Years later, Milton also became important to Johnson’s father, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson. According to an interview with Rocky Johnson in the film, it was Rosen who helped him get sober. The film makes clear that Rosen, now 57, has had a big impact on those around him.
“When you get somebody who just comes around and is not judging and looks at you and loves you and will cry with you… His heart is boundless, the love he has is boundless, his empathy is boundless,” Johnson says as the film concludes. “That’s how Milton has impacted my life in ways I could never have imagined.”
And if you ask Milton Rosen, he’ll tell you he is stronger than Johnson. Al Rosen agreed: “Pound for pound, Milton was the strongest guy in the gym.”
“The Rock’s Rock” has been featured on ESPN and “Good Morning America.” The Special Olympics is also highlighting Rosen’s story on its website.