WWE Hall of Famer and Dwayne Johnson’s Father, Rocky Johnson, Passes Away at 75

Rocky Johnson, longtime wrestler, WWE Hall of Fame athlete, and the daddy of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has handed away at the age of 75. The WWE first announced the information on Wednesday.

WWE government and wrestler Paul “Triple H” Levesque wrote that Johnson was a “barrier-breaking performer” and his passing is a “loss for each fan of the WWE. Dwayne Johnson made an Instagram submit concerning the loss of life of his father, who he adopted into the professional wrestling realm early in his profession.

Right here’s a glance at the submit:

 

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I love you. You broke color barriers, became a ring legend and trail blazed your way thru this world. I was the boy sitting in the seats, watching and adoring you, my hero from afar. The boy you raised to always be proud of our cultures and proud of who and what I am. The boy you raised with the toughest of love. The intense work. The hard hand. The adoring boy who wanted to know only your best qualities. Who then grew to become a man realizing you had other deep complex sides that needed to be held and understood. Son to father. Man to man. That’s when my adoration turned to respect. And my empathy turned to gratitude. Grateful that you gave me life. Grateful you gave me life’s invaluable lessons. Dad, I wish I had one more shot to tell you, I love you, before you crossed over to the other side. But you were ripped away from me so fast without warning. Gone in an instant and no coming back. Im in pain. But we both know it’s just pain and it’ll pass. Now I’ll carry your mana and work ethic with me, as it’s time to move on because I have my family to feed and work to accomplish. Finally, I want you to rest your trailblazing soul, Soulman. Pain free, regret free, satisfied and at ease. You lived a very full, very hard, barrier breaking life and left it all in the ring. I love you dad and I’ll always be your proud and grateful son. Go rest high. #ripsoulman 🐐

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Right here’s a glance at Johnson’s profession from the WWE:

Nicknamed “Soul Man,” Rocky Johnson first began wrestling within the 1960s in Canada and joined the WWE (then WWF) within the early 1980s. Throughout his profession, he had notable rivalries and matches with wrestlers like Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Don Muraco, and Adrian Adonis earlier than retiring from the game in 1991.

When Rocky Johnson was voted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008, it was his son Dwayne who inducted him at the ceremony. Right here’s a glance at the 2 at the ceremony:

WWE Hall of Fame, Show, Amway Arena, Orlando, USA - 29 Mar 2008 Rocky Johnson and Dwayne Johnson 29 Mar 2008
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Presently, there’s a film mission within the works primarily based on Rocky’s life that’s being produced by filmmakers Jonathan and Justin Gajewski, based on The Hollywood Reporter.

Learn extra about Rocky Johnson from the WWE here.


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