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The Rock Returns to Wrestling and Wins Championship 10 Years Later: See Dwayne Johnson Then and Now! (PHOTOS)

After seeing him star in movies like Fast Five, Journey 2, and The Tooth Fairy, it’s easy to forget that Dwayne Johnson first rose to fame as The Rock, the Miami-trained wrestling champ. Remember his catchphrase? “Do you smell what the Rock is cooking”? Check a picture of him from 2002 below!

Lest we forget his first love, Dwayne returned to to the ring on January 27 in Phoenix, Arizona, reclaiming his reign as the World Wrestling Entertainment Champion at the 26th annual Royal Rumble event.

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But don’t worry if you’re not a wrestling fan: Dwayne hasn’t given up on his Hollywood career. He’s starring in the thriller Snitch, in theaters in February, before co-starring with Mark Wahlberg in April’s action flick Pain & Gain.

01.30.2013 / 12:26 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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