The Rock was an early bloomer. At the tender age of 14, Johnson got frisky with an 18-year-old girl! That’s some impressive stuff. In The Rock’s bestselling autobiography “The Rock Says,” he depicts his first time quite explicitly (just in case you’re interested in all the details).
According to Johnson, he’s always been into older women, and they’ve always been into him. Just for the record, at the time, sweet little Dwayne believed the girl was the love of his life. Aww.
Introducing the X-Box
Did you know that in 2001, Johnson was the one to first introduce the then-new-and-exciting gaming console? But he didn't do it alone – The Rock introduced the Microsoft development with Bill Gates himself.
The two of them actually had pretty great chemistry together! In the classic video, The Rock is shown constantly speaking about himself in the third person, paralleling the qualities of the X-Box to his. We like it.
Star Trek Cameo
He had a somewhat random cameo in a "Star Trek: Voyager" episode. He played a gladiatorial contender named The Champion, baring suspicious similarity to his real-life nickname.
The Champion and The Rock didn't only resemble in name – they were also quite similar in physical gestures, one of which was the character's "The People's Elbow," a reference to The Rock's "The People's Eyebrow." The episode was the most viewed episode in the entire season, so "the people" seemed to have liked it.
His First Wrestling Name
Get this: The Rock's very first wrestling name was… Flex Kavana. We're not sure when and where he used it exactly, since as far as we know, he started his WWF career as Rocky Maivia; but Flex probably came a tiny bit before that.
We heard some people say Flex Kavana was a rather ridiculous name for a professional wrestler, but far be it from us to judge. We'll still love Johnson no matter what nickname he chooses.
He Stole "Jabroni"
The Rock is known for his distinctive words and catchphrases, one of which is "jabroni." But did you know that Johnson actually borrowed this word from another famous wrestler?
As Johnson himself revealed to the Esquire, wrestler Iron Sheik was the first to use this word, only he did so backstage. At some point, The Rock decided to take the word for himself and started saying it on TV. The rest is history.