Rocky Johnson dead: The Rock’s wrestler dad passes away aged 75

Rocky Johnson, the wrestler dad of The Rock, has died aged 75.

A huge name in his own right, Rocky became National Wrestling Alliance Georgia Champion and NWA Southern Heavyweight Memphis Champion as well as a host of other titles across his career.

With partner Tony Atlas, he was part of the first black tag team to win the World Tag Team Championship in the World Wrestling Federation.

He retired in 1991 and, along with Pat Patterson, trained son Dwayne to wrestle.

Dwayne would go on to become one of the most synonymous names in wrestling history, becoming a legend in WWE as The Rock.

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