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What to Know About Rocky Johnson, the Man Who Inspired Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

We're already hooked on CBS's Young Rock, a sitcom based on Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's adolescence. Johnson's show is a hilarious look at his eccentric upbringing, and his experiences growing up with his wrestling icon dad Rocky Johnson (plus all his famous wrestling pals). It's clear from watching the premiere that Rocky served as a major inspiration for Dwayne, both as a father and an athlete. While Rocky sadly passed away in 2020, there's still so much to learn about the man, the myth, and the legend who helped raise The Rock.
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Before Making WWE History, Dwayne Johnson’s Father, Rocky Johnson, Was a Boxer Who Stepped in the Ring With Some of the Greatest Heavyweights in History

Before WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson made a name for himself in the world of professional wrestling — a name, by the way, that isn’t even the one he was given at birth — the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson trained as a boxer in his home country of Canada and even used to spar with some of the greatest heavyweight fighters the world has ever known. But his true passion became pro wrestling and he went on to become one of the first Black champions in WWE history.
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One Of Us: Joseph Lee Anderson Talks Playing Rocky Johnson On ‘Young Rock’

YOUNG ROCK -- "Working The Gimmick" -- Pictured: Joseph Lee Anderson as Rocky Johnson -- (Photo by: Mark Taylor) Joseph Lee Anderson was a WWE fan growing up watching the likes of the Hardy Boyz and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. The star was a fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, which makes playing his Hall of Fame father Rocky Johnson on Young Rock all the more surreal.
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Rocky Johnson, 82, resident of Santa Maria, CA passed away January 21, 2021. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley-Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens. www.dudleyhoffmanmortuary.com. To plant a tree in memory of Rocky Johnson as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.
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