Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Rocky Johnson Passes Away at 75

Rocky Johnson Passes Away at 75
WWE Hall Of Famer & The Rock’s Father Rocky Johnson has passed away at the age of 75.

There's no word yet on what led to Johnson's passing, but the news was announced this evening by the Cauliflower Alley Club. Johnson's son, The Rock, has not commented on the passing as of this writing.

"Horrible news to pass along. We just learned that Rocky Johnson passed away today at the age of 75. His accolades in this business, all the people he influenced, all his accomplishments, and we are so deeply sorry and wish his family nothing but the most love at this time," CAC wrote on Twitter.

Rocky competed in the National Wrestling Alliance from 1964 through 1982. He then signed with the WWF and competed there for three years, becoming the first black tag team champion with Tony Atlas. He would later retire in 1991 and would train his son to become a wrestler. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame along with his father-in-law “High Chief” Peter Maivia in 2008.

Stay tuned for more on Johnson's passing, including comments from WWE, The Rock and others. Below is the full Twitter announcement from CAC: