Johnson wanted to spend time doing more meaningful things. For example, he founded the Dwayne Johnson rock Foundation which is a charity working with at-risk and terminally ill children. Dwayne wanted to spend more time with his children and work on movies. "The Rock" is his ring name.
Technically, he is considered semi-retired. He returned briefly to the ring, only to be rushed to the hospital to have emergency surgery. He had a hernia operation. "The Rock" has been noted as one of the all-time greatest professional wrestlers.