After earning the nickname during his career in the WWE, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will now formally be The People’s Champ. The entertainer is being honored at the People’s Choice Awards and is among a list of honorees.
When Johnson was The Rock full-time, he went by the moniker The People’s Champ. He began using the nickname while he was part of the Nation of Domination. The group was a play on radical groups like the Black Panther Party as well as the Nation of Islam. His character was a man of “The People” in a political sense. Then, fans just started to fall in love with The Rock He eventually became a face for the company, the name stuck, and the rest is history.
At the December 7th awards show, Dwayne Johnson will get to be formally given the title of The People’s Champion due to his work in film, entertainment, and more. His latest film, Red Notice shot up the Netflix lists of top movies. It had the largest opening day and weekend premiere of any Netflix film before it. During his long and illustrious career, Johnson has been nominated for 15 People’s Choice awards. The actor has won two in the past.
There really aren’t many stars in the world with the fanbase of The Rock. His transition from wrestling to Hollywood is the most successful of any former WWE star. There just aren’t many out there like him and he proves that with each new project it seems.
From comedy to action, there isn’t a lot that Dwayne Johnson can’t do. In addition to the People’s Champ award, Johnson, along with his movie Jungle Cruise and show Young Rock have been nominated for seven People’s Choice Awards this year. That includes Male Movie Star, Comedy Movie Star, Male TV Star, Comedy TV Star, Social Star, Comedy Movie, and Comedy Show.
TV Executive Talks Dwayne Johnson, People’s Champ Award
Ahead of the show in early December, there have been a number of announcements made. Dwayne Johnson isn’t the only one being celebrated. Of course, the nominations have been made and released. If we look at other honorees for the night, we see that Halle Berry is receiving the People’s Icon Award. Another honor in her long and storied career.
Jen Neal, an executive for E! News and NBCUniversal Entertainment talked about Johnson’s award.
“Dwayne is one of the most beloved actors of our time who has achieved unprecedented success throughout his career. During a period where there has been a lot of uncertainty, Johnson has displayed an uncanny ability to raise spirits and make people smile despite circumstances. His philanthropic efforts and international social media presence has made him a cultural leader and inspiration to many, making him the perfect recipient for ‘The People’s Champion’ award this year.”
Dwayne Johnson, y’all. International superstar. The People’s Champ. What more can you say?