Dwayne Johnson is “in pain” after the passing of his Canadian father, wrestler Rocky Johnson, who died Wednesday at age 75.
The actor revealed that in a long tribute to his dad posted Friday 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 Johnson wrote in his caption on a video that showed him in the audience as his father took the ring. “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.