Dwayne Johnson posted to Instagram a brief clip of his father in the ring before a WWF wrestling match. The video is accompanied by a lengthy tribute where "The Rock" describes his love and respect for his father, the Canadian-born former professional wrestler, Rocky Johnson.

Read Dwayne Johnson's touching message to his father

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Rocky Johnson's life

Rocky Johnson was born August 24, 1944, in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. Rocky's birth name was Wayde Bowles, but he adopted his wrestling moniker, "Rocky Johnson," in the 1960s. In Dwayne Johnson's Instagram post, he congratulated his father for breaking colour barriers and becoming a legend in the world of wrestling.

Rocky Johnson (1944-2020)

Rocky Johnson passed away at the age of 75 on January 15, 2020.