Wayde Bowles, best known by his stage name Rocky Johnson (born August 24, 1944 in Amherst, Nova Scotia), is an African-Canadian former professional wrestler. While he was quite popular in his own right in the 1970s and 1980s, he is currently best known for being the father of actor and former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who portrayed him in a episode.