Rocky Johnson, former WWE tag team champion and WWE Hall of Famer, has died at the age of 75, WWE confirmed on Wednesday. Johnson, born Wayde Douglas Bowles, was the father of former multi-time WWE world champion and current Hollywood megastar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Rocky ‘Soul Man’ Johnson (born Wayne Douglas Bowles), a WWE Hall of Famer, former World Tag Team Champion, and father of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, has passed away at age 75,” the WWE statement read.
According to sources, Rocky died on Wednesday in Tampa, Florida, he was 75-years-old. As his son took after him, Rocky Johnson was a famous wrestler in his heydays and has won numerous world titles. He has been inducted into the WWE ‘Hall of Fame. ’Dwayne’s famous wrestling name ‘The Rock’ was chosen by his father.