The Rock’s Father Rocky Johnson Was a Massive Fan of This AEW Superstar Way Before the Limelight

Published 02/14/2022, 6:30 AM EST

Anthony Bowens is an AEW superstar that received praise from several people. And that includes WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson, father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

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Rocky Johnson is a former professional wrestler. Though he wrestled mostly in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), he was also a big star in WWE. During his time in WWE, he even won the WWF Tag Team Championship once.

And if such an experienced pro wrestler praises a young rising star like Anthony Bowens, it just feels special.

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Anthony Bowens had a similar feeling as he took to social media to share a picture of an email he received recently.

In the email, it is revealed that Rocky Johnson admired Bowen’s skills way before he made his debut in AEW.

In 2014, after a wrestling show in New Jersey, Rocky Johnson asked for Anthony Bowen’s contact number as Johnson was very impressed with his skills. The WWE Hall of Famer felt that Anthony Bowens had what it took to get to the next level.

The AEW superstar really showed his potential following his debut in AEW. He also formed a tag team with Max Caster, and both of them have impressed the AEW fans.

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Rocky Johnson also shared a moment with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in WWE

Just like his father, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a champion. Throughout his pro wrestling career, he had several great moments and won several championships.

But at WrestleMania 13, he experienced perhaps one of his most emotional moments in WWE. On that night, he shared the ring with his father.

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Rocky Johnson came to his son’s rescue following the match. After Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (then known as Rocky Maivia) defeated The Sultan for the WWF Intercontinental Championship, The Iron Sheik, The Sultan, and Bob Buckland tried to attack him.

However, Rocky Johnson came out and gave his son a helping hand. The father and duo stood tall inside the ring as The Sultan, The Iron Sheik, and Bob Buckland made their way back.

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Today, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is not only one of the most successful pro wrestlers, but he is also one of the biggest actors in Hollywood.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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