He defeated Bret Hart by disqualification in a title defense on March 31 episode of Raw is War.On April 20 at In Your House 14: Revenge of the 'Taker, he lost to Savio Vega by countout, retaining the title for the final time. During this time, he refused to acknowledge the Rocky Maivia name, instead referring to himself in the third person as The Rock, though he would still be billed as Rocky "The Rock" Maivia until 1998.The stars have also been liking each other’s social media posts with the singer posting an 'x' in comments underneath a social media posting by Brandon last month in which he voiced support for the LGBTQ community.
Johnson gained mainstream fame in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) from 1996 to 2004 and was the first third-generation wrestler in the company's history.
He returned to WWE part-time from 2011–13 and continues to make sporadic appearances. One of his more prominent roles is Luke Hobbs in The Fast and the Furious franchise.
Like his father and grandfather, several of Johnson's other (non-blood) relatives are or were professional wrestlers, including his uncles, Afa and Sika Anoaʻi (The Wild Samoans) and his cousins, Rodney (Yokozuna), Solofa (Rikishi), Matt (Rosey) and Eddie (Umaga).
and winning the USWA World Tag Team Championship twice with Bart Sawyer in the summer of 1996, Johnson signed a WWF contract.
Simone Garcia Johnson is the daughter of Johnson and his ex-wife Dany Garcia, who is also the former pro wrestler's manager.