With the information of Rocky Johnson passing away on wednesday, wrestling followers saved remembering their finest moments within the ring and the impression it had on the game. Most talked about their Tag Workforce Championship, however some talked about a singular second. Johnson's son Dwayne johnson, really portrayed him on tv.
There was an episode of That 70's present by which Pink Forman led his son, Eric, to a wrestling match. One of many preventing featured Rocky Johnson, who was performed by Dwayne. The foreigners arrived on the backstage after the occasion and requested an autograph.
"You realize, it's very nice to take your son to a wrestling match," Johnson says within the clip. "You realize, I’ve a son, and sooner or later he’ll change into essentially the most electrifying man in sports activities leisure."
Relaxation in peace, Rocky Johnson
As a small tribute, right here is the cameo of That 70's Present the place The Rock performed his personal father. I hope you’re in a greater place. pic.twitter.com/rZJBJYWoOt
– Elvis Dutan (@the_snickman) January 15, 2020
"The Rock as soon as performed Rocky Johnson in an episode of That 70s Present. That beautiful little solution to pay tribute to his father," mentioned one consumer on Twitter.
Many had been amazed by this efficiency after tripping over the clip for the primary time. Others had been joyful that the pictures of this episode exist on the Web. They wished to observe the video time and again whereas they cried the lifelong fighter.
"I keep in mind that episode. That will need to have been nice for Rock," mentioned one other consumer on social media. Others famous that Jeff and Matt Hardy additionally appeared as skilled wrestlers through the season 1 episode, which was titled "That Wrestling Present."
The episode with Johnson didn’t function Tony Atlas as a result of it came about earlier than Soul Man joined WWF / WWE. He was nonetheless working as one of many most important contenders within the Nationwide Wrestling Alliance and was in the course of a combat with Terry Funk, Harley Race and Jerry Lawler. Johnson even took Lawler's crown throughout this time.
It was solely after being recruited to the World Wrestling Federation within the early 1980s that Johnson partnered with Atlas to type the Soul Patrol. Nonetheless, they rapidly had an impression by changing into the primary African-American tag workforce to seize the championship.
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