Rocky Johnson was every bit the trailblazing figure in pro wrestling his son, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, always touted himself as. As such, there are countless people from all eras and aspects of the business who were influenced by The Soul Man.
It’s not surprising there have been countless memories and condolences shared on social media about the WWE Hall of Famer in the wake of the news of his death earlier today (Jan. 15).
You can read about his legacy in our obituary here.
WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson has passed away. https://t.co/9uxrICJKxb— WWE (@WWE) January 15, 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
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
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
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
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
I am saddened to hear the news of Rocky Johnson passing away. Rocky wrestled for my grandfather Stu for many years in Stampede Wrestling. I am sending so much love to @TheRock and his entire family. pic.twitter.com/d76xpu2EO7— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) 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
A young Rocky Johnson and Austin Idol. Miss you brother. pic.twitter.com/43xEN227JF— AUSTIN IDOL (@AUSTINIDOLLIVE) January 16, 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.— 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.
R.I.P. to the legendary Rocky Johnson. Truly a pioneer and inspiration.— Scorpio Sky (@ScorpioSky) January 15, 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. A true trailblazer in every sense of the word, and and credit to professional wrestling. Godspeed sir.— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) January 15, 2020
RIP Rocky Johnson. I have always admired his physique and athletic ability— Miro (@RusevBUL) January 16, 2020