Rocky Johnson Passes Away At 75 Years Old

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The Cauliflower Alley Club shared the news that WWE Hall Of Famer and multi-time NWA Champion Rocky Johnson passed away at the age of 75. There has been an outpour of posts from those within and outside of the wrestling business paying their respects to Rocky Johnson.

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

— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) January 15, 2020

Rocky is the father of multi-time WWE World Champion, actor and producer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. In December of 2019, Rocky Johnson released his autobiography titled, ‘Soulman: The Rocky Johnson’ story. It was also in December of 2019 that Johnson was added to the board of directors for the International Pro Wrestling Hall Of Fame.

Rocky Johnson became a mainstay in various territories throughout his time as wrestler and captured a handful of championships. He also had a run in the World Wrestling Federation and formally retired from in-ring competition in 1991. After retirement, Rocky’s legacy was carried on by Dwayne Johnson who went on to find a great deal of success in wrestling and in acting.

In 2008, Rocky Johnson went into the WWE Hall Of Fame along with his father-in-law “High Chief” Peter Maivia.

POST Wrestling would like to send our condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Rocky Johnson, real name ‎Wayde Bowles.

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Obviously sad news, didn’t know he was in such bad shape. RIP.

Also, Rocky Johnson was his real name. While he was born Wayde Douglas Bowles, he did legally change his name and has been known as Rocky Johnson for most his life.