When the father of “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson agreed to do an interview discussing his background, he also dropped the bombshell that he believes wrestling legend Dick Murdoch was a KKK member.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, one of the older WrestleMania 31 rumors claimed that The Rock would take on his cousin Roman Reigns, but now it’s being claimed that Dwayne Johnson’s old injuries may prevent him from wrestling anyone at all since Hollywood would not want his busy filming schedule to be interrupted if he re-injured himself.
The above video is produced by Nicholson Productions, and features WWE Hall Of Famer Rock Johnson talking about his background in boxing and also his many wrestling achievements. Boxing fans might be interested in watching the video simply because he talks about sparring George Foreman and Muhammad Ali.
At one point in time, The Rock’s father says racism still thrived in the ring and within the backstage of the professional wrestling business. Although he says racist attitudes noticeably diminished by the end of the 1970s, he claims that Dick Murdoch was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Johnson says these racist beliefs led to a confrontation in the ring where The Rock’s father KO’ed him.
“Because [Murdoch] was KKK and didn’t like blacks, he kept kicking me hard and punching me,” Johnson said. “I said, ‘You hit me one more time, I’m hitting you back.’ He hit me, and I knocked him out.”
Unfortunately, allegations over racism in the WWE still linger, even after all these years. Alberto del Rio’s personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, claims that Triple H is racist towards Hispanics. Del Rio now wrestles as Roberto El Patron, and he’s been claiming the truth about racism in the WWE will become known. Earlier in the year, when the WWE dropped an all-black faction storyline, rumors of racism began running rampant. Perhaps in response to the accusation of racism, the WWE is rumored to be considering bringing back a group like the Nation of Domination, which once featured “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson.