Rocky Johnson has died aged 75.
The skilled wrestler and father of fellow wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has handed away on the age of 75, in accordance with The Cauliflower Alley Membership – which is a fraternal group for present and retired professional wrestlers – who broke the information on Wednesday (01.15.20).
In a tweet, the membership wrote: “Horrible information to go alongside. We simply realized that Rocky Johnson handed away as we speak on the age of 75. His accolades on this enterprise, all of the individuals he influenced, all his accomplishments, and we’re so deeply sorry and need his household nothing however probably the most love right now (sic)”
As of the time of writing, no reason behind loss of life has been revealed, and Rocky’s household – together with Dwayne – haven’t but commented publicly on the information.
Rocky – whose actual identify was Wayde Douglas Bowles – was inducted into the WWE Corridor of Fame in 2008 after a prolific profession which spanned 25 years.
The star wrestled for quite a few territories in his profession and challenged NWA Worlds champions like Harley Race and Terry Funk within the 1970s, earlier than discovering his calling in tag staff wrestling.
After holding a number of regional NWA tag belts, he joined the then-WWF in 1982 and was paired with Tony Atlas, and the pair turned the primary black WWF Tag champions in 1983 after they defeated The Wild Samoans.
Following the information of his passing, a number of of his business buddies have shared their condolences on social media, together with former wrestler Mick Foley.
He wrote: “I’m so sorry to listen to of the passing of the nice Rocky Johnson. At all times a gentleman, I all the time loved speaking with him. My deepest condolences to his household, mates, and the followers who cherished him. A really unhappy day for wrestling.
Rocky is survived by his son Dwayne, his widow Dana Martin – whom he married in 2004 – and his two different youngsters, Curtis and Wanda.