Rocky Johnson, wrestling hall of famer, Dwayne Johnson’s father, dies at 75

Rocky Johnson was a wrestling legend

Eventually, he teamed with Tony Atlas as The Soul Patrol and the two men became the first black World Tag Team Champions in WWE history when they defeated The Wild Samoans on December 10, 1983.

Wrestlers are commenting on the death of Rocky Johnson. He joined the WWE in 1983, and won the World Tag Team Championship alongside Tony Atlas after beating The Wild Samoans that same year - which made them the first African Americans to win the title in the sport.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (C) and his mom and dad at the hand/footprint ceremony honoring him in 2015.

Johnson debuted in 1964 as a member of National Wrestling Alliance in 1964.


Johnson retired from professional wrestling in 1991. We just learned that Rocky Johnson passed away today at the age of 75.

'My condolences & thoughts go out to his family'. "And he said", Well, "I was looking for words". Always a gentleman, I always enjoyed talking to him. "#HappyFathersDay #KingStache #RockyJohnson", he concluded. He said at first it felt like he was being forgotten, but now "I'm good with it - I'm proud to be known as 'The Rock's dad'". "I want to buy you a brand-new home, wherever you want to live, you can live, '" Dwayne shared on Instagram.

'Rocky was always extremely friendly & kind to me every time I interacted with him over the years. I hated it when I was a kid, but grateful for it as a man.

He married to Ata Maivia in 1970. Their son Dwayne was born in 1972. In Dwayne's first acting job, he portrayed his father in a 1999 episode of That '70s Show titled "That Wrestling Show".

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