Before They Were Stars: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on Star Trek: Voyager

The Rock had established himself as a wrestler by the time the year 2000 arrived, but he had yet to break into the world of professional acting. Before his extended cameo at the beginning of The Mummy Returns helped propel him to Hollywood stardom, one of The Rock’s first acting gigs outside of the wrestling ring was on Star Trek: Voyager as…an alien wrestler! Here you can see Dwayne Johnson as “The Champion” fighting Jeri Ryan’s Seven-of-Nine in a gladiatorial arena. I believe this appearance from The Rock was part of a cross-promotion where wrestlers were given bit parts on TV series. Little did everyone know at the time that they were dealing with a man who would become the highest paid actor in the world!

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