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The Rock Posts An Emotional Statement About His Father’s Death

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 17, 2016) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away

On this day in 2016, we lost Old School World Wrestling Federation Veteran “Iron” Mike Sharpe (Real name: Michael Sharpe) at the age of 64.

Mike Sharpe is still to this day considered one of the best so called “Jobbers To The Stars” in WWF/E history, more often than not being referred to as even THE single greatest Jobber of all time.

“Canada’s Greatest Athlete” as he called himself, wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1983 until 1995.

† REST IN PEACE MIKE SHARPE

October 28, 1951 – January 17, 2016

• The Rock Posts An Emotional Statement About His Father’s Death

Old School WWF Legend The Rock issued the following statement regarding the death of his father, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson:

“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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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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