[Rocky Johnson Gallery]
||"Soulman" Rocky Johnson
||August 24, 1944
||Born in Nova Scotia, Canada
Grew up in Toronto, Canada
Lives in Davie, Florida
|Height & Weight:
Kurt Von Steiger
Sweet Ebony Diamond
"Soul Man" Johnson
The Hells Angels
The Wild Somoans
(Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles (1967);
(Nova Scotia) North American title (1969);
NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles (1969);
Los Angeles Battle Royal champion (1970);
(Lod Angeles) Beat the Champ TV title (1970);
NWA (Lod Angeles) Americas titles (1970);
NWA (Lod Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles (1970);
NWA (San Francisco) World tag title (1971);
NWA (San Francisco) United States title (1971);
NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles (1972-74);
NWA Georgia Tag Team titles (1975);
NWA Florida Heavyweight title (1975 & 1978);
Florida Television title (1975);
Florida Brass Knuckles title (1976);
(Dallas) Texas Heavyweight title (1976);
Texas Tag Team titles (1976);
Memphis Southern Heavyweight title (1976-77);
NWA Florida Tag Team titles (1977);
(Dallas) Brass Knuckles title (1978);
(Tennessee) Mid-America Heavyweight title (1980);
Memphis Southern Tag Team titles (1980);
NWA Mid-Atlantic Television title (1981);
NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles (1981);
NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles (1982);
NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title (1982);
WWF Tag Team titles w/Tony Atlas (1983-84);
(Hawaii) Pacific Tag Team titles (1984-86);
Memphis Southern Tag Team titles (1987);
CWA (Memphis) International Tag Team titles (1987);
In the Beginning:
Rocky Johnson is a former boxer who competed as "Soul Man" Johnson..
Rocky Johnson is the father of the most electrifying man in sports entertainment.... The Rock!
Getting into the Business:
Rocky Johnson's first professional wrestling match was against Firpo Zybysco..
~~~Firpo Zybysco would later be murdered in a stabbing incident while trying to break up a fight in a Phoenix bar..
Mid-70s: Rocky Johnson was a top-ranked contender to the NWA world title, getting shots at Terry Funk and Harley Race..
1981: Rocky Johnson wrestled under a mask, as Sweet Ebony Diamond and held the NWA Television title..
World Wrestling Federation:
Rocky Johnson signed with the World Wrestling Federation and formed a tag team with Tony Atlas..
November 15, 1983: Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas defeated the Wild Somoans to win the WWF tag team titles..
~~~April 17, 1984: Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdock defeat Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas for the WWF tag team titles..
World Wrestling Entertainment - OVW Trainer:
December 2002: WWE.COM confirms that Rocky Johnson has been hired by the WWE as a trainer starting in 2003..
~~~He will spend two weeks in Ohio Valley Wrestling, then will travel to WWE events and work with younger talents..
January 15, 2003 - OVW Taping: Rocky Johnson makes his first appearance as OVW trainer and recieves a beating from Damaja!
May 2003: Rocky Johnson, who was working with WWE as a trainer, has been officially released..
November 29, 2003 - Memphis Wrestling: Rocky Johnson battled Mabel to a No Contest in a Boxing/Wrestling Match..