The Johnsons: Dwayne’s Wrestling Roots
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson didn’t just become a famous wrestler, actor, producer, and businessman overnight. He comes from a family of wrestling legends, starting with his father, Rocky Johnson. Rocky was a pro wrestler and the first black Georgia Heavyweight Champion. He also won the World Tag Team Championship and was the first black champion in WWE history. Talk about a family of overachievers!
But it’s not just the men in the family who know how to throw down. Dwayne’s wife, Lauren Hashian, has also tried her hand at wrestling. Maybe they have some epic sparring matches at home?
And let’s not forget about Dwayne’s mom, who was also part of the wrestling world. She was adopted by Peter Maivia, a Samoan-American pro wrestler, and was exposed to the sport at a young age. It’s safe to say that wrestling runs in the family.
Touching Words From Dwayne Johnson For His ‘Tough’ Mother
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Rocky and Ata first met at a wrestling match. Ata fell deeply in love with Rocky, but her father strongly disapproved. Ata didn’t listen and still married Rocky, and for 31 years they remained together but decided to part ways in 2003.
Rocky passed away in January 2020 of a pulmonary embolism, and Dwayne posted an emotional tribute to him, calling Rocky his hero, and saying how proud he was of his father.
What Nationality Are Rocky and Ata Johnson?
Rocky is a Canadian and Ata is an American.
How Old Are Rocky and Ata Johnson and How Much Do They Weigh?
Rocky was born on August 24, 1944, in Nova Scotia, Canada. He died at the age of 75. His wife, Ata Johnson was born on October 25, 1948, in Hawaii, USA. She is 71.
What Are Rocky and Ata Johnson’s Net Worth?
Rocky Johnson’s net worth before his death was estimated at $320 million. He is considered one of the richest and most successful wrestlers.
Are Rocky and Ata Johnson Married or Divorced?
Rocky and Ata Johnson married in 1970. Eventually, they divorced in 2003 and Ata decided not to remarry.
What Do Rocky and Ata Johnson Do for a Living?
Rocky was a professional wrestler while his wife Ata also did some wrestling and appeared on several TV shows in 1996.
Where Are Dwayne Johnson Parents From?
Dwayne’s father, Wayde Douglas Bowles was also known as Rocky Johnson was from Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada. His mother, Feagaimaleata Fitisemanu Maivia also known as Ata Johnson, is from Samoan background and the daughter of professional wrestler Peter Fanene Maivia.
Who Are Dwayne The Rock Johnson Parents?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s parents are Rocky Johnson and Ata Johnson.