Before we knew him as “The People’s Champ,” Dwayne Johnson was just a kid who wanted to be cool. He wanted to be like the heroes he saw on the silver screen; tough and suave with the ladies. Needless to say, his dream came true. Now he’s reached a huge milestone — he’s had his hand and footprints immortalized at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

He took a look back on the road that got him there, saying that even as an eight-year-old kid, he knew that hard work would be the theme of his success.

The event took place at an appropriate time for Johnson, who’s in the midst of an incredibly busy year. Just days after he stole the show at Wrestlemania 31, he donned his suit for Furious 7, which premiered last month. His latest blockbuster, San Andreas, hits theaters this month and he’ll follow it up with the premiere of his new HBO show (Ballers) in June. It’s safe to say that this new honor is well deserved.