Rocky Johnson was recently laid to rest and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has shared his touching eulogy from the service.
Johnson posted the footage on Instagram in which he takes the stage and says, “I wish I had one more shot just to say goodbye, to say I love you, to say thank you, to say I respect you but I have a feeling he’s watching, he’s listening.”
As we previously reported, Rocky Johnson passed away last month at the age of 75 due to a condition called deep vein thrombosis.
Dwayne goes on to explain that he learned of his father’s passing while pulling up to work on the first day of a new production. “In that moment, I just thought, ‘What do I need to do? What’s the next thing that I need to do?’ And I heard a voice say ‘Well, hey the show must go on,’ and that was my dad that was my old man who told me that,” Johnson continued.
“The Rock” shared additional thoughts about his father being a trailblazer as he talked about the family of wrestling while clips were shown of some of the people in attendance. This includes Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon, Triple H, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and more.
Watch the video below.
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You trail blazed and even harder, you changed people’s harsh behaviors toward a man of color. Paving the way for me, my family and generations to come. You loved us with the capacity of which you could – given all the givens. Raised me with an iron hand and a tough complicated love. A love that now, as a father and man, I’ve learned to refine as I raise my own children. I wish I had one more shot. To say one more thing. You were taken too fast. Slipped right thru my hands. But you were so loved, lived so full, defined culture and now you rest high. Peacefully. And that makes my heart smile. I love you and now I have an angel to call by name. I’ll see you down the road, Soulman. Til we meet again. Your son 🥃🖤