How A Bout Of Depression Led ‘The Rock’ To Become A Wrestler

After playing American football for four years at the University of Miami, Dwayne Johnson was passed over by every NFL team. While he played for the Canadian Football League for a short time, he was ultimately cut from his team, the Calgary Stampeders, and sent packing.

At 23, Johnson found himself living in his parents’ small apartment, battling depression, not knowing which direction his life was heading in. In this interview for Oprah Winfrey’s television network, OWN, The Rock outlines how this battle with depression ultimately helped make him the man he is today.

Just when you thought you couldn’t love Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson any more, he lays it all out on the table with this.