Rocco Rock

Feb 23, 2020 - by Allen Rockum

Real Name: Theodore James Petty
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 250 lbs.
Date of Birth: September 1, 1953
Date of Death: September 21, 2002
From: Woodbridge Township, New Jersey
Resided: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pro Debut: 1978
Trained By: Afa Anoa’i
Finishing Move: Somersault Senton

Biography

– Rocco was nicknamed Flyboy & also went by the ring names The Cheetah Kid, Colonel DeKlerk, The Leopard Mask, The Rock & The Executioner.
– Before his break in ECW, Rocco was known as Cheetah Kid and had wrestled in AWA, NJPW, TWWF, TWA & also NWA’s World Championship Wrestling.
– June 9, 1990, Cheetah Kid defeated Tom Prichard for the NWA American Brass Knuckles Title.
– December 16th, Col. DeKlerk & Sgt. Krueger competed in the Pat O’Connor International Tag Team Tournament.
– June 12, 1992, Cheetah Kid competed in the WING World Junior Heavyweight Title Tournament.
– January 11, 1993, Cheetah Kid defeated Johnny Rotten in the debut edition of WWF RAW in a Dark Match.
– September 18th Rocco would form The Public Enemy with Johnny Grunge in ECW. They defeated Jason Knight & Ian Rotten at ECW Ultra Clash.
– November 13th, Public Enemy defeated Badd Company (Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond) at ECW November to Remember.
– March 6, 1994, The Public Enemy defeated Kevin Sullivan & Tazmaniac for the ECW Tag Team Titles.
– March 26th, Public Enemy defended the titles against The Bruise Brothers (Ron & Don Harris).
– July 16th, Public Enemy defeated Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr. in a No Rope Barbed Wire Match at ECW Heat Wave.
– August 27th, After defending the ECW Tag Team Titles 11x, Public Enemy would lose the titles to Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck.
– August 28th, The Public Enemy defeated Chris Kanyon & Don E. Allen on ECW Hardcore TV.
– October 1st, Public Enemy challenged Mikey Whipwreck & Cactus Jack for the ECW Tag Team Titles.
– November 5th, The Public Enemy defeated Cactus Jack & Mikey Whipwreck for the ECW Tag Team Titles.
– February 4, 1995, After defending the titles 9x, The Public Enemy would lose them to Sabu & The Tazmaniac in a Double Tables Match.
– April 8th, The Public Enemy would win the ECW Tag Team Titles in a 3-Way.
– July 1st, The Public Enemy defended the titles 10x before losing them to Raven & Stevie Richards.
– August 5th, The Public Enemy lost a Stretcher Match to The Gangstas (Mustafa & New Jack) at ECW Wrestlepalooza.
– October 7th, The Public Enemy would win the ECW Tag Team Titles in a 3-Way.
– October 28th, The Public Enemy would lose the titles to The Sandman & Too Cold Scorpio.
– November 19th, The Public Enemy challenged The Smoking Gunns (Billy & Bart Gunn) for the WWF Tag Team Titles.
– December 9th, The Public Enemy was one of the teams in the Ultimate Jeopardy Steel Cage at ECW December to Dismember.
– January 15, 1996, The Public Enemy defeated American Males (Marcus Bagwell & Scotty Riggs) on WCW Nitro.
– February 14th, The Public Enemy challenged Sting & Lex Luger for the WCW Tag Team Titles.
– March 18th, The Public Enemy lost to the Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner) on WCW Nitro.
– April 15th, The Public Enemy lost to The Nasty Boys (Jerry Sags & Brian Knobbs) on WCW Nitro.
– April 22nd, The Public Enemy lost to American Males on WCW Nitro.
– May 13th, The Public Enemy lost to The Steiner Brothers on WCW Nitro.
– May 19th, Rocco competed in the Lord of the Ring Battle Royal at WCW Slamboree ’96.
– June 10th, The Public Enemy defeated The Nasty Boys on WCW Nitro.
– June 16th, Rocco defeated Jerry Sags on WCW Main Event.
– June 24th, The Public Enemy defeated The Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal & Squire David Taylor) on WCW Nitro.
– July 9th, The Public Enemy challenged Harlem Heat (Booker T & Stevie Ray) for the WCW Tag Team Titles.
– August 10th, The Public Enemy defeated Rough ‘n’ Ready (Mike Enos & Dick Slater) on WCW Saturday Night.
– September 23rd, The Public Enemy defeated Harlem Heat for the WCW Tag Team Titles.
– October 1st, The Public Enemy would lose the titles to Harlem Heat.
– December 2nd, Rocco lost to Lex Luger on WCW Nitro.
– December 19th, The Public Enemy defeated The Armstrongs (Steve & Scott Armstrong) on WCW Saturday Night.
– February 17, 1997, The Public Enemy defeated The Amazing French Canadians (Carl Ouellet & Jacques Rougeau) on WCW Nitro.
– February 24th, The Public Enemy defeated Jeff Jarrett & Steve McMichael on WCW Nitro.
– April 1st, The Public Enemy defeated La Parka & Villano IV on WCW Saturday Night.
– April 14th, The Public Enemy defeated High Voltage (Kenny Kaos & Robbie Rage) on WCW Nitro.
– May 5th, The Public Enemy lost to Konnan & Hugh Morrus on WCW Nitro.
– July 7th, The Public Enemy defeated Harlem Heat on WCW Nitro.
– August 4th, The Public Enemy defeated High Voltage on WCW Nitro.
– October 27th, The Public Enemy challenged The Steiner Brothers for the WCW Tag Team Titles.
– December 16th, The Public Enemy challenged The Steiner Brothers for the WCW Tag Team Titles.
– November 23rd, Rocco competed in the 3-Ring Battle Royal at WCW World War 3.
– March 2, 1998, The Public Enemy defeated The Barbarian & Hugh Morrus on WCW Nitro.
– March 27th, Rocco competed in a 3-Way for the vacant NWA National Title.
– April 13th, Rocco lost to Goldberg on WCW Nitro.
– April 20th, The Public Enemy lost to Scott Steiner & Buff Bagwell on WCW Nitro.
– April 24th, Rocco challenged Doug Gilbert for the NWA National Title.
– May 4th, The Public Enemy defeated Jimmy Hart, The Barbarian & Hugh Morrus in a Handicap match on WCW Nitro.
– June 17th, The Public Enemy defeated Riggs & Sick Boy on WCW Thunder.
– June 22nd, Public Enemy defeated Horace & Sick Boy on WCW Nitro.
– June 24th, Public Enemy defeated Raven & Sick Boy on WCW Thunder.
– August 8th, Public Enemy defeated The Dancing Fools (Disco Inferno & Alex Wright) at WCW/nWo Road Wild ’98.
– February 16, 1999, The Public Enemy defeated The Brood (Gangrel & Edge) on WWF RAW.
– February 28th, The Public Enemy defeated The Hardy Boyz (Jeff & Matt Hardy) on WWF Heat.
– March 15th, Public Enemy challenged Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett for the WWF Tag Team Titles.
– June 17th, Public Enemy defeated The Brotherhood (Rick Fuller & Knuckles Nelson) for the NWA Tag Team Titles.
– June 19th, Public Enemy lost the titles to The Brotherhood.
– July 11th, Rocco competed in the Junkyard Hardcore Invitational at WCW Bash at the Beach.
– August 5th, Rocco lost to Goldberg on WCW Thunder.
– August 16th, Public Enemy lost to The Insane Clown Posse (Violent J & Shaggy 2 Dope) on WCW Nitro.
– After wrestling for the WCW again, the Public Enemy would wind up wrestling for XPW, JCW, CWA, NWA & BBP before winning the MECW, MCW & iGW Tag Team Titles in 2001.
– November 14, 2001, The Public Enemy competed in a 4-Way for the vacant XWF Tag Team Titles.
– August 24, 2002, Rocco competed in the 3PW Title Tournament.
– September 21st, Rocco had died from a heart attack while traveling to wrestle a show for Pro-Pain Pro Wrestling in a match against Pitbull Gary Wolfe.

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