Rocky Johnson, The Rock’s father, has passed away

Rocky Johnson was a wrestling legend

Rocky Johnson was a wrestling legend

Rocky Johnson, father of "The Rock" and a legendary professional wrestler in his own right, has died at the age of 75, WWE announced Wednesday.

Rocky Johnson passed away on January 15th, 2020, but he left a huge impression on the world around him during his 75 years of life. The cause of death is not now known. Rocky "Soulman" Johnson - started in the National Wrestling Alliance in the 1960s, but gained widespread notoriety when he joined WWE in the 1980s. He retired in 1991, dedicating much of his time to training his son, who would grow up to become "The Rock", 47. Together, the two defeated The Wild Samoans - also members of the Anoa'i family - in November 1983 to become the first black tag team to win the WWF Tag Team Championship.

A native of Amherst, NS, Johnson was the father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and a pioneer in the wrestling industry.

Our thoughts are with Rocky's loved ones at this hard time.

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It added that red-carpet treatment for Chinese officials should be conditioned on "real progress on human rights". Nonetheless, Roth said "much can still be done to defend human rights worldwide from Beijing's frontal attack".

"That shift lifted me to a new level of gratitude for the tough love he always gave. A very sad day for wrestling". "Our best to Dwayne, Ricky, Ata and the entire family".

Matt Hardy, who wrestled alongside his brother Jeff as the Hardy Boyz, wrote: "Saddened to hear about the passing of Rocky Johnson".

"I called my dad and said", Look, you're probably happy where you are but I want to do something for you.

"The physically imposing and wildly charismatic Johnson had several memorable rivalries with the likes of Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Don Muraco and Adrian Adonis", read the statement.

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