Rocky Johnson Dies, WWE Hall of Famer and The Rock's Dad Was 75

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Rocky Johnson Dies, WWE Hall of Famer and The Rock's Dad Was 75
Rocky Johnson, WWE Hall of Famer known to longtime wrestling fans as the "Soul Man," has passed away. In addition to his time competing in the ring, Johnson is also well known as the father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - one of pro wrestling's all-time most popular performers. The former wrestling superstar's passing was announced by WWE, though no details have been revealed about the circumstances of Johnson's death or a possible cause. He was 75 years old.

A native Nova Scotian, Johnson was born in 1944 as Wayde Douglas Bowles. As a teenager, Johnson worked as a wrestler in addition to driving trucks. He began training to become a boxer and even sparred with legends of the sport like Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, but his calling would ultimately be in the wrestling business. By the time he was 20, Johnson fully embraced his career path as a professional wrestler, going
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