Rocky Johnson

1944 - 2020

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Rocky Johnson (born Wayde Douglas Bowles; August 24, 1944 – January 15, 2020) was a Canadian professional wrestler. Among many National Wrestling Alliance titles, he was the first black Georgia Heavyweight Champion as well as the NWA Television Champion (2 times). He won the World Tag Team Championship in 1983, along with his partner Tony Atlas, to become the first black champions in WWE history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rocky Johnson has received more than 8,905,230 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Rocky Johnson is the 23rd most popular wrestler, the 152nd most popular biography from Canada and the most popular Canadian Wrestler.

Memorability Metrics

  • 8.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.96

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.50

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.95

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Rocky Johnsons by language


Among wrestlers, Rocky Johnson ranks 23 out of 703Before him are Rikidōzan, Giant Baba, Triple H, Ivan Poddubny, Aleksandr Medved, and Gholamreza Takhti. After him are The Great Khali, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Miz, Darren Young, Wim Ruska, and Bret Hart.

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Among people born in 1944, Rocky Johnson ranks 204Before him are Rosalía Mera, Dennis Farina, Donald Tsang, Tim Rice, Everaldo, and Jacques Doillon. After him are Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, Abdul Fatah Younis, Leif Segerstam, Carl Bernstein, Odd Nerdrum, and Rory Byrne. Among people deceased in 2020, Rocky Johnson ranks 254Before him are Shirley Douglas, Robert Fisk, Robert Herbin, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Richard Herd, and Mesut Yılmaz. After him are Marc Fumaroli, Amfilohije Radović, Boris Gaganelov, Stuart Gordon, Diana Serra Cary, and Joseph Vilsmaier.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Rocky Johnson ranks 152 out of 1,130Before him are James Gosling (1955), David Johnston (1941), Jason Priestley (1969), Stana Katic (1978), Shirley Douglas (1934), and Rick Moranis (1953). After him are Frances Oldham Kelsey (1914), Paul Watson (1950), Cobie Smulders (1982), Joe Shuster (1914), John Ireland (1914), and Guy Laliberté (1959).

Among WRESTLERS In Canada

Among wrestlers born in Canada, Rocky Johnson ranks 1After him are Bret Hart (1957), Edge (1973), Chris Benoit (1967), Roddy Piper (1954), Stu Hart (1915), Pat Patterson (1941), Owen Hart (1965), Santino Marella (1974), Ivan Koloff (1942), Christian Cage (1973), and Trish Stratus (1976).