You know Rocky Johnson from WWF, Memphis, Hawaii and California, but he also had a very successful run in the Pacific Northwest in 1981-82 with heavyweight and tag team title reigns.
In this episode of the Portland Wrestlecast, I look at one of my favorite babyfaces who came through Portland when I was a kid. Johnson had a level of professionalism above everyone else in the territory that came from the experience of being a top star all over the world for years.
He also had one of the most memorable debuts in territory history that sent a message to the fans that the new top babyface was in town. He feuded with Buddy Rose and teamed with King Parsons, Brett Sawyer, and Andre the Giant. Rocky even challenged Ric Flair for the NWA title during a Northwest tour.
Enjoy this edition of the Wrestlecast with lots of memories of Rocky Johnson.