The 10 most stunning personality changes

#9 Rocky Maivia to The Rock

At Survivor Series 1996, third-generation Superstar Dwayne Johnson debuted as “Rocky Maivia,” a smiling competitor with a bright future in WWE. He enjoyed early success as he captured his first Intercontinental Championship a few short months into his career. Rocky was not well-received by the WWE Universe, however. In fact, they loathed him.

This triggered Johnson’s true persona — The Rock — to emerge. Although he was arrogant and egotistical during his time with The Nation of Domination, The Great One soon earned favor with the WWE Universe by talking in the third-person and hurling hilarious insults at his opponents. By embracing The Great One within him, The Rock became not only an eight-time WWE Champion, but also a major movie star.