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 Posted: Wed Jan 15th, 2020 09:51 pm
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https://www.ringsidenews.com/2020/01/15/rocky-johnson-passes-away-at-75-years-old/

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Wow, this sucks. I was never a fan but he will always be remembered in the business for marrying into the Maivia family and fathering The Rock. He had an awesome dropkick.

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RIP. Horrible start to the year for wrestler deaths.



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Great natural athlete, some good stuff with Tony Atlas back in the day. As a person, I really never heard anyone say anything nice about him until The Rock blew up and then people got scared away from calling him out.  Before that, he was mostly known as a thief, con artist, and carny. 

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Sorry to hear this. I know there had been some heat between Dwayne and Rocky because he was such a shitty father. I wondered if that was ever completely reconciled. I hope so.

When Rocky first came to the WWF in 1982, I was pretty excited. I had seen him from Los Angeles a couple of times on TV in the early 70's and he was always in the Apter mags. I was very disappointed with his work though. He got a decent push but he just wasn't truly and completely over. I think that's why they never put the IC strap on him.



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Probably the most famous wrestler to come out of Nova Scotia. He was from Amherst, which was about 5 miles from where I went to college on the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border.

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I saw him work for WWWF and Mid Atlantic in Toronto back in the early 80's. The SED gimmick though was sort of silly, since everyone already knew who he was.

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Principal_Raditch wrote: Probably the most famous wrestler to come out of Nova Scotia. =Geeto Mongol comes in second.



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Rocky and Tony winning the belts on tv was one of the great moments in history. This one sucks.



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WongLee wrote: Principal_Raditch wrote: Probably the most famous wrestler to come out of Nova Scotia. =Geeto Mongol comes in second.

He was from Springhill, which is about 20 minutes from Amherst. 

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Principal_Raditch wrote: WongLee wrote: Principal_Raditch wrote: Probably the most famous wrestler to come out of Nova Scotia. =Geeto Mongol comes in second.

He was from Springhill, which is about 20 minutes from Amherst. 
How do you know all this? You're not a Nova Scotian, you're a Canadian.



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I'd go to the Atlantic Grand Prix wrestling shows at the tail end of the season (it would usually shut down in October and open up again in May) So you'd always hear some old guy talking about Rocky and Newt as being from the area.

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WongLee wrote: Principal_Raditch wrote: WongLee wrote: Principal_Raditch wrote: Probably the most famous wrestler to come out of Nova Scotia. =Geeto Mongol comes in second.

He was from Springhill, which is about 20 minutes from Amherst. 
How do you know all this? You're not a Nova Scotian, you're a Canadian.


I was born in Halifax, so I think I am the most famous message board poster in the IWC to come out of Nova Scotia.

The midget wrestler Farmer Brooks was born in New Glasgow, N.S.

Anyway, I would think Rocky is the most famous to come out of N.S., even if he wasn't the Rock's father. Was he not a pretty big deal in the 70's?
He was a pretty popular wrestler in pretty much every territory he worked. Didn't he get numerous shots at the N.W.A. World Title also?

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carpetbeggar wrote: WongLee wrote: Principal_Raditch wrote: WongLee wrote: Principal_Raditch wrote: Probably the most famous wrestler to come out of Nova Scotia. =Geeto Mongol comes in second.

He was from Springhill, which is about 20 minutes from Amherst. 
How do you know all this? You're not a Nova Scotian, you're a Canadian.


The midget wrestler Farmer Brooks was born in New Glasgow, N.S.

I’m not sure who that is but I’m willing to bet he was better than Bret Hart. 



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