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Dwayne Johnson regrets not reconciling with dad Rocky Johnson before death

Dwayne Johnson shares emotional tribute to late father Rocky Johnson

By Web Desk
March 02, 2024
Dwayne Johnson pays tribute to father Rocky Johnson during Black History Month Commemoration.
Dwayne Johnson pays tribute to father Rocky Johnson during Black History Month Commemoration.

Dwayne Johnson took to social media on Friday to honor his late father, Rocky 'Soulman' Johnson, in celebration of Black History Month. 

The elder Johnson, a notable figure in the wrestling world, passed away in 2020 at the age of 75. 

Johnson shared a poignant video showcasing his father's triumphs in the ring, accompanied by the emotional track My Old Man by Zac Brown. 

In a caption, he expressed his sentiments, referring to his father as "my old man" and reminiscing about their shared journey in wrestling.

He highlighted a significant milestone: Rocky and his wrestling partner, "Mr. USA" Tony Atlas, made history by becoming the first-ever Black Heavyweight Tag Team Champions for the WWE on December 10, 1983. 

The WWE Smackdown! star praised his father's resilience and trailblazing spirit, acknowledging his significant contributions to paving the way for men of color in various realms of sports and entertainment.

Dwayne opened up about his regrets regarding his late father. The 51 year old expressed deep sorrow of his sudden passing, who died of a heart attack on January 15, 2020. 

He lamented the lack of closure, regretting not having the opportunity to bid farewell to his father and reconcile their complex father-son relationship before his untimely death.