1. Battle with depression led to Dwayne Johnson’s WWE career

Battle with depression led to Dwayne Johnson’s WWE career

Before Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson made it big in the wrestling and movie industry the "Ballers" actor had a tough fight with with depression.

By: | Published: November 16, 2015 4:09 PM

Before Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson made it big in the wrestling and movie industry the “Ballers” actor had a tough fight with with depression.

Johnson, 43, opened up about his battle with depression after failing to make it into the NFL and being cut from the Canadian Football League, reported People magazine.

“I found that with depression one of the most important things you could realise is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it. I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and (say), ‘Hey, it’s going to be okay.’,” said Johnson.

The 43-year-old “San Andreas” actor than decided to follow in father Rocky’s footsteps and get into the family business of professional wrestling.

“He said, ‘You are throwing it all away. It is the worst mistake you will ever make,’.I said, ‘Maybe I’ll be no good, but I feel like, in my heart, I have to do this.’,” he said in his Oprah’s Master Class special. PTI SHD ASV 11150748

  1. Cristine Butera
    Nov 16, 2015 at 9:53 pm
    Depression is a DAILY struggle; it takes hard work to overcome it but there is hope. For anyone suffering from depression, I recommend the Destroy Depression System . Written by a former depression & PTSD sufferer, it teaches 7 natural steps which he used to cure his own depression and has helped thousands.
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    1. Mike Denison
      Nov 16, 2015 at 5:21 pm
      There is nothing worse, then going through of depression. You wake up each day, not knowing if you will make it 'till night, or you will simply give in, and end it all yourself. The drugs sometimes help, and sometimes make it worse. Felt like I had no control whatsoever over my own life. It took me a while, but I managed to teach myself how to push trough the day, and keep on fighting. In the end, it all comes down to helping yourself get up and fight. For anyone suffering from depression, I recommend something that has helped me a lot. It is James Gordon’s system at He is a former depression sufferer, and teaches a totally natural 7 step process which relieves depression from your life.
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