Known as The Magnificent Muraco, he was a two-time ECW Heavyweight Champion, and a two-time WWF Intercontinental Champion.
He was an amateur state wrestling champion in Hawaii in 1967, at which point he began training for a career in the sport.
In 1985 he became the WWF's first King of the Ring.
His son, Joe, also became a professional wrestler.
He is often confused with Dwayne Johnson, because they share the nickname The Rock.