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Rocky Johnson, WWE Hall Of Famer And The Rock’s Father, Passes Away

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The pro wrestling world mourned the loss of Rocky Johnson Wednesday night, with several paying respect to the WWE Hall of Famer.

Johnson, 75 years old, was inducted into the hall in 2008.

Along with Tony Atlas, the pair became the first-ever black tag team champions in the then-WWF. He also won the NWA Georgia championship and NWA Southern Heavyweight Memphis title during his career.

Johnson made his debut in 1964 and retired in 1991. His son, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson carried on the family name by becoming a superstar in the WWE before transitioning to a career in Hollywood.

Vince McMahon, Mick Foley, Ric Flair and countless others paid respect to Johnson via social media.

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Report: WWE Suing AEW Over Bash At The Beach Trademark

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According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, it is believed that there is a lawsuit ongoing by the WWE towards All Elite Wrestling for the use of Bash At The Beach.

The Elite made comments about being sued during AEW Dynamite.

“By the way at the end of the show, long after everything’s over they came out and they talked about Bash At The Beach and basically said — so I don’t know what’s happened — but they basically said I think we’re getting sued for calling the show Bash At The Beach,” Meltzer said. “So I’m sure there’s a reason they said that. I don’t know if there were some threats or what, but they still called the show Bash At The Beach and next week is going to be Bash On The Beach, but they’re still gonna call it Bash At The Beach Week II.”

AEW’s Bash At The Beach is a current ongoing two-part, 10-day event in Coral Gables, Florida from the Watsco Center. It is set to conclude January 24. From 1994-2000, WCW held events called Bash At The Beach.

The WWE acquired the name during the purchase of WCW in 2001, but the trademark expired a few years later.