Rocky Romero

Oct 14, 2009 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: John Rivera
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 175 lbs.
Date of birth: October 28, 1982
Born: Havana, Cuba
Pro debut: September 13, 1997
Trained by: Jesse Hernandez &
Bill Anderson
Finishing move: La Bamba

Biography

– On July 24, 2004, Romero defeated Chad Collyer by submission.
– The Havana Pitbulls (Romeo and Ricky Reyes) defeated CM Punk and Colt Cabana on August 7, 2004 to capture the ROH (Ring of Honor) Tag Team title in Philadelphia, PA.
– Romeo defeated Virus on December 10, 2004 in Mexico City, Mexico to win the CMLL Super Light Heavyweight title.
– The next night, Romeo won the Young Dragons Cup by winning an eight-man tournament.
– On October 8, 2005 in Tokyo, Black Tiger (Romeo) defeated Tiger Mask to capture the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title.
– On June 29, 2007 in Tokyo, Romeo defeated Al Blazer.
– Romero and Davey Richards defeated captured the Ring of Honor Tag Team titles in an Ultimate Endurance match also involving The Hangmen 3 (Brent Albright & BJ Whitmer), and Austin Aries & Bryan Danielson on January 26, 2008 in Chicago Ridge, IL.
– On October 11, 2011, Davey Richards and Rocky Romero defeated Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi in Tokyo, Japan for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Teg Team titles.
– On February 12, 2012 at The New Beginning, the No Remorse Corps (Richards and Rocky Romero) defeated Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi) to regain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in Osaka, Japan.
– May 27th, Romero would compete in the NJPW Best of the Super Junior XIX.
– July 22nd, Forever Hooligans (Romero & Alex Koslov) would defeat Tiger Mask & Jushin Thunder Liger for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– November 2nd, Forever Hooligans would lose to Apollo 55 in the NJPW Super Junior Tag Tournament ’12 Semi-finals.
– November 11th, Forever Hooligans would lose the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to Time Splitters (KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley).
– March 2, 2013, Forever Hooligans would lose to The American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards) at ROH 11th Anniversary.
– March 3rd, Forever Hooligans would challenge reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) for the ROH Tag Team Titles.
– May 3rd, Forever Hooligans would defeat Time Splitters for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– May 24th, Romero would compete in the NJPW Best of the Super Junior XX.
– July 27th, Forever Hooligans would defeat reDRagon for the ROH Tag Team Titles.
– August 3rd, Forever Hooligans would lose the titles to The American Wolves.
– August 17th, Forever Hooligans would defeat The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) at ROH Manhattan Mayhem V.
– October 14th, Forever Hooligans would lose the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to Suzuki-gun (TAKA Michinoku & Taichi).
– November 6th, Forever Hooligans would lose to The Young Bucks in the Final of the NJPW Super Junior Tag Tournament ’13.
– April 5, 2014, Romero would lose to Michael Elgin on ROH TV.
– May 30th, Romero would compete in the NJPW Best of the Super Junior XXI.
– August 15th, Romero would lose to Michael Bennett at ROH Field of Honor.
– November 2nd, Forever Hooligans would be defeated by reDRagon in the Semi-finals of the NJPW Super Junior Tag Tournament ’14.
– April 5, 2015, Roppongi Vice (Romero & Beretta) would defeat The Young Bucks for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– May 3rd, Roppongi Vice would lose the titles to The Young Bucks in a 3-Way.
– May 22nd, Romero would compete in the NJPW Best of the Super Junior XXII.
– July 24th, Roppongi Vice would lose to the Briscoes (Mark & Jay) at ROH Death Before Dishonor XIII.
– October 17th, Roppongi Vice would defeat Timothy Thatcher & TJ Perkins at EVOLVE 49.
– October 18th, Roppongi Vice would defeat The Premier Athlete Brand (Anthony Nese & Caleb Konley) at EVOLVE 50.
– November 7th, Roppongi Vice would lose to Ricochet & Matt Sydal at the NJPW Super Junior Tag Tournament ’15.
– November 20th, Roppongi Vice would lose to ACH & Matt Sydal on ROH TV.
– December 19th, Roppongi Vice would lose to The All-Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) on ROH TV.
– January 24, 2016, Romero would defeat Kevin Martenson to win the CWFH Percy Pringle III Memorial Cup ’16.
– April 10th, Roppongi Vice would defeat Matt Sydal & Ricochet for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– May 3rd, Roppongi Vice would lose the titles to Ricochet & Matt Sydal.
– May 21st, Romero would compete in the NJPW Best of the Super Junior XXIII.
– August 19th, CHAOS (Romero, Beretta & Toru Yano) would defeat BULLET CLUB (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi) at ROH Death Before Dishonor XIV.
– November 5th, Roppongi Vice would win the NJPW Super Junior Tag Tournament ’16 by defeating Taiji Ishimori & ACH.
– January 4, 2017, Roppongi Vice would defeat The Young Bucks for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– March 6th, Roppongi Vice would lose the titles to Suzuki-gun (Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru).
– March 11th, Roppongi Vice defeated Cheeseburger & Will Ferrara on ROH TV.
– April 27th, Roppongi Vice would defeat Suzuki-gun for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.
– May 28th, Romero would defeat Scorpio Sky for the UWN Television Title.
– June 11th, Roppongi Vice would lose the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles to the Young Bucks.
– June 24th, Roppongi Vice would defeat The Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) for the WC Big Top Tag Team Titles.
– August 5th, Roppongi Vice would lose the titles to Britt Baker & Adam Cole.
– August 26th, Romero would lose to Marty Scurll on ROH TV.
– November 11th, Romero would challenge Cody for the ROH Championship.
– December 3rd, Romero would lose the UWN Television Title to Scorpio Sky.
– September 1, 2018, Romero would compete in the 15-Man Over Budget Battle Royal at ALL IN Zero Hour.
– February 10, 2019, Romero would challenge Jeff Cobb for the ROH Television Title.
– April 6th, Romero would compete in the ROH/NJPW Dark Honor Rumble at G1 Supercard.
– May 14th, Romero would compete in the NJPW Best of the Super Junior XXVI.
– June 29th, Romero would challenge El Phantasmo for the RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Title.
– August 22nd, Romero would lose to El Soberano Jr. in the First Round of the NJPW Super J Cup ’19.
– November 24th, Romero would lose to Michael Oku in the First Round of the RevPro British J Cup ’19.
– August 1, 2020, Chico El Luchador would win the Talk ‘N Shop a Mania 24/7 Title by winning the Social Distancing Battle Royal but would lose the title to Chavo Guerrero afterwards.
– September 18th, Romero would lose to David Finlay in the First Round of the ROH Pure Title Tournament.

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