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Rocky Johnson

Professional Wrestler
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Net worth 2018: $100,000
Industry: Wrestlers
Residence: Amherst, Canada
Country: Canadian
BirthDay: 24 August 1944
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.93 m
BIOGRAPHY

Rocky Johnson was bornon 24 August 1944 in Amherst, Canada, Canadian, is Professional Wrestler. Rocky Johnson is a Canadian former professional wrestler. While some know him as a great superstar in WWE history, others know him as the son-in-law of the famous High Chief Peter Maivia, and still others acknowledge him as the father of The Rock. He was the first African-American to win World Tag Team Championship, a NWA Southern Heavyweight Memphis Champion, and a National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Georgia Champion. He retired from the ring in 1991, but didn't stay away from wrestling, as he began training his son, who is a popular wrestler who keeps his father going. After been recruited by World Wrestling Federation (WWF), he feuded with champions like Mike Sharpe, Don Muraco, Greg Valentine, Buddy Rose, and Adrian Adonis. He made a tag team with Tony Atlas, and they were the first black tag team to hold the Tag Team Championship title. His son inducted him into the 2008 class of the WWE Hall of Fame.

TIMELINE
2008

His son, The Rock, inducted both them into the Hall of Fame on March 29, 2008

2003

In 2003, Rocky Johnson was hired as a trainer for WWE developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling, for a few months, till May

1991

After Rocky Johnson retired from professional wrestling in 1991, he trained his son Dwayne to wrestle

1983

In a significant Tag Team Championship on November 15, 1983, ‘The Soul Patrol’ defeated Afa and Sika, also known as the Wild Samoans, and became the first African-Americans to win the World Tag Team Championship

1970

By the 1970s he had become a top contender in NWA, having won several regional NWA singles and tag team titles

1964

He started his professional wrestling career in 1964, in Southern Ontario

1944

Rocky Johnson was born as Wayde Douglas Bowles on August 24, 1944, in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada

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