Born In: Amherst, Canada
Rocky Johnson was 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 Dwayne Johnson. He was the first person of African-American descent 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.
Also Known As: Wayde Douglas Bowles
Died At Age: 75
Spouse/Ex-: Dana Martin (m. 2004), Ata Johnson (m. 1978–2003), Una Johnson (m. 1966–1978)
father: James Henry Bowles
mother: Lillian Bowles
children: Curtis Bowles, Dwayne Johnson, Wanda Bowles
Born Country: Canada
place of death: Lutz, Florida, United States
Ancestry: Irish Canadian, American Canadian, Canadian American
Grouping of People: Black Wrestler
Cause of Death: Pulmonary Embolism
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 person of African-American descent to win the World Tag Team Championship. However, their tag team lasted only for six months. Soon Rocky left WWE after he and Atlas lost the gold. In wrestling, he was an expert in Boston crab and Dropkick.
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