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Rocky Johnson

Rocky Johnson

Full NameWayde Douglas Bowles

BornAugust 24, 1944



Relation(s)Una Johnson (m. 1962; div. 1968) Ata Maivia (m. 1970; div. 2003) Dana Martin (m. 2004)


Rocky Johnson, born Wayde Douglas Bowles in Amherst, Nova Scotia, started wrestling as early as 16

years of age. He worked as truck driver after moving to Toronto, Canada, where he was training to

be a boxer initially and ever sparred with the likes of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. But it

was wrestling that always fascinated him and that is the line he followed.

He began his career in 1964, and also legally changed his name to Rocky Johnson. In the 1970s, he

was a top contender in the NWA, and also wrestled occasionally in the Memphis promotion.

  1. WWE Career
  2. Rocky Johnson Family

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WWE Career

Rocky Johnson debuted on WWE (then WWF) in 1983. Among his more popular feuds were Mike

Sharpe, Greg Valentine, Buddy Rose, Adrian Adonis and Don Muraco. He paired up with Tony Atlas

as part of a tag team by the name The Soul Patrol. Together they defeated the Wild Samoans – Afa

and Sika and grabbed the Tag Team Championship in 1983.

He retired from WWE in 1991, and trained his son Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson to wrestle.

Rocky Johnson Family

Rocky Johnson married into a famous Samoan wrestling family, by marrying the High Chief Peter

Maivia’s daughter Ata Maivia. Dwayne, who would go on to become yet another wrestling legend,

was the couple’s firstborn. He now lives in Davie, Florida and has had the honour of being the first

non-Samoan to be named High Chief. Both Rocky Johnson and Peter Maivia were inducted into the


Hall of Fame in 2008 by The Rock.

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People also ask

What ethnicity is Rocky Johnson?


How much is Rocky Johnson worth?

Johnson's net worth is $280 million.

Where does Rocky Johnson live?


Who is Rocky Johnson's son?

Dwayne Johnson

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What is Rocky Johnson's real name?

Wayde Douglas Bowles

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