Dwayne Johnson pays tribute to father Rocky Johnson through an Instagram post

Dwayne Johnson is “in pain” after the passing of his father, wrestler Rocky Johnson, who died last week at age 75. The actor revealed that in a long tribute to his dad posted on Instagram, in which he remembered Rocky’s “barrier breaking life” as half of the Soul Patrol, the first black tag-team in professional wrestling. “I was the boy sitting in the seats, watching and adoring you, my hero from afar,” Dwayne wrote in his caption on a video that showed him in the audience as his father took the ring. “Dad, I wish I had one more shot to tell you, I love you, before you crossed over to the other side,” ‘the Rock’ wrote in his tribute. “But you were ripped away from me so fast without warning. Gone in an instant and no coming back,” Dwayne said. “Now I’ll carry your mana and work ethic with me, as it’s time to move on because I have my family to feed and work to accomplish.” “You lived a very full, very hard, barrier breaking life and left it all in the ring,” Dwayne said in closing. “I love you dad and I’ll always be your proud and grateful son. Go rest high.”