Tributes have been paid to WWE hall of fame wrestler Rocky Johnson – who is also the father of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, following his death aged 75.
Johnson, known as Soul Man, was a trailblazer in the ring and was the first African-American WWE tag team champion.
He retired in 1991 and his son Dwayne continued his wrestling legacy before becoming a major Hollywood star.
Dwayne inducted his father into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2008.
Announcing his death, the WWE said in a statement it “extends its condolences to Johnson’s family, friends and fans”.
Mick Foley, Booker T and Matt Hardy are among the wrestlers to have paid tribute.