Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s dad, Rocky Johnson, has been announced dead.
Rocky Johnson reportedly passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, in Tampa Bay. He was aged 75.
The late Rocky Johnson was a top American wrestler in the 60s and 80s.
His success in the wrestling world inspired his son, Dwayne, who named himself ‘The Rock’ following his father’s name, Rocky.
Dwayne success saw him giving a shot at movies and has since hit a goldmine acting in top Hollywood films.
Quick dive into late Rocky Johnson’s wrestling career
Rocky “Soulman” Johnson started out in the National Wrestling Alliance in the 1960s but got widespread notoriety when he joined the WWE in the 80s. He and Tony Atlas became the league’s first African-American tag team champions as The Soul Patrol.
Rocky retired back in 1991 and he was later inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008. It’s no news that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson followed his steps and became a wrestler. He even went as far as taking his dad’s famous stage name.