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WWE Stars Booker T. Huffman, Mick Foley and Extra React to Corridor of Famer Rocky Johnson's Loss of life

WWE Stars Booker T. Huffman, Mick Foley and More React to Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson's Death


Many WWE superstars are mourning the dying of Canadian skilled wrestler and WWE Corridor of Famer Rocky Johnson.

The group confirmed the information on Wednesday, writing on their web site, “WWE is saddened to study that Rocky ‘Soul Man’ Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles), a WWE Corridor of Famer, former World Tag Crew Champion, and father of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, has handed away at age 75.”

His reason behind dying is just not at the moment recognized.

Because the information broke, many followers and WWE stars have shared messages in tribute on their social media.

“One of many males I seemed as much as and the most effective to ever do it. God relaxation his soul. #RIPRockyJohnson,” Booker T. Huffman, a fellow WWE Corridor of Famer, wrote on Twitter, sharing an outdated picture of Rocky. 

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“I’m so sorry to listen to of the passing of the good Rocky Johnson,” Mick Foley tweeted. “At all times a gentleman, I all the time loved speaking with him. My deepest condolences to his household, buddies, and the followers who cherished him. A really unhappy day for wrestling. #RIPRockyJohnson.”

Dana Brooke wrote, “My coronary heart goes out to the household of @TheRock & Could prayers be despatched your manner throughout this time ! I’m sorry on your loss !”

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Sports activities journalist and editor of the Wrestling Observer Publication Dave Meltzer first broke the information on Twitter, writing, “What horrible information, Rocky Johnson handed away, Dwayne’s father. Our greatest to Dwayne, Ricky, Ata and the whole household.”

Followers additionally shared their condolences, remembering the legend on the social media web site.

“RIP Rocky Johnson/ After matches in Fredericton, early 1970’s, he all the time stopped to swap tales with younger followers outdoors the Beaverbrook Area,” one fan tweeted. “He would speak till we ran out of questions, however we by no means bored with simply being in his presence @TheRock @WWE #RockyJohnson #legend.”

“@TheRock so sorry to right here about your father Rock #RockyJohnson was such an incredible wrestler with a tremendous persona My ideas and prayers are with you and your loved ones,” one other fan wrote. 

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Rocky was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, and first started wrestling on the age of 16. He began his skilled profession in 1964 and later turned a Nationwide Wrestling Alliance Georgia Champion and gained a number of different championships all through the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

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He joined the WWE in 1983 and started wrestling with Tony Atlas. The 2 turned part of the primary African American tag staff — referred to as The Soul Patrol — to win the World Tag Crew Championship within the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

He retired in 1991 however went on to coach his son, Dwayne. The now-actor has but to interrupt his silence about his father’s dying. 

A rep for the star didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s earlier request for remark.

Again in June 2018, Dwayne paid tribute to his father on Father’s Day.


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Pleased Father’s Day to this infrequently smiling OG dangerous ass. Little boys by nature, look as much as and idolize their outdated man. They need to be identical to em, do no matter they do and are all the time on the lookout for their approval. Humorous factor is the day I finished on the lookout for that approval was the day I understood what it meant to be man and extra importantly, a father. That shift lifted me to a brand new stage of gratitude for the powerful love he all the time gave. Years later as a person and father of three women, I do know that powerful love, is a helluva lot higher than no love in any respect. I’ll take it. It’s made me who I’m at this time. Grateful to the unique Rock. #HappyFathersDay #KingStache #RockyJohnson

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“Pleased Father’s Day to this infrequently smiling OG badass. Little boys by nature, look as much as and idolize their outdated man. They need to be identical to em, do no matter they do and are all the time on the lookout for their approval. Humorous factor is the day I finished on the lookout for that approval was the day I understood what it meant to be man and extra importantly, a father,” Dwayne wrote.

“That shift lifted me to a brand new stage of gratitude for the powerful love he all the time gave. Years later as a person and father of three women, I do know that powerful love, is a helluva lot higher than no love in any respect. I’ll take it. It’s made me who I’m at this time. Grateful to the unique Rock. #HappyFathersDay #KingStache #RockyJohnson,” he concluded.

Rocky was inducted into the WWE Corridor of Fame in 2008.

He married to Ata Maivia in 1970. The 2 welcomed their son, Dwayne, in 1972, and later divorced in 2003. In Dwayne’s first appearing job, he portrayed his father in a 1999 episode of That ‘70s Present titled “That Wrestling Present.”