|Real Name||Wayde Douglas Bowles|
|Professional Name||Rocky Johnson|
|Date of Birth||24 August 1944|
|Death Date||15 January 2021|
|Birthplace||Amherst, Nova Scotia|
|Father||James Henry Bowles|
|Wife||1. Una Spark Johnson ( 1966- 78)|
2. Ata Maivia Johnson ( 1978- 2003)
3. Diana Martin ( 2004)
|Children||Una Spark Johnson|
son: Curtis Johnson
Daughter: Wanda Johnson
Son: Dwayne Johnson
|Height||6 feet 5 inches|
|Age||75 ( died)|
Rocky Johnson was a Canadian Professional wrestler, He was well known as the father of the actor and former very popular and successful WWE wrestler Rock Johnson.
Rocky Johnson was the first Black Georgia Heavyweight Champion as well as the NWA Television Champion not once but two times. He is a great wrestler.
In this article, we are going to give some of the unknown facts about Rock Johnson’s father Rocky Johnson. His success and struggle. so, if you are interested in Rock then he is also an important topic for you, father of Rock Johnson.
Keep reading to know more about him.
Rocky Johnson Biography
Rocky Johnson the well-known WWE wrestler of his time, was born on 24 August 1944 and died on 15 January 2021 at the age of 75 years.
His full name was Wayde Douglas Bowles he was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, and he was the fourth son of Lillian Bowles and James Henry Bowles his parents.
He is a descendant of Black Loyalists according to Wikipedia and immigrated to Nova Scotia, Canada. After the American revolutionary war, his parents escape from the Us and immigrated to Canada.
When he was 16 years he moved to Toronto where he start taking wrestling and start doing odd jobs like a truck driver. He was trained to be a boxer but was fascinated by wrestling.
In 1964 he started his professional wrestling career in Southern Ontario. This is the time when he changed his name to Rocky Johnson.
His trainer was High Chief Peter Maivia, Rocky later married his daughter and he become his father-in-law.
Rocky Johnson considered being the top NWA in 1970. In 1983 he was hired by WWE World Wrestling Federation and in 1991 Rocky retired from wrestling.
Rocky Johnson Spouse
Rocky Johnson married three times.
He married Una Johnson in 1966. They met at a dancing event during the 1960s. It was the time when Una was moved to stay with her family in Toronto and Rocky was also staying there in Toronto. and he practices wrestling there.
Their relationship gave him a son Curtis Johnson and a daughter Wanda Johnson and they divorced in 1978. as he involves in a relationship with Ata Mailvia.
Una was born in Nova Scotia and raised in Cherrybrook. (African Canadian community) Cherrybrook is away 15 miles from Halifax.
Rocky Johnson again married in 1978 to Ata Johnson daughter of Peter Maivia, who is Rocky Johnson’s trainer at that time. Ata met Rocky in a match where her brother Peter Maivia Jr and Johnson tag a team partner.
Ata’s father Peter did not like Ata and Rocky relationship and he was against their relationship because Rocky is a wrestler and he knows wrestlers’ life is tough but Ata married Rocky ignoring her father’s decision and going against him.
The couple married and had a son Dwayne Johnson ( Popular former wrestler and actor Rock Johnson). They divorced in 2003.
Rocky married Diana Martin in 2004. She is the first transgender woman, However, no information related to Diana Martin is found on the internet.
Rocky Johnson Cause OF Death
At the age of 75 on 15 January 2020, Rocky Johnson left this world and say goodbye. The cause of his death is pulmonary embolism at the home. He was rushed to the hospital.
He was a great wrestler his height is measured at 6 feet 5 inches. He trained his son Rock Johnson who is today a well-known actor and producer.