Rock" tipped for a number of industry awards
says Media Man
'Young Rock' NBC
'Young Rock' Instagram
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)
Rock" Series Debuts During NBC's Midseason
wrestling living legend, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, is confirmed for
an NBC series based on his childhood entitled, Young Rock.
to media including TVLine, NBC recently announced their new fall season plans
and has Young Rock slated for a midseason debut.
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.
Rock is written by Fresh Off the Boat creator Nahnatchka Khan and Jeff Chaing.
is expected that the series will have a widespread appeal and fall both into human
interest, motivational and pro wrestling realms.
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.
no denying Johnson's passion as well as his willingness to discuss and document
difficult and sensitive topics inclining his very own childhood.
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.
of Dwayne Johnson
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.
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).
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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