Rocky Johnson, Father Of The Rock, Dies At 75

Rocky Johnson, Father Of The Rock, Dies At 75

 

Hall of Fame wrestler and father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Rocky Johnson, has died at 75.

The WWE announced in a statement Wednesday. “Soul Man” was a pioneer in the WWE.

Johnson, born Wayde Bowles, began his sport’s career in the boxing ring before transitioning to the sport’s entertainment world of wrestling in the 1960s, according to his WWE biography. He competed all over the world against other wrestling superstars including; Adrian Adonis, Mr. Fuji, and Don Muraco.

He officially retired from the ring in 1991 but had a hand in training his son, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who would become one of the biggest names in the sport’s entertainment world.

In 2008, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.