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Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson’s Father Passes At The Age of 75

Dwayne Johnson
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WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has died at the age of 75. Born Wayde Bowles, Johnson began his pro wrestling career way back in the 1960s with the National Wrestling Alliance. He didn’t become popular with wrestling fans until he joined the WWF — which later became WWE in 1982. As a member of the Soul Patrol, he and Tony Atlas won the Tag Team Championship in 1983 making that the first African-American team to do so. He retired in 1991, but kept his legacy alive by training his son to continue in his footsteps. A cause of death has not been revealed.