WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson died at the age of 75 on Wednesday. The news sent shock waves around the wrestling world, as Johnson was a staple of numerous territories in the 60s and 70s as part of the National Wrestling Alliance, and he helped break barriers in the World Wrestling Federation by becoming one half of the first tag team to capture the WWF Tag Team Championships. Numerous wrestlers took to Twitter to recall their encounters with Johnson prior to his retirement in 1991, and many fans also recalled their fondest memories of the "Soul Man."
Check out some of the most heartfelt fan tweets in the list below.
The Rock's Father has sadly passed away
R.I.P to a living legend you will never be forgotten pic.twitter.com/he7aZax7iB— Alastair McKenzie🏴 (@Mckenzieas93) January 15, 2020
Oh man... Rest in Power Rocky Johnson. So much more than Dwayne Johnson's dad. So much more than a pro wrestler. True trailblazer. True champion. pic.twitter.com/MQFjO0hUjL— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) January 15, 2020
Damn, I loved Soul Man! I'd see him often at events in NJ. Wearing his snakeskin boots, he'd smile broadly & share how proud he is of his son - @TheRock. He had a dream of his fulfilled w/his graphic novel last month. He'd always call me "Big A." #RIPRockyJohnson #RIPSoulMan pic.twitter.com/YF9qjnWedL— Tony Maurizio (@antmaurizio) January 15, 2020
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