When Dwayne Johnson debuted in the WWE in 1996 as Rocky Maivia, no one would have guessed he'd go on to be a multi-time World Heavyweight Champion, repeat Saturday Night Live host, Muscle and Fitness' Man of the Century, and one of the highest grossing movie stars of all time. But his accolades aren't why The Rock is the best. Instead, reasons fans love The Rock have more to do with his personality.
It's easy for celebrities to put on the appearance of being amiable, but it's obvious that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a great guy. Just look at all these times Dwayne Johnson was awesome. He's proven it time and time again with his willingness to donate his time to kids, fans, and especially his family, with whom he's remained extremely close as his career has taken off. Who would guess that such a warm heart beats inside a guy who looks like he could snap you in two?
When a 2-year-old named Kai visited the set of the 2016 comedy Central Intelligence, she wanted to "pull the airplane all by herself." Johnson convinced her that she was definitely doing it on her own.
Johnson's never been shy about his support of the armed forces, as demonstrated by his Rock the Troops TV special, a "grand scale music and entertainment event." The special, which aired on Spike TV, featured the likes of Keegan-Michael Key, Tenacious D, JB Smoove, and Jeff Ross.
In 2014, Johnson appeared on Live! with Kelly and Michael to ring in the holiday season with a spirited rendition of "Here Comes Santa Claus." The song ended with an appearance from the man in red himself.
As he wrote on Instagram, "My old man used to kick my ass so hard in the gym when I was a kid he'd say, 'if you're gonna throw up go outside... and if you're gonna cry then go home to your mother.' If only we had this brilliant toilet in the gym idea when I was a kid I'd would've never had to go outside."