The Rock Johnson’s Father Rocky Johnson, WWE Wrestler, Dies At 75 – WWE Hall of Famer, Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, who was the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has died at age 75.
The Rock Johnson’s Father Rocky Johnson, WWE Wrestler, Dies At 75 | Rocky Johnson Cause Of Death:
Legendary Wrestler Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson, who was the father of actor and former professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, died on January 15, 2020, at the age of 75.
World Wrestling Entertainment announced the death of Rocky Johnson, whose real name was Wayde Bowles, in a statement on Wednesday, “WWE is saddened to learn that Rocky ‘Soul Man’ Johnson…has passed away,” WWE added. “WWE extends its condolences to Johnson’s family, friends and fans.”
The Rock Johnson’s Father Rocky Johnson cause of death is not released.
The Rock’s representatives also did not reveal details on the cause of death
Rocky Johnson began his professional wrestling career in 1964 with the National Wrestling Alliance, but his career with the WWE began in 1983, where he was one half of the World Champion Tag Team duo known as The Soul Patrol alongside Tony Atlas.
“The ‘Soul Man’ retired from the ring in 1991, but his imprint continued to be felt on WWE for years to come,” World Wrestling Entertainment said in its statement. “Post-retirement, Johnson had a hand in training his son, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.”
The Rock inducted his father Dwayne Johnson, who was one of wrestling’s biggest stars, into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008.
Rocky Johnson married “High Chief” Peter Maivia’s daughter, Ata Maivia, and became father of son Dwayne, who was born May 2, 1972. Rocky Johnson stayed in Davie, Florida, when he and Ata Maivia divorced.
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Happy Father’s Day to this hardly ever smiling OG bad ass. Little boys by nature, look up to and idolize their old man. They want to be just like em, do whatever they do and are always looking for their approval. Funny thing is the day I stopped looking for that approval was the day I understood what it meant to be man and more importantly, a father. That shift lifted me to a new level of gratitude for the tough love he always gave. Years later as a man and father of three girls, I know that tough love, is a helluva lot better than no love at all. I’ll take it. It’s made me who I am today. Grateful to the original Rock. #HappyFathersDay #KingStache #RockyJohnson