"Young Rock" tipped for a number of industry awards says Media Man

"Young Rock" tipped for a number of industry awards says Media Man

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"This great new show, 'Young Rock', has got to be up for a number of awards, with or without the clout of The Rock. Quality shows are few and far between these days, but NBC and Seven Bucks have really delivered this time. Much respect to cast and crew". - Greg Tingle, Media Man Group. (Image credit: NBC and Seven Bucks Productions)





"Young Rock" Series Debuts During NBC's Midseason


By Greg Tingle

Pro wrestling living legend, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is confirmed for an NBC series based on his childhood entitled, Young Rock.

According to media including TVLine, NBC recently announced their new fall season plans and has Young Rock slated for a midseason debut.

The first season will be 11 episodes and Johnson will appear in every episode. He is also an executive producer under his firm, Seven Bucks Productions. Johnson named his company after remembering when he just had $7 to his name.

Young Rock is written by Fresh Off the Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan and Jeff Chaing.

It is expected that the series will have a widespread appeal and fall both into human interest, motivational and pro wrestling realms.

This news update comes at a time when Johnson has been calling for better leadership of the United States including conducting his popular social media "Where are you" plea to President Donald Trump.

There's no denying Johnson's passion as well as his willingness to discuss and document difficult and sensitive topics inclining his very own childhood.

This is must see TV in our estimation and the Media Man agency will be including this in their 'Media For Good' lead project media showcase coverage.


Bio of Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known as The Rock, was born on May 2, 1972 in Hayward, California. He is the son of Ata Johnson (born Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia) and professional wrestler Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles). His father, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, is black (of Black Nova Scotian descent), and his mother is of Samoan background (her own father was Peter Fanene Maivia, also a professional wrestler). While growing up, Dwayne traveled around a lot with his parents and watched his father perform in the ring. During his high school years, Dwayne began playing football and he soon received a full scholarship from the University of Miami, where he had tremendous success as a football player. In 1995, Dwayne suffered a back injury which cost him a place in the NFL. He then signed a three-year deal with the Canadian League but left after a year to pursue a career in wrestling.

He made his wrestling debut in the USWA under the name Flex Kavanah where he won the tag team championship with Brett Sawyer. In 1996, Dwayne joined the WWE and became Rocky Maivia where he joined a group known as "The Nation of Domination" and turned heel. Rocky eventually took over leadership of the "Nation" and began taking the persona of The Rock. After the "Nation" split, The Rock joined another elite group of wrestlers known as the "Corporation" and began a memorable feud with Steve Austin. Soon the Rock was kicked out of the "Corporation". He turned face and became known as "The Peoples Champion". In 2000, the Rock took time off from WWE to film his appearance in The Mummy Returns (2001). He returned in 2001 during the WCW/ECW invasion where he joined a team of WWE wrestlers at The Scorpion King (2002), a prequel to The Mummy Returns (2001).

Dwayne has a daughter, Simone Garcia Johnson, born in 2001, with his ex-wife Dany Garcia, and daughters, Jasmine, born in 2015, and Tiana Gia, born in 2018, with his wife, singer and songwriter Lauren Hashian.



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