Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Dad, 74, Looks Like His Son’s Elder Brother. A Perfect Role Model For The Famous Star!

Date April 2, 2019 18:01

No wonder Dwayne Johnson has been among the leaders in the ranking of the most sought-after actors for several years. The ripped celebrity with a brutal appearance has outstanding acting talent and an original sense of humor that many men have probably envied at least once in their lives.


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He began his ascent to world fame in professional sports, but few people know that he has followed his father’s footsteps. Rocky Johnson turned 74 in August 2018, but he doesn’t look his age! By the way, we have earlier told about Sylvester Stallone’s mother that has recently turned 97 but continues to look really beautiful.

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Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles) is a professional Canadian wrestler and a recurrent champion of many heavyweight competitions. His ancestors emigrated to New Scotland shortly after the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). At 16, he moved from his native town to Toronto, where he worked hard as a truck driver.


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Initially, he dreamed of becoming a boxer, but eventually, wrestling turned out to be his main passion and career life. After his first debut in 1964, Wayde officially changed his name to Rocky Johnson. Among his rivals were such famous fighters as Terry Funk and Harley Race, Mike Sharpe, Don Muraco, Buddy Rose, and many others.

With time, Rocky married a beautiful American Samoan woman, Ata Maivia. The couple welcomed Dwayne on May 2, 1972.


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Initially, the father didn’t really want his son to follow in his footsteps in big-time sports. However, noticing the potential and his desire to beat records, he began to train his son after retiring in 1991.

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In 2003, Rocky divorced Ata and settled in Florida. By the way, apart from Dwayne, Johnson Sr. had two other children from his first marriage, son Curtis and daughter Wanda.


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Well, this stunningly pumped man raises no doubts as to why he was Dwayne’s idol and ideological inspirer. Moreover, he might be ridiculously proud since it seems that the student has surpassed his teacher, hasn’t he?


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Johnson Jr. repeatedly made his father proud. From 1996 to 2004, he performed in World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment, regularly winning the championships. The Rock's big screen career began in 2001, and a year later he got into the Guinness Book of Records as an actor who received the greatest fee for his first leading role in the film The Scorpion King – $5.5 million.


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While The Rock is currently at the peak of his form and fame, his 74-year-old father is no longer as public as before. Nevertheless, a joint photo of Rocky and his son has recently leaked onto the net, and it seems that the age difference between them is much less than 28 years, don't you think?

People who take up sports always seem younger than their age because they are not only physically active but also adhere to the principles of proper nutrition and monitor their health more carefully. What do you think about Mr. Rocky Johnson? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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