Earlier today, the unfortunate passing of Mark “Rollerball” Rocco was confirmed. He was only 69 years old. WWE, who have embraced bountiful lineage of British wrestling with their NXT UK brand, released a statement about the passing of “Rollerball” Rocco.
WWE is saddened to learn that Mark “Rollerball” Rocco has passed away at the age of 69.
A fourth-generation wrestler, Rocco became renowned for his grappling exploits around the world, competing as the original masked Black Tiger and winning the WWE Junior Heavyweight Championship.
The Manchester native tangled with a whos-who of sports-entertainment icons, such as Jushin Liger, Dynamite Kid, Tiger Mask, Fit Finlay and more.
Known as a pioneer of today’s modern cruiserweight style and a legend of British wrestling, Rocco left a lasting influence on the industry, including NXT General Manager William Regal and NXT UK Superstar Flash Morgan Webster.
WWE extends its condolences to Rocco’s family, friends and fans.
WrestleZone would like to once again extend condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Rocco.