Cousins please join us as we send our deepest condolences to all star wrestler and actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson upon the recent passing of his father and wrestling pioneer Rocky “Soul Man’ Johnson!
According to TMZ reports of Johnson’s passing began to surface Wednesday afternoon.
Rocky began his career in wrestling within the 1960’s originally starting out as a member of the National Wrestling Alliance under the stage name of “Soul Man’“. It has been indicated that his popularity grew once he joined the WWE in the 1980’s . Alongside fellow wrestler Tony Atlas, the dynamic duo of “ The Soul Patrol”; notably became the first ever African American Tag Team Champions in WWE history.
Rocky was later inducted into the Wrestler’s Hall of fame in 1991. Dwayne not only followed within his father’s footsteps while creating a timeless legacy, he also adopted his father’s stage name within rendition of the name ‘ The Rock.” The two remained close, Dwayne often showed loved and gratitude for his father.