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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 11,607,459 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Rocky Johnson is the 12th most popular wrestler (up from 23rd in 2019), the 93rd most popular biography from Canada (up from 152nd in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Wrestler.

Memorability Metrics

  • 12M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among wrestlers, Rocky Johnson ranks 12 out of 700Before him are Aleksandr Karelin, Masahiko Kimura, Antonio Inoki, Anton Geesink, Dave Bautista, and Chyna. After him are The Undertaker, Aleksandr Medved, Ric Flair, Ivan Poddubny, Bruno Sammartino, and Rikidōzan.

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Among people born in 1944, Rocky Johnson ranks 145Before him are Pattie Boyd, Agnes Baltsa, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jon Anderson, Terry Brooks, and Pat Martino. After him are Mary Robinson, Igor Mitoraj, Sirhan Sirhan, Marie-Christine Barrault, James Heckman, and Michael Rosbash. Among people deceased in 2020, Rocky Johnson ranks 110Before him are Amadou Toumani Touré, Sergio Rossi, Jānis Lūsis, Nikolai Kapustin, Claude Brasseur, and Fred Willard. After him are Ivry Gitlis, Harry Gregg, Mamadou Tandja, Amfilohije Radović, Georg Ratzinger, and Miloš Jakeš.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Rocky Johnson ranks 93 out of 1,350Before him are Jack L. Warner (1892), Graham Greene (1952), Rudolph A. Marcus (1923), Brian Tracy (1944), Norma Shearer (1902), and Lester B. Pearson (1897). After him are Jacques Villeneuve (1971), Joe Weider (1919), Donna Strickland (1959), William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874), Denny Doherty (1940), and Ian Stevenson (1918).

Among WRESTLERS In Canada

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