Rocco Rock

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Title History

 

  • TWA (Tri State) Brass Knuckles title (as Cheetah Kid) defeating Tom Prichard [Tournament] (June 9, 1990);
  • ECW World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeating Tazmaniac & Kevin Sullivan (March 6, 1994);
  • ECW World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeating Mikey Whipwreck & Cactus Jack (November 5, 1994);
  • ECW World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeatIng Beniot/Malenko and Steiner/Taz in a 3-WAY (April 8, 1995);
  • ECW World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeating Stevie Richards & Raven (October 7, 1995);
  • CWA (New England) Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeating ???????? (July ??, 1996);
  • WCW World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeating Harlem Heat (September 23, 1996);
  • NWA World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeating Rick Fuller & Knuckles Nelson (June 17, 1999);
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeating Tommy Rich & Doug Gilbert (October 30, 1999);
  • SOW (Superstars of Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeating Legion of Doom (July 29, 2000);
  • SOW (Superstars of Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeating Legion of Doom (August 3, 2000);
  • TCW (Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeating Jorge Estrada & Ray Lloyd (July 7, 2001);
  • MECW (Main Event Championship Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeating ??????? (July 14, 2001);
  • NWCW (New Wave Championship Wrestling) Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge defeating Sinn & Jason Cain (November 4, 2001);

 

Career Highlights

In the Beginning:

  • Ted Petty graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in nutrition..
  • Ted Petty competed on the Rutgers Wrestling Team, after many victories, joined the management became a trainer..
  • Ted Petty then became a professional boxer and travelled around the world fighting matches..
  • Ted Petty retired from boxing and began modifying boxing rings and selling them as wrestling rings..
  • Ted Petty sold rings to many independant federations who are still using those rings to this day!
  • Ted Petty enrolled in the Wild Samoan Wrestling School under the eye of Afa Anoia..
  • Ted Petty began his wrestling career as “The Cheetah Kid” and found his greatest success in Japan..
  • The Cheetah Kid gimmick began to get stale so Ted Petty went in search of a new gimmick..
  • November 20, 199–WCW Clash: Sgt. Krueger [aka Ray Apollo] and Col. DeKlerk [aka Ted Petty] defeated The Beast & Kaluha..
  • December 16, 1990–Starrcade: The Steiner Brothers defeated Sgt. Krueger [aka Ray Apollo] & Col. DeKlerk [aka Ted Petty] (Africa)..UWF & ECW:
  • 1993: Public Enemy debuted in the UWF, Petty (as Rocco Rock) and Mike Durham (as Johnny Grunge)..
  • 1994: Public Enemy moved on to Eastern Championship Wrestling (Later renamed Extreme Championship Wrestling)..
  • Public Enemy were soon matched up with main eventers like Raven, Tommy Dreamer & Sandman..
  • Public Enemy and the rest of the ECW Roster revolutionized American Wrestling with their unique and ‘extreme’ style..
  • In the land of Extreme, Public Enemy were once told to “tone down” their act, by promoter Paul Heyman..World Championship Wrestling:
  • 1996: Public Enemy decided to try their luck in World Championship Wrestling..
  • January 15, 1996: Public Enemy makes their debut defeating the American Males (Bagwell & Riggs)..
  • Public Enemy broght their “tables gimmick” to WCW..
  • September 22, 1996: Public Enemy defeated Harlem Heat to capture the WCW Tag Team Titles!
  • October 1, 1996: Harlem Heat defeated Public Enemy to recapture the titles..Extreme Championship Wrestling:
  • Public Enemy Returned to ECW for about a month, before jumping to the WWF..World Wrestling Federation:
  • 1997: Public Enemy entered the WWF surrounded by a lot of contravery..
  • The WWF roster did not accept PE since it was understood that they were jumping from a sinking ship (WCW)..Independant Circuit:
  • 1999: Rocco Rock had a brief run in NBW..World Championship Wrestling:
  • July 18, 1999 – Bash at the Beach: Public Enemy returned to WCW in think Junkyard Invitational..
  • 2000: Rocco Rock moved on to USA Pro Wrestling as a singles wrestler..The Death of Ted Petty:
  • September 21, 2002: Ted Petty passed away at the age of 49 due to an apparent massive heart attack..
  • ~~~Petty had wrestled Deven Storm on the first match of a Jersey City card..
  • ~~~Petty was scheduled to wrestle Gary Wolf for the 3PW Heavyweight Title later in the week..
  • ~~~Petty was engaged to be married on October 26, 2002..
  • ~~~R.I.P.
  • Months later, on an episode of WWE Tough Enough (which is taped months earlier) trainer Bill Demott recieved a call on air..
  • The phone call was from a friend informing him that Rocco Rock had died, and he broke down on the set..
  • Bill DeMott returned later and used it as a leason to his trainees to never take anybody in the wrestling business for granted..
  • June 10, 2005 – Hardcore Homecoming: Johnny Grunge, Gary Wolf & Tammy Sytch participated in a tribute to wrestlers who died..
  • ~~~RIP: Louie Spicolli, Road Warrior Hawk, Rocco Rock, Big Dick Dudley, Pitbull #2, Eddie Gilbert and Chris Candido..
  • June 12, 2005 – ECW One Night Stand: “Pitbull” Gary Wolf introduced a tribute to ECW wrestlers who have died since ECW closed..
  • ~~~RIP to Rocco Rock, Terry Gordy, Mike Lockwood, The Sheik, Mike Lozanski, Pitbull #2, Big Dick Dudley, Chris Candido..