Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Father, Rocky Johnson, Passes Away At 75


Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Father, Rocky Johnson, Passes Away At 75

WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, the father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, has passed away.

WWE posted a statement announcing the news of his passing.

We at WhatCulture wish to express our deepest condolences to Johnson's family and friends at this hard time. He was renowned as a tag team specialist and made history with his partner Tony Atlas, together known as the tag team Soul Patrol, when they became the first-ever black tag team to win the WWF Tag Team titles. He retired from the ring in 1991.

He had several notable rivalries with Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Don Muraco and Adrian Adonis. Johnson, born Wayde Douglas Bowles, married into the famed Anoa'i family after he Wednesday "High Chief" Peter Maivia's daughter Ata Maivia.

Rocky Johnson, the wrestler dad of The Rock, has died aged 75.

Dwayne Johnson, whose father, pro wrestler Rocky, has died.

He spent the bulk of his career in the National Wrestling Alliance and later joined the then-World Wrestling Federation in the 1980s.

"I would have never been able to do the things I have. had it not been for both professional wrestling and my father - Rocky Johnson - who was "The Rock" many years before I was born", the younger Johnson says in the book. Rocky was always extremely friendly and kind to me every time I interacted with him over the years.

'My condolences & thoughts go out to his family'. "I said, 'No. I came in as an athlete, and I'll leave as an athlete.' And they respected me for that", he said in past interview.

In addition to Dwayne, Rocky was the father of two other children with ex-wife Una Johnson: Wanda Bowles and Curtis Bowles. He was an fantastic man who I admired greatly!

He continued to train wrestlers, including his son who went by the stage name "The Rock". "I hated it when I was a kid, but grateful for it as a man. Im lucky I could do this and thanks for the ass kickins", Dwayne wrote. When I talked to him again, he said he still wasn't feeling good and he still missed church.

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