On Wednesday, the wrestling world lost "Soul Man" Rocky Johnson at the age of 75. Rocky was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008, was the father of The Rock, and was a former WWF Tag Team Champion.
Following his passing, members of the wrestling world took time to remember Rocky.
The National Wrestling Alliance is saddened to hear of the passing of Rocky Johnson.— NWA (@nwa) January 15, 2020
His legacy stretches across every promotion. He was a champion everywhere he went including holding the NWA Georgia Championship.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family. pic.twitter.com/KTqHZns6Hb
I am so sorry @TheRock I can’t imagine! Sending you & you’re family all my love. I first met your father at a training seminar not long after I started. He came in as a guest coach for 1 of the days. He was so kind to me & beyond proud of you then. --— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) January 16, 2020
So sorry to hear about your Dad. He was always very kind to me. Hung out in Louisville when I was coming back from my torn quad. Laughed and he shared me his knowledge. Again sorry Dwayne.— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) January 16, 2020
Rest In Peace Rocky Johnson.— Ligero (@Ligero1) January 15, 2020
Thoughts and best wishes go out to his family.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of the great Rocky Johnson. Always a gentleman, I always enjoyed talking with him. My deepest condolences to his family, friends, and the fans who loved him. A very sad day for wrestling.#RIPRockyJohnson pic.twitter.com/4agKbOzAry— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) January 15, 2020
Saddened to hear about the passing of Rocky Johnson. Rocky was always extremely friendly & kind to me every time I interacted with him over the years. My condolences & thoughts go out to his family.— Matt Hardy in LIMBO (@MATTHARDYBRAND) January 15, 2020
RIP Rocky Johnson. I have always admired his physique and athletic ability— Miro (@RusevBUL) January 16, 2020
We are saddened to learn wrestling legend Rocky Johnson has passed away. We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time to his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/0AFyuu4AR3— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) January 16, 2020
My prayers and deepest remorse goes out to the @TheRock and the family of @wwe HOF Soul Man Rocky Johnson. He helped paved the way for so many African Americans in this business. You will be missed . R.I.P pic.twitter.com/g4se9S8awT— D-von Dudley (@TestifyDVon) January 15, 2020
So sad to hear that my friend Rocky Johnson has passed away. He was an amazing man who I admired greatly! God Bless you Rocky until we see each other in heaven!! Prayers going out to Dwayne @TheRock Johnson and his family. You’re in my thoughts always! Much love!— Brutus Beefcake (@brutusbeefcake_) January 15, 2020
R.I.P. Rocky Johnson— Bruce Prichard (@bruceprichard) January 15, 2020
Thoughts and prayers to the family
Very sad to hear of the passing of a legend from our business in Rocky Johnson. My deepest condolences and prayers to Rocky’s family & fans. -- pic.twitter.com/9CkSz1UjUj— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) January 15, 2020
RIP to the great Rocky Johnson and condolences to his family and friends.— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) January 15, 2020
“A helluva hand!” --
Prayers and Condolences to @TheRock and His entire family and Friends inside and outside of the @WWE as we all mourn in the passing of his Trailblazing and Amazing Father Rocky Johnson pic.twitter.com/cWrk5yNAz9— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) January 16, 2020
Having the chance to be on the same card of Rocky & Ricky Johnson as a 16 y/o kid and & being on the same roster of @rock in the @wwe, today as the @ringofhonor World Champion and on behalf of entire Company & Sinclair Broadcasting,i am sending you & your family our condolences. https://t.co/Kb07ub4mJT— PCO MONSTER MANIA (@PCOisNotHuman) January 16, 2020
RIP Rocky Johnson.— Singh Brothers (@SinghBrosWWE) January 15, 2020
Rocky was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia & is a Maritime Wrestling legend. ----
Last year Maritime wrestler @kowboymh reached out & we tried to get Rocky inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports HOF.
This still needs to happen.
Deepest condolences to the family. ----
Fightful would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Rocky Johnson.