Top 15 Celebrities Who Could Beat Up The Rock

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is the most electrifying man in sports entertainment and has continued to make a name for himself as an entertainer long after his initial introduction to the media’s limelight in 1997 when he joined the WWF as a professional wrestler. Standing 6’5” and 260 pounds, The Rock is a hulking, and downright impressively built human. As many fans of The Rock may already know, he played college football for the University of Miami and won a NCAA Championship with them in 1991. He later played professional football in Canada for a little while before getting cut from the team. There is no denying the pure beast-like nature of The Rock, but I must warn you - he might not be the toughest man in the celebrity business. For all of the diehard Dwayne Johnson fans that are ready to tune me out, I ask that you kindly shut your candy ass up, know your role, and continue reading.

Throughout his on and off professional wrestling career, The Rock has portrayed himself as a total badass that doesn’t back down to anyone. He is always willing to lay the literal smack down on any “jabroni” that gets in his way, but The Rock has made a living doing more than just wrestling. Most recently acting has been the main revenue generator for the former WWE Champion.

According to, Dwayne Johnson earned $31.5 Million from movies in 2015; that is a lot of money to earn from acting, but what makes The Rock so intriguing is the type of acting roles he takes on to make such high earnings. Of course he plays roles of total kick ass characters like his role in the Fast and Furious movies, but he also has been known to show a much softer and friendlier side throughout the years. Movies like Tooth Fairy and The Game Plan all show a family friendly and soft-hearted version of the man that lets viewers know that behind the muscles there is a big heart and a real family man. So while I can’t guarantee that anyone on this list would actually be able to beat up The Rock, here are 15 celebrities that, based on either their persona, profession, of sheer size, might have a shot.

15 15. Tom Hardy

14 14. Terry Crews

13 13. Ndamukong Suh

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12 12. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson ("The Mountain")


11 11. Ray Lewis


10 10. JJ Watt

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9 9. 50 cent (Curtis Jackson)

8 8. Vin Diesel

7 7. Liam Neeson

6 6. LaRon Landry

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5 5. Shaquille O’Neal


4 4. Sylvester Stallone


3 3. Arnold Schwarzenegger


2 2. Floyd Mayweather

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1 1. John Cena


What can’t John Cena do? He wrestles, acts, raps, and has been the face of the WWE for a few years now. So how would he stack up against the former face of the WWE? Cena is a little bit shorter than The Rock at only 6’1”, but the superstar celebrity does weigh 250 pounds and is built like a tank. Both wrestlers carry a cockiness and bravado that makes them easy to love. The pair have already battled it out at consecutive WrestleManias with each one picking up a victory, but wouldn't it be great to see who would win the rubber match?

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