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Today on my radio show, we will talk with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s father, Rocky “Soulman” Johnson. He’s gonna bring the smack down on his life, WWE career, and his superstar son. Live today on Real Radio IHeart; Sunday’s at 1 pm 94.3 FM and 1230 AM (radio). Call in and speak to my guests at 1-800-889-0267.
Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles; August 24, 1944) is a retired Canadian professional wrestler. Popular in his own right in the 1970s and 1980s, he is also known for being the father of American actor and professional wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. During his wrestling career, he became a National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) Georgia Champion and a NWA Southern Heavyweight Memphis Champion, as well as winning many other championships. Along with his partner Tony Atlas, Johnson was a part of the first black tag team to win the World Tag Team championship in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
Here’s a funny video of The Rock sporting his dad’s t-shirt!
The Rock wishes his father Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday to my dad Rocky “Soulman” Johnson aka the original Rock! The man who broke color barriers for blacks in the world of Pro Wrestling in the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s – back in the day when wrestling was not the global commercialized business it is today, but rather an extremely hardcore cut throat business where he and other wrestlers would be paid in cash nightly and carry guns on them just case “things got a little out of hand” in these small towns all across the U.S.
He started kickin’ my ass on the wrestling mats and in the gym when I was around 10yrs old and would always say, “If you throw up go outside and if you want sympathy go home to your mother.. but either way you’re gonna work your ass off to earn your respect.” The more experienced I become, the more grateful I am for my pops and all the defining DNA tools he’s given me.
#HappyBirthdaySoulman #FirstBlackWWETagTeamChamps #NoSubstituteForHardWork #Ever #AndNoGoingHomeToMama
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