Dwayne Johnson Speaks about Dad Rocky's Death with Oprah Winfrey on 2020 Wellness Tour & Says He Feels No Pain

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey recently had the fourth stop of her “2020 Vision Tour” at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. There she sat down with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson where they discussed several topics including the passing of his father Rocky “The Soul Man” Johnson.

In s short clip shared by the wrestler and actor, Winfrey asked him if he felt like he had “an angel” he could “call by name” now that his father has passed. She further questioned if Dwayne could feel Rocky “in spirit you can feel them in ways you couldn’t feel in the flesh and because there’s a density to the flesh.”

She wondered if he’d reached that level yet. The “Jumanji” The Next Level” actor responded by sharing about the experience he had the day his father passed on.

Ata, Dwayne "The Rock," and Rocky "The Soul Man" Johnson at the Hand and Footprint Ceremony on May 19, 2015, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Shutterstock

Ata, Dwayne "The Rock," and Rocky "The Soul Man" Johnson at the Hand and Footprint Ceremony on May 19, 2015, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Shutterstock

Dwayne’s new relationship with his dad

The wrestler explained that when he went to bed that night he “felt so grateful and moved.” He elaborated on how he was surrounded by energy that made him realize he now had a new relationship with “The Soul Man.”

Father and son now have a “clean slate”

Dwayne shared how he now had a “clean slate” with his father with no anger. On Instagram, the actor shared the video and captioned it noting: “Clean slate. No pain. No regret. Just us.”

When did Rocky Johnson die

He also praised Winfrey for articulating his feelings in a beautiful way. Rocky recently passed on January 15, 2020, at the age of 75.

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I love you. You broke color barriers, became a ring legend and trail blazed your way thru this world. I was the boy sitting in the seats, watching and adoring you, my hero from afar. The boy you raised to always be proud of our cultures and proud of who and what I am. The boy you raised with the toughest of love. The intense work. The hard hand. The adoring boy who wanted to know only your best qualities. Who then grew to become a man realizing you had other deeply complicated sides that needed to be held and understood. Son to father. Man to man. That’s when my adoration turned to respect. And my empathy turned to gratitude. Grateful that you gave me life. Grateful you gave me life’s invaluable lessons. Dad, I wish I had one more shot to tell you, I love you, before you crossed over to the other side. But you were ripped away from me so fast without warning. Gone in an instant and no coming back. Im in pain. But we both know it’s just pain and it’ll pass. 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. Finally, I want you to rest your trailblazing soul, Soulman. Pain free, regret free, satisfied and at ease. You lived a very full, very hard, barrier breaking life and left it all in the ring. I love you dad and I’ll always be your proud and grateful son. Go rest high. #ripsoulman #rockyjohnson 🐐

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The Soul Man’s funeral

Many celebrities, wrestlers, and fans took to social media to mourn the former star when the news came out. His funeral was held on January 21, 2020, with only around 100 people in attendance.

Hulk Hogan mourns Rocky

One of the stars who attended was legendary professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. He mourned his late friend as someone who had helped him when he was starting out in the sport.

The late wrestler’s achievements

Rocky made history in wrestling in 1983 when he won the World Tag-Team Championship with his partner Tony Atlas. They were the first Black champions in “World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).”

On March 29, 2008, Rocky was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by Dwayne.

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