Mark ‘Rollerball’ Rocco Passes Away At 69

2 years ago by Tempest

Mark ‘Rollerball’ Rocco Passes Away At 69

It has been reported that British wrestling legend Mark ‘Rollerball’ Rocco has passed away at the age of 69. All Star Wrestling made the announcement on their Facebook page.

“It is with the greatest of sadness that we have to announce the passing of the one and only MARK ROLLERBALL ROCCO, after suffering for the past few months – our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very sad time.”

Rocco was an innovator as a junior heavyweight wrestler. Many would know him as the original Black Tiger, one of the great rivals of ‘Tiger Mask’ Satoru Sayama. Rocco made his debut in New Japan Pro Wrestling in 1982.

Many in the business attribute today’s fast-paced junior heavyweight style to Rocco’s influence.

A number of stars in the industry took to Twitter to pay tribute to Rocco.

https://twitter.com/WWEMaverick/status/1289165989792239618

From all of us here at WrestleTalk, we extend our deepest condolences to all of the family, friends, and fans of the great Mark ‘Rollerball’ Rocco.

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