The Rock shared the moving eulogy he delivered for his father’s funeral.
Rocky “Soulman” Johnson died last month, and Rock wanted his fans to know what his dad meant to him. He said, “Man, I wish I had … I wish I had one more shot. I wish I had one more shot to say goodbye … to say I love you, to say thank you, but I have a feeling he’s watching. He’s listening.”
And, he went on … “I was on my way to work, the other day on Jan. 15 and I was just pulling into work and we were shooting that day and it was the very first day of production,” he said, going on to tell the story of how his wife Lauren called to tell him that “something’s going on with your dad.”
“Lauren was with our babies, she was with my mom and she said, ‘You know, I really can’t talk… I think you should call Cora though’, so of course I called Cora,”
Soulman passed away from a heart attack on January 15 at age 75. He started the National Wrestling Alliance in the ’60s and joined the WWE in the ’80s.
Rocky and Tony Atlas became the league’s first African-American tag team champions as The Soul Patrol.
The Rock and his dad remained close throughout Rocky’s life. The Rock gifted his father a brand new car and a house for Christmas.