While professional wrestlers trying their hand at acting in Hollywood is a phenomenon going back many decades, most of the time said wrestlers don’t end up experiencing the success they hoped for, leading to a retreat back to the ring. This has been true of stars as big as Hulk Hogan, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, and Terry Funk.
Transcript: Dwayne Johnson Is The NAACP Entertainer Of The Year
Movies featuring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson have now earned over $2 billion domestically and a staggering $6 billion worldwide, making the multi-time WWE World Champion one of the most sought after actors in the business.
So, it’s no surprise that at the 2017 NAACP Image Awards ceremony, Johnson received a high honor, being recognized as the Entertainer of the Year for 2016.