Why the Rock Is the First Pro Wrestler to Become a Movie Star

Why has Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson succeeded where The Hulk never did? Could it be because he wakes up at 4AM to eat protein before going back to bed for an hour and then getting up at 5AM for a workout?

Ask a group of pro wrestling fans to name their favorite lord of the ring and you might get 10 different answers.

Older fans grew up idolizing Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and “Nature Boy” Ric Flair while newer fans might list Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin and John Cena.

Yet ask those same people to pick their favorite wrestler-turned-movie star and the decision gets a whole lot easier.

There’s only one choice.

Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, has starred in three movies over the past three months, “Snitch,” “G.I Joe: Retaliation” and “Pain & Gain,” and each film was the top new release at the box office its opening weekend.

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