Rest in Peace Rocky Johnson

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‘Soul Man’ Rocky Johnson

Well, my fears are turning out to be right. 2020 is going to be a continuation of losing all the great people so admired in the 80s and beyond. A few days ago, it was Neil Peart and though the world hasn’t recovered from that tragic loss, I am sad to say that former WWE wrestler, ‘Soul Man’ Rocky Johnson has passed away aged 75. Many of my younger readers may not have heard of Rocky but everyone will know his famous son, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

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The Rock and Rocky

While I was a big music fan back in the 1980s, I still am, I was also a big wrestling fan. I remember when Rocky and his tag-team partner, Tony ‘Mr USA’ Atlas defeated the Samoans to become the first ever African American tag-team champions in 1983. A couple months later, I had the privilege of watching him wrestle in 8 man tag action. He and Atlas was joined by Andre the Giant and ‘Superfly’ Jimmy Snuka. It was a wild match with Rocky’s team winning three falls to one. Anyway, Rocky will be sorely missed and I’m sure the wrestling world will pay him the tributes he’s due.

Rest in peace Rocky Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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