Rocky Johnson

[Rocky Johnson GALLERY]

[Johnson/Atlas]

Title History

  • NWA (Vancouver) Canadian Tag Team titles w/Don Leo Jonathan defeating Chris & John Tolos (April 3, 1967);
  • NWA (Detroit) World Tag Team titles w/Ben Justice defeating Paul & Ron Dupree (January 18, 1969);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Tag Team titles w/Earl Maynard defeating Masked Medics (1970);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating Great Kojika (January 16, 1970);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Beat the Champ Television title defeating Don Carson (March 1970);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Beat the Champ Television title (May 1970);
  • NWA (Los Angeles) Americas Heavyweight title defeating Fred Blassie (May 15, 1970);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Pepper Gomez defeating Billy Graham & Pat Patterson (September 18, 1971);
  • NWA (San Francisco) United States Heavyweight title defeating Paul DeMarco (November 5, 1971);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Pat Patterson defeating Paul DeMarco & Lars Anderson (December 6, 1972);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Pat Patterson defeating Great Mephisto & Kinji Shibuya (May 2, 1973);
  • NWA (San Francisco) World Tag Team titles w/Pat Patterson defeating Masa Saito & Kinji Shibuya (November 1973);
  • NWA Georgia Heavyweight title defeating Buddy Colt (December 6, 1974);
  • NWA Georgia Tag Team titles w/Jerry Brisco defeating Roger Kirby & Buddy Colt (January 25, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Television title defeating James J. Dillon (July 31, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Curtis Iaukea (December 23, 1975);
  • NWA Florida Brass Knuckles title defeating Killer Karl Kox (1976);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title defeating Seigfried Steinke (1976);
  • NWA Texas Tag Team titles w/Jose Lothario defeating Killer Brooks & Stan Hanson (March 3, 1976);
  • NWA Texas Heavyweight title (August 1976);
  • NWA (Mid America) Southern Heavyweight title defeating Jerry Lawler (November 1, 1976);
  • NWA Florida Tag Team titles w/Pedro Morales defeating Pat Patterson & Ivan Koloff (1977);
  • NWA Florida Heavyweight title defeating Killer Karl Kox (March 8, 1978);
  • NWA Texas Brass Knuckles title (October 1978);
  • CWA Mid America Heavyweight title defeating Roger Mason (May 10, 1980);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Jimmy Valiant defeating David Schultz & Dennis Condrey (May 12, 1980);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Greg Valentine [Tournament] (April 29, 1981);
  • NWA Mid Atlantic Television title defeating Greg Valentine (May 30, 1981);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Iceman Parsons defeating Buddy Rose & Stan Stasiak (November 28, 1981);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team titles w/Brett Sawyer defeating Matt Borne & Rip Oliver (June 2, 1982);
  • NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight title defeating Rip Oliver (July 15, 1982);
  • WWF World Tag Team titles w/Tony Atlas defeating Samoans (Afa & Sika) (November 15, 1983);
  • Polynesican Pacific Tag Team titles w/Ricky Johnson defeating Super Samoan Sakalia & Super Fly Tui (December 19, 1984);
  • Polynesican Pacific Tag Team titles w/Ricky Johnson defeating The Dirty White Boys (August 3, 1985);
  • AWA Southern Tag Team titles w/Soul Train Jones (aka Vincent) defeating Goliath & Big Bubba (April 6, 1987);
  • CWA (Memphis) International Tag Team titles w/Bill Dundee defeating Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond (July 6, 1987);

Career Highlights

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 Samoans to win the WWF tag team titles..
  • ~~~~April 17, 1984: Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch¬†defeat Rocky Johnson & Tony Atlas for the WWF tag team titles.
  • October 14, 1984 – MSG Network: Rocky Johnson defeated Moondog Spot.
  • October 16, 1984 – Live Event: Roddy Piper defeated Rocky Johnson.
  • October 22, 1984 – MSG Network: Ken Patera defeated Rocky Johnson.
  • October 26, 1984 – Live Event: Paul Orndorff defeated Rocky Johnson.
  • November 17, 1984 – Live Event: Rocky Johnson defeated Johnny Rodz.
  • November 20, 1984 – Live Event: Rocky Johnson defeated Terry Gibbs.
  • November 21, 1984 – Live Event: Rocky Johnson defeated AJ Petruzzi.
  • November 22, 1984 – Live Event: Rocky Johnson and Tony Atlas defeated The Moondogs (Moondog Rex and Moondog Spot). Rocky Johnson also won a battle royal.
  • November 26, 1984 – MSG Network: David Schultz defeated Rocky Johnson.
  • March 17, 1985 – MSG Network: Rocky Johnson defeated Charlie Fulton.
  • March 17, 1985 – PRISM Network: Rocky Johnson defeated Moondog Spot.
  • April 16, 1985 – All American Wrestling: Rocky Johnson defeated Steve Lombardi.
  • May 20, 1985 – MSG Network: Rocky Johnson defeated Rene Goulet.
  • June 8, 1985 – All Star Wrestling: Rocky Johnson defeated Ted Grizzly.

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..

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