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Rocky Johnson has passed away

The world of professional wrestling is in a state of mourning as wrestling legend Rocky Johnson has passed away. He was 75 years old. The cause of death has not been specified.

He is famous for being the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. He was also a star in his own right during his time in the business and was a WWE Hall Of Famer. The Cauliflower Alley Club gave the sad news.

Horrible news to pass along. We just learned that Rocky Johnson passed away today at the age of 75. His accolades in this business, all the people he influenced, all his accomplishments, and we are so deeply sorry and wish his family nothing but the most love at this time

WWE also released a statement regarding Johnson’s passing.

WWE is saddened to learn that Rocky “Soul Man” Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles), a WWE Hall of Famer and former World Tag Team Champion, has passed away at age 75.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnson’s friends and family during this sad time.


  • F. Loyd B. Pippin

    He’s also famous for sparing with heavyweight boxers like Muhammad Ali. And for being a draw wherever he went that both Black and White fans alike enjoyed watching. The shuffle dance done by Shane McMahon is a tribute to Rocky since he was one of Shane’s favorite childhood wrestlers.

  • wildeye

    Correction he is famous for being one half of the first ever African American tag team champions.