WWE Legend Rocky Johnson, The Rock’s Father Dead at 75
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson the famous actor, lost his father Rocky Johnson when he died at the age of 75.
The retired wrestler Rocky Johnson was the first Black World Tag Team champion in the World Wrestling Federation, it was re-branded and called the WWE. He was celebrated in the wrestling community because of this.
Johnson who made his mark on the WWE, retired from wrestling in 1991 but he kept on training his son, who was a well-recognized wrestler before he went into acting.
Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson was born in Canada and had a memoir that was published last October. It stated that his given name was Wade Douglas Bowles who started his wrestling career in 1965.
His death was reported by the WWE organization first. NBC News confirmed the news with The Rock’s manager, but no details were provided on the circumstances that caused the death.
He earned a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008, due to his storied career and impressive performance.
The Rock did not make a public statement about the loss of his Dad. However, he had been posting in Instagram about their relationship.
In one post on Instagram he mentioned telling his Dad that he planned to buy him a house and his Dad replied, “I’m so proud of you, and I love you so much.” The son said this response felt good to him, as he had never heard his Dad talk to him like that before.
“It felt good to me, it felt good to my heart”, Dwayne Johnson said in a video. He also explained how his father was kicked out of his home on Christmas day when he was only 13-year-old and had to live on the streets.
This experience caused his father to raise him with tough physical love, he was beaten on the wrestling mats and in the gym. He said, he hated it back then, but he is grateful for it now.