Rocky Johnson was a Canadian ex-professional wrestler. In addition, a wide range of people knows him as a WWE star. Besides, people also know him as the son-in-law of renowned High Chief Peter Maivia. Similarly, Johnson is also famous among the youth as the father of Dwayne Johnson aka ‘the Rock’. Additionally, he was the first African-American, to win the World Team Championship for the NWA Southern Heavyweight Memphis Champion, and the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Georgia Champion. Moreover, late Johnson was a popular WWE champion with a large number of the fanbase.
Although, in 1991, he retired from the ring he did not stay away from wrestling. He always kept updates on matches because of his son, ‘the rock’ who is a famous wrestler.
Caption: Rocky Johnson
Rocky Johnson: Early Life, Education, and Family
Johnson was born to his parents James Henry Bowles and Lillian Bowles on 24 August 1944, in Amherst, Canada as Wayde Douglas Bowles. During his childhood, he spent a lot of his time with his four siblings brothers. Talking about his parents, they were Black Loyalists descendeds. Similarly, talking about his educational qualification, there are no details available as he started working and training to become a fighter from a very young age. Additionally, Johnson moved to Toronto at the age of 16, where he started wrestling and worked as a truck driver. His interest in learning fight made him train to be a boxer initially.
Rocky Johnson: Career and Achievements
Johnson began his career as a professional wrestler in the year 1964, in Southern Ontario. Firstly, he legally changed his name to his ‘Rocky Johnson’ from ‘Wayde Douglas Bowles’. As a tribute to two of his favorite boxing greats: Rocky Marciano and Jack Johnson, he chose the name, Rocky Johnson. For the fight matches, he used to fight to many renowned fighters. During 1982, Johnson fought with Don Muraco, Greg Valentine, Mike Sharpe, Buddy Rose, and Adrian Adonis. As a tag team, he was then paired with Tony Atlas. Johnson, along with Pat Patterson, trained his son Dwayne to fight after retiring in 1991. Although he initially resisted the entry of his son into what he knew was an extremely difficult business, Johnson agreed to train him on the condition that he would not go easy on him.
Caption: Rocky Johnson and Davie Mayor Harry
Rocky Johnson: Personal life, wife, and death
During his lifetime, Johnson married thrice. Firstly he married his love of life, his very first girlfriend, Una Johnson. The couple married in the year 1966 however, they eventually departed ways in 1978 as during he was in a relationship with Una he started having affair with Ata Johnson. therefore Johnson married his second wife in the year 1978 however, the relationship did not last and the couple separated in 1978. Eventually, in 2004, Johnson married Dana Martin and the couple was together until his death.
The late fighter died of a pulmonary embolism this year on 15 January 2020. Johnson died at the age of 75 in the Lutz, Florida home which his son Dwayne purchased for him. The reason for the pulmonary embolism was a blood clot that traveled from a deep vein thrombosis in his leg
Caption: Rocky Johnson and Dwayne Johnson
Rocky Johnson: Net Worth and social media
Late Johnson had a total net worth of $280 million US dollars. His main source of income was his profession as a fighter. Similarly, talking about his social media availability, he is available on none.
Rocky Johnson: Body measurements
The late wrestler was very good looking. He had some really good facial features, dazzling black eyes, a big bulky athlete body, and had chocolate skin. Additionally, he was 1.8 meters tall and weighed around 119 kgs. Besides, his other body measurements were 50-35-23.