Rocky Johnson

Rocky Johnson

Personal Information

Full Name Wayde Douglas Bowles
Date of Birth August 24, 1944
Nationality Canada
Height 6'4"
Family Una Johnson (m. 1962; div. 1968) Ata Maivia (m. 1970; div. 2003) Dana Martin (m. 2004)

Rocky Johnson News

69-year-old WWE legend says he loves licking shoes in bizarre social media post 69-year-old WWE legend says he loves licking shoes in bizarre social media post
69-year-old WWE legend says he loves licking shoes in bizarre social media post
Rocky Johnson kept a wrestling secret from The Rock for many years, WWE legend recalls (Exclusive) Rocky Johnson kept a wrestling secret from The Rock for many years, WWE legend recalls (Exclusive)
Rocky Johnson kept a wrestling secret from The Rock for many years, WWE legend recalls (Exclusive)
WWE producer claims Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his father influenced his early career WWE producer claims Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his father influenced his early career
WWE producer claims Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his father influenced his early career
The Rock got in "trouble" after stealing wrestling legend's car keys (Exclusive) The Rock got in "trouble" after stealing wrestling legend's car keys (Exclusive)
The Rock got in "trouble" after stealing wrestling legend's car keys (Exclusive)
"He does have a place to stay" - Details on wrestling legend providing shelter to The Rock when he had no money (Exclusive) "He does have a place to stay" - Details on wrestling legend providing shelter to The Rock when he had no money (Exclusive)
"He does have a place to stay" - Details on wrestling legend providing shelter to The Rock when he had no money (Exclusive)

Rocky Johnson: A Brief Biography

Rocky Johnson was a Canadian professional wrestler. He is best known for his work with WWF and was the first black champion in the company's history. He is the father of WWE superstar, The Rock.


  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments


Professional Wrestling Career


NWA (1964–1982)


Johnson began his career as a professional wrestler in Ontario. He won several NWA Tag Team Championships. He wrestled as "Sweet Ebony Diamond" for a while.


WWF (1982-1985)


During his run, he feuded with Don Muraco, Greg Valentine, Mike Sharpe, Buddy Rose, and Adrian Adonis. He teamed up with Tony Atlas to form "The Soul Patrol" and won the WWF Tag Team Championship. They became the first black people in the company's history to become champions.


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Final Days and Retirement (1985–1991)


After leaving WWF, he went to independent circuits and teamed up with Ricky Johnson. After retiring, he began training his son for a career in professional wrestling. At WrestleMania XIII, The Sultan and The Iron Sheik attacked him and he, along with his son, The Rock chased them away. In 2003, WWE hired him as a trainer for OVW. In 2008, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.


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Championships and Accomplishments


ChampionshipNumber of Times
NWA World Tag Team Championship4
AWA Southern Tag Team Championship4
NWA Georgia Heavyweight Championship2
NWA Georgia Tag Team Championship1
NWA Macon Tag Team Championship1
NWA Television Championship2
NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship1
NWA Americas Tag Team Championship1
NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship1
NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship2
WWF Tag Team Championship1
WWE Hall of Fame1


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