He is widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
Johnson spent 10th grade at President William Mc Kinley High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.
As he entered 11th grade, his father's job required his relocation to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
He hosted and produced The Hero, a reality competition series; and has since continued to produce TV series and films through his production company Seven Bucks Productions, each of which he also stars in. 25 in the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities in 2013.
Johnson was born in Hayward, California, the son of Ata Johnson (née Maivia) and professional wrestler Wayde Douglas Bowles, better known as Rocky Johnson.
He returned to wrestling part-time for WWE from 2011 to 2013 and continues to make sporadic non-wrestling appearances for the company.
Johnson has 17 championship reigns in WWE, including 10 as a world champion, winning the WWF/WWE Championship eight times (seventh reign was as WWE Undisputed Champion) and the WCW/World Championship twice.He decided upon a full scholarship from the University of Miami to play defensive tackle.In 1991, he was on the Miami Hurricanes' national championship team.He received additional training from Tom Prichard, alongside Achim Albrecht and Mark Henry.Maivia successfully defended the title at In Your House 13: Final Four against Hunter Hearst Helmsley and at Wrestle Mania 13 against The Sultan.This led him to become a professional wrestler like his grandfather, Peter Maivia, and his father, Rocky Johnson, from whom he also inherited his Canadian citizenship.