NWA, WWF SUPERSTAR-LEGEND ROCKY JOHNSON HAS DIED

YJMN– (KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN)-BORN WAYDE DOUGLAS BOYLES AUGUST 24, 1944 WAS ONE OF FIVE CHILDREN IN NOVA, SCOTIA MOVED CANADA AND BEGAN HIS WRESTLING CAREER IN 1964 AND CHANGED HIS NAME TO ROCKY JOHNSON. IN 1969 HE EARNED A SPOT WITH THE WWF AFTER BEING A TOP STAR WITH THE NWA FROM 1964-1982.

HE MARRIED INTO ANOA’I FAMILY MARRING THE HIGH CHIEF PETER MAIVIAS DAUGHTER ATA MAIVIA IN 1970 GIVING BIRTH TO DWAYNE “THE ROCK” JOHNSON AND CONTINUED HIS CAREER.IN 1982 HE WAS PAIRED WITH LEGEND TONY ATLAS AND WON THE WWF WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES DEFEATING THE WILD SOMOANS BECOMING THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICANS TO DO IT IN 1983. HE WRESTLED WITH WWF/WWE UNTIL 1991.

AFTER HIS RETIREMENT, HE ALONG WITH LEGEND PAT PATTERSON HELPED THE ROCK BECOME ONE IF NOT THE GREATEST WRESTLING ENTERTAINERS OF ALL TIME FIGHTING WRESTLERS LIKE BRETT HART, TRIPLE H, STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN, AND HULK HOGAN WINNING MULTIPLE TITLES THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER. HIS LAST MATCH CAME WHEN JOHNSON CAME BACK AND DEFEAT MABEL IN 2003.

JOHNSON WAS INDUCTED INTO WWE HOF IN 2008 ALONG WITH HIGH CHIEF PETER MAIVIA BY HIS SON DWAYNE JOHNSON. IN 2019 HE WROTE THE BIO COMIC CALL ” THE SOUL MAN ROCKY JOHNSON” ROCKY JOHNSON HAS BEEN ILL FOR SOMETIME, JOHNSON PASSED AWAY AT AGE 75

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