The Rock covers Sports Illustrated

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is featured on the cover of the latest cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, as The Great One first revealed on social media. The issue also has an in-depth feature on The People's Champ and his storied career in sports and entertainment.


Grateful to share this EXCLUSIVE NEW COVER w/ you. Failure can be a cool & powerful thing.. When I was 15yrs old and started playing football, I had a dream that one day I'd play in the NFL and be on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Keep in mind, at 15, I also considered becoming a pro-boxer 'cause I thought I could be beat Mike Tyson who at that time, became the youngest ever Heavyweight Champ, so clearly my goals were extremely ambitious if not crack pipe level impossible. I failed to make it to the NFL (as well as got cut from the Canadian Football League). But my football failure created a drive that still pushes me today. Now years later THE COVER of @SportsIllustrated dream & goal was just achieved. Holy shit! (that's the 15yr old in me talkin';). At the end of the day, I want to surround myself with the hungriest and most brilliant team, because I never want to just play in the game, I always want change the way the game played. And thank God I didn't fight Mike Tyson. #FromAthleteToCEO #ToTheCoverOfSportsIllustrated #SevenBucksProds #1Baller *LINK TO FULL STORY IN MY BIO

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Undoubtedly one of the biggest movie stars and pop culture icons in the world, the former WWE Champion is gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated’s double issue on newsstands this Thursday, Dec. 1.

The feature details The Rock's rise from college football prospect to player, to WWE Superstar, to now being named People's sexiest man alive and being named by Forbes as the highest paid actor in Hollywood. The Rock's story detailed in the Sports Illustrated story is not only about his own accomplishment of his dreams, but serves as a true inspiration for anyone who wants to reach higher.

Read the full article now on and get the special double issue on newsstands tomorrow.


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