Rocky Johnson was born on August 24, 1944, and from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was a Canadian professional wrestler and during his career, he became a National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Georgia Champion and an NWA Southern Heavyweight Memphis Champion.
He passed away on January 15, 2020, at the age of 75. Many tributed him on social media and WWE wrote on Twitter “WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson has passed away.”
Later, Triple H also tributed Rocky and wrote “A loss for every fan of @WWE, Rocky Johnson was a barrier-breaking performer. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”
According to the WWE website, he started his career in the mid-1960s when he made a memorable impression in the National Wrestling Alliance. However, Johnson found his highest levels of success when he began his WWE tenure in 1983.
The physically imposing and wildly charismatic Johnson had several memorable rivalries with the likes of Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Don Muraco and Adrian Adonis. He found his greatest success when he teamed up with Tony Atlas as The Soul Patrol. The two men became the first African-American World Tag Team Champions in WWE history when they defeated The Wild Samoans on Dec. 10, 1983.
In 1991, he retired from the ring but after post-retirement, Johnson had a hand in training his son, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The Rock would become one of the biggest stars in the history of sports-entertainment and carried on his father’s legacy with pride.
In 2008, Johnson achieved the highest honor in sports-entertainment when he was inducted by The Rock into the WWE Hall of Fame where he will be forever enshrined as one of sports-entertainment’s most influential performers.
On December 20, 2019, Johnson joined the Board of Directors of the International Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame.
How old was Rocky Johnson? He was born on August 24, 1944, and from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada and he was 75 years old during his time of death. He was the son of James Henry Bowles (Father) and Lillian (Mother).
Rocky was raised, the fourth of five sons and at the age of 16, he moved to Toronto where he began wrestling and worked as a truck driver.
He was married three times in his life, he first married his wife Una Johnson and they were married together between 1966–1978 and this couple shared two kids, Wanda Bowles, and Curtis Bowles.
Later, he married Ata Johnson in 1978 and they were together until 2003, and they shared a son Dwayne Johnson. In 2004, Rocky married Dana Martin and they were together until his death.
Estimated Net Worth of him was $1.5 Million USD. He stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 85KG.