WWE legend Rocky Johnson, the father of Dwayne The Rock Johnson has died. The death of Rocky Johnson was announced in a statement by World Wrestling Entertainment on Wednesday.
He was the father of American actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Non-profit newsletter for retired and active professional wrestlers, Cauliflower Alley Club, confirmed the news on their official social media account
Wayde Douglas Bowles, better known as WWE Hall Of Famer Rocky Johnson has passed away at the age of 75. His cause of death is so far unknown. , issuing the following message:
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Horrible news to pass along. We just learned that Rocky Johnson passed away today at the age of 75. His accolades in this business, all the people he influenced, all his accomplishments, and we are so deeply sorry and wish his family nothing but the most love at this time. Rocky Johnson was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, but later moved to Toronto at the age of 16. He initially trained as a boxer, eventually sparring with legends such as George Foreman and Muhammad Ali.
Regarded as one of the greatest
African-American pioneers in pro-wrestling, Johnson started his career in the mid-1960s. He was trained by High Chief Peter Maivia, who later became his father-in-law. When Johnson married Peters daughter, Ata Maivia, he became a part of the Anaoi’ Samoan wrestling dynasty.
During his wrestling career, Johnson became the NWA Georgia and South Heavyweight Memphis Champion. In the WWE, Johnson along with his partner Tony Atlas became the first black tag team to win the WWE Tag Team championship. Mr. Johnson helped train his son, introducing him to the world of professional wrestling years before he became a famous actor
The Rock inducted his father into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
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