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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.

PTI| Updated: Nov 15, 2015, 12:06 PM IST
Battle with depression led to Dwayne Johnson's WWE career

Los Angeles: 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.