivor Series, where The Rock defeated Vince McMahon's associate, Mankind, to win his first WWF Championship.


  • U.S.
    1998

    The Rock

    U.S.
    1998

    He then refused to acknowledge the Rocky Maivia name, instead referring to himself in the third person as The Rock, though he would still be billed as Rocky "The Rock" Maivia until 1998. The Rock would then regularly insult the audience, WWF performers, and interviewers in his promos.


  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Saturday Dec 19, 1998

    Rock Bottom: In Your House

    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Saturday Dec 19, 1998

    On December 13, 1998, at the pay-per-view named after him, Rock Bottom: In Your House, The Rock had a rematch with Mankind for the WWF Championship. Mankind appeared to win the match when The Rock passed out to the Mandible Claw submission move, but Vince McMahon ruled that since The Rock did not tap out, he retained his title.


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Jan 04, 1999

    Mankind Defeated the Rock

    Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Jan 04, 1999

    The Rock continued to feud with Mankind over the WWF Championship, which was traded back and forth between them. First, in the main event of the January 4, 1999 episode of Raw Is War, Mankind defeated The Rock after interference from Stone Cold Steve Austin.


  • Anaheim, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 24, 1999

    "I Quit" Match

    Anaheim, California, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 24, 1999

    In an "I Quit" match at Royal Rumble on January 24, The Rock regained the title, when a recording of Mankind saying "I quit" from an earlier interview was played over the PA system.


  • U.S.
    Sunday Jan 31, 1999

    A Forklift Truck

    U.S.
    Sunday Jan 31, 1999

    On January 31, during an episode of Sunday Night Heat, Mankind pinned The Rock using a forklift truck in an Empty Arena match to win the WWF title. This match was referred to as "Halftime Heat" as it was televised during halftime of that year's Super Bowl.


  • Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 14, 1999

    St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House

    Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 14, 1999

    Mankind and The Rock faced off again, at St. Valentine's Day Massacre: In Your House, in a Last Man Standing match which ended in a draw, meaning Mankind retained the title.


  • U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1999

    Feud Ended

    U.S.
    Monday Feb 15, 1999

    Their feud ended on the February 15 Raw Is War, when The Rock won his third WWF Championship in a Ladder Match after Big Show interfered on his behalf.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 28, 1999

    WrestleMania XV

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 28, 1999

    The Rock lost the WWF Championship to Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania XV.


  • Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 25, 1999

    Backlash: In Your House

    Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 25, 1999

    The Rock's popularity continued to grow and audiences still cheered for him even though he was a heel. He then lost the title rematch against Stone Cold Steve Austin at Backlash: In Your House after he was betrayed by Shane McMahon, turning him face again and starting a feud with Triple H, The Undertaker and The Corporate Ministry.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 29, 1999

    SmackDown!

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 29, 1999

    On April 29, 1999, WWF aired the pilot episode of SmackDown!, a term derived from one of The Rock's catchphrases. In the episode, The Rock continued his feud with The Corporate Ministry. This led to a match with Triple H, at Over the Edge, which The Rock won, and a match for the WWF Championship against The Undertaker, at King of the Ring, which The Rock lost. The Rock then lost a number one contender's match to Triple H, at Fully Loaded, after interference from "Mr. Ass" Billy Gunn.


  • U.S.
    Aug, 1999

    The Rock 'n' Sock Connection

    U.S.
    Aug, 1999

    Shortly after SummerSlam, The Rock began teaming with former opponent Mankind and the two became known as The Rock 'n' Sock Connection.


  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 22, 1999

    SummerSlam (1999)

    Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 22, 1999

    The Rock defeated Gunn in a Kiss My Ass match at SummerSlam.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Aug 30, 1999

    WWF Tag Team Champions

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Monday Aug 30, 1999

    The Rock 'n' Sock Connection became WWF Tag Team Champions for the first time after defeating The Undertaker and Big Show for the titles on the August 30, 1999 episode of Raw is War.


  • Albany, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 07, 1999

    The Rock 'n' Sock Connection Lost the Titles

    Albany, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 07, 1999

    The Rock 'n' Sock Connection lost the titles back to Undertaker and Big Show on the September 7, 1999 episode of SmackDown!.


  • Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Sep 20, 1999

    The Rock 'n' Sock Connection won back

    Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Sep 20, 1999

    The Rock 'n' Sock Connection won back from Undertaker and Big Show on the September 20, 1999 episode of Raw is War.


  • Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Sep 27, 1999

    The New Age Outlaws

    Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Sep 27, 1999

    Rock and Mankind then lost the titles to The New Age Outlaws on the very next episode SmackDown!.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 12, 1999

    Rock and Mankind Won the Tag Titles for Final Time

    U.S.
    Tuesday Oct 12, 1999

    Rock and Mankind would win the tag titles for the third and final time after beating the New Age Outlaws on the October 12, 1999 episode of SmackDown!


  • Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
    Monday Oct 18, 1999

    Rock and Mankind Lost the Titles

    Columbus, Ohio, U.S.
    Monday Oct 18, 1999

    Rock and Mankind lost the titles for last time to The Holly Cousins on the October 18, 1999 episode of Raw is War.


  • U.S.
    1999

    That Wrestling Show

    U.S.
    1999

    Johnson began his acting career on television while wrestling. In his first television acting job, in 1999, Johnson played his own father in an episode of That '70s Show called "That Wrestling Show".


  • New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 23, 2000

    Royal Rumble (2000)

    New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 23, 2000

    At Royal Rumble, on January 23, 2000, The Rock entered the Royal Rumble match and was one of the final two remaining, along with Big Show; In an attempt at a "false finish", Big Show intended to throw The Rock over the top rope in a running powerslam-like position, before The Rock countered the move on the ring apron, sending Big Show to the floor before re-entering the ring as the winner.


  • East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Monday Mar 13, 2000

    The Right to Face the Wwf Champion, Triple H

    East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
    Monday Mar 13, 2000

    The Rock then defeated Big Show, on the March 13 episode of Raw Is War, to regain the right to face the WWF Champion, Triple H, at WrestleMania 2000 in a Fatal Four-way elimination match, also including Big Show and Mick Foley.


  • Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Apr 30, 2000

    Backlash (2000)

    Washington, D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Apr 30, 2000

    In the following weeks, The Rock continued his feud with Triple H and eventually won his fourth WWF Championship, which he won on April 30, at Backlash, after Stone Cold Steve Austin intervened on his behalf.


  • Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Monday May 01, 2000

    Johnson Successfully Defended His Title

    Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
    Monday May 01, 2000

    The following night on Raw, Johnson successfully defended his title against Shane McMahon in a Steel Cage match.


  • Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
    Sunday May 21, 2000

    Judgment Day (2000)

    Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
    Sunday May 21, 2000

    On May 21, at Judgment Day, The Rock faced Triple H in an Iron Man match with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee. With the score tied at five falls each, and with seconds left on the time limit, The Rock was disqualified when The Undertaker attacked Triple H, thus giving Triple H the 6–5 win and the title.


  • Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 25, 2000

    King of the Ring (2000)

    Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 25, 2000

    The Rock won the WWF Championship for a fifth time at King of the Ring on June 25 by scoring the winning pin in a six-man tag team match, teaming with Kane and The Undertaker against Shane McMahon, Triple H and Vince McMahon, whom he pinned.


  • Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 23, 2000

    Fully Loaded (2000)

    Dallas, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 23, 2000

    The Rock successfully defended the championship against Chris Benoit, on July 23, at Fully Loaded.


  • Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 27, 2000

    SummerSlam (2000)

    Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 27, 2000

    The next month, The Rock successfully defended his title against Kurt Angle and Triple H at SummerSlam.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2000

    Unforgiven (2000)

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2000

    The Rock had another successful title defense against Benoit, Kane and The Undertaker, on September 24, at Unforgiven.


  • Albany, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 22, 2000

    No Mercy (2000)

    Albany, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 22, 2000

    The Rock lost the WWF Championship to Kurt Angle, at No Mercy, in October.


  • Tampa, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 19, 2000

    Survivor Series (2000)

    Tampa, Florida, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 19, 2000

    The Rock feuded with Rikishi and defeated him at Survivor Series.


  • Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 10, 2000

    Armageddon (2000)

    Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 10, 2000

    The Rock wrestled a six-man Hell in a Cell match for the WWF Championship, at Armageddon, which Angle won to retain the title.


  • Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Dec 18, 2000

    The Rock Won the WWF Tag Team Championship with The Undertaker

    Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
    Monday Dec 18, 2000

    On the December 18 episode of Raw, The Rock won the WWF Tag Team Championship with The Undertaker, defeating Edge and Christian, before losing it back to them the next night at a SmackDown! taping


  • U.S.
    2000

    The Rock Says...

    U.S.
    2000

    In 2000, Johnson published his autobiography, titled The Rock Says..., which he co-wrote with Joe Layden. It debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the list for several weeks.


  • U.S.
    2000

    Saturday Night Live (SNL)

    U.S.
    2000

    In 2000, he hosted Saturday Night Live (SNL) for the first time. Johnson has stated the success of that episode is the reason he began receiving offers from Hollywood studios. He has since hosted SNL another four times.


  • Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 25, 2001

    No Way Out (2001)

    Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
    Sunday Feb 25, 2001

    In 2001, The Rock continued to feud with Angle over the WWF Championship, culminating at No Way Out in February, where he pinned Angle to win the WWF Championship for a sixth time.


  • Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 01, 2001

    WrestleMania X-Seven

    Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 01, 2001

    The Rock feuded with the Royal Rumble winner, Stone Cold Steve Austin, whom he lost the title to at WrestleMania X-Seven after Austin allied with Vince McMahon, who interfered on his behalf.


  • Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Apr 02, 2001

    Steel Cage Title Rematch

    Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Apr 02, 2001

    On the next night's Raw Is War, during a steel cage title rematch, Triple H attacked The Rock, allying with McMahon and Austin and helping Austin retain the championship. Austin and Triple H then formed a tag team called The Power Trip, while The Rock was indefinitely suspended in storyline. Johnson used this time off to act in The Scorpion King.


  • U.S.
    Friday May 04, 2001

    The Mummy Returns

    U.S.
    Friday May 04, 2001

    Johnson began his theatrical career in The Mummy Returns (2001).


  • U.S.
    Jul, 2001

    The Rock Returned

    U.S.
    Jul, 2001

    The Rock returned in late July 2001, when the WWF was feuding with rival promotions, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), during what's known as The Invasion storyline. In reality, WCW and ECW were purchased by Vince McMahon and the WWF.


  • San Jose, California, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 19, 2001

    SummerSlam (2001)

    San Jose, California, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 19, 2001

    The Rock defeated Booker T, at SummerSlam, to win the WCW Championship for the first time.


  • St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 21, 2001

    No Mercy (2001)

    St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 21, 2001

    The Rock lost the title ( WCW Championship) to Chris Jericho at No Mercy.


  • Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
    Monday Oct 22, 2001

    The Rock Teamed with Jericho

    Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
    Monday Oct 22, 2001

    The next night on Raw, The Rock teamed with Jericho to win the WWF Tag Team Championship from The Dudley Boyz.


  • Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 01, 2001

    The Rock and Jericho Lost the Tag Titles

    Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 01, 2001

    The Rock and Jericho lost the tag titles to Booker T and Test on the November 1, 2001 episode of SmackDown!.


  • Uniondale, New York, U.S.
    Monday Nov 05, 2001

    Second WCW Championship

    Uniondale, New York, U.S.
    Monday Nov 05, 2001

    The Rock defeated Jericho on the November 5 episode of Raw for his second WCW Championship.


  • Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 18, 2001

    Survivor Series (2001)

    Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 18, 2001

    As part of the WWF's battle against The Alliance, The Rock wrestled in a "winner takes all" five-on-five elimination tag team match at Survivor Series where the losing team's company would be dissolved in storyline. He was a member of Team WWF along with Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, Kane, and Big Show. The Alliance's team consisted of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, and Shane McMahon. In the end, it came down to a one-on-one between The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Rock's WCW Championship was renamed the unbranded "World Championship" following the Alliance's loss.


  • San Diego, California, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 09, 2001

    Vengeance (2001)

    San Diego, California, U.S.
    Sunday Dec 09, 2001

    At the next pay-per-view, Vengeance, The Rock lost the World Championship to Jericho, who would then unify the WWF and World titles later that night.


  • Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 2002

    Royal Rumble (2002)

    Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
    Sunday Jan 20, 2002

    The Rock unsuccessfully challenged Jericho for the now Undisputed WWF Championship at Royal Rumble.


  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Sunday Mar 17, 2002

    WrestleMania X8

    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Sunday Mar 17, 2002

    At the next pay-per-view, No Way Out, The Rock defeated The Undertaker in a singles match. The event also saw the WWF debut of the famed WCW faction New World Order, which at the time consisted of "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall. This later led to a match between The Rock and Hogan at WrestleMania X8.


  • State College, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Monday Mar 25, 2002

    Draft Lottery

    State College, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Monday Mar 25, 2002

    After the introduction of the first-ever brand extension, the WWF held a "draft lottery" on the March 25, 2002, episode of Raw. The Rock was the number one overall pick, going to the SmackDown brand before taking a sabbatical from wrestling.


  • U.S.
    Friday Apr 19, 2002

    First Lead Role

    U.S.
    Friday Apr 19, 2002

    Johnson played his first lead role in the spin-off The Scorpion King (2002).


  • U.S.
    Jun, 2002

    A Surprise Return

    U.S.
    Jun, 2002

    The Rock made a surprise return on a June episode of Raw before going to his assigned brand of SmackDown.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 21, 2002

    Vengeance (2002)

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Sunday Jul 21, 2002

    The Rock was named the number one contender for the WWE Undisputed Championship, which he won for a record-setting seventh time at Vengeance, on July 21, by defeating Kurt Angle and then-champion The Undertaker in a Triple Threat match.


  • Uniondale, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 25, 2002

    SummerSlam (2002)

    Uniondale, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 25, 2002

    On August 25, at SummerSlam, after interference from Lesnar's manager Paul Heyman, The Rock lost the WWE Undisputed Championship to Lesnar along with the record for the youngest WWE Champion, which he had set in 1998.


  • Melbourne, Australia
    2002

    Global Warning Event

    Melbourne, Australia
    2002

    The Rock successfully defended the title at the Global Warning event in Melbourne, Australia, against Triple H and Brock Lesnar after pinning Triple H.


  • Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 30, 2003

    The Rock Returned

    Green Bay, Wisconsin, U.S.
    Thursday Jan 30, 2003

    The Rock returned on the January 30, 2003 episode of SmackDown! to set up another match with Hulk Hogan at No Way Out.


  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    No Way Out (2003)

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Sunday Feb 23, 2003

    The Rock defeated Hogan at No Way Out before assigning himself to the Raw brand.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 30, 2003

    WrestleMania XIX

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 30, 2003

    After failing to win a number one contendership for the World Heavyweight Championship, The Rock went into another program with Stone Cold Steve Austin. This led to a match at WrestleMania XIX, which called back to their previous two WrestleMania encounters, both of which Austin had won.


  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Mar 31, 2003

    The Rock Appreciation Night

    Seattle, Washington, U.S.
    Monday Mar 31, 2003

    The next night, Raw was billed as "The Rock Appreciation Night", in honor of his victory over Austin. That night, he was attacked by a debuting Goldberg.


  • Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 27, 2003

    Backlash (2003)

    Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Sunday Apr 27, 2003

    At Backlash, Goldberg defeated The Rock, who then briefly left WWE to film Walking Tall.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 14, 2004

    WrestleMania XX

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Mar 14, 2004

    They lost against Ric Flair, Randy Orton, and Batista in a handicap match at WrestleMania XX, when Orton pinned Foley after an RKO. This would be Johnson's final wrestling match until November 2011.


  • U.S.
    Jul, 2004

    Noble Title of Seiuli

    U.S.