I’m sure that perhaps to the average person, they’re saying to themselves, who is Pepper Martin and what does that have to do with DC?
Well, besides being a pro wrestler, he has a particularly memorable appearance as the character of Rocky in Superman II. RIP Good Sir.
Mat Matters: A short take on the loquacious Pepper Martin, dead at 85 | Slam Wrestling
Sorry Too Hear Pepper Martin Has Passed Away!
Another, Death In the D.C. Universe!
I Think He Made A Great Rocky!
From the end of Superman II:
Clark slides Rocky down the diner counter and after he’s been knocked out, Clark looks around at the staff and patrons
“Oh, I’ve uh…been working out.”
I didn’t know Mr. Martin had passed away. His DC legacy will always endure in one of the best comic-based sequels there is.