WWE Hall of Famer Rocky ’Soul Man’ Johnson, father of Dwayne ’The Rock’ Johnson, has died at age 75. No cause of death was given. Johnson - born Wayde Douglas Bowles - began his wrestling career in the mid-1960s but only found fame a couple of decades later when he joined the WWE in 1983. He retired in 1991. A host of pro wrestling stars took to social media to pay tribute to Johnson.