Wrestler Mark Rollerball Rocco Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Mark Rocco Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Mark Rocco.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
It is with the greatest of sadness to learn of the the passing of the one and only MARK ‘ROLLERBALL’ ROCCO earlier this morning after suffering with ill health for quite a few months. Thoughts go out to his family and friends at this very sad time.
One of the biggest influences and draws in British wrestling ever.
Here is his final televised clash against Marty Jones. For many THE most exciting and action packed pairing on a poster ever.
We are deeply saddened by the news that British wrestling legend, Mark Rollerball Rocco, has passed away.
Our thoughts are with his Family & friends at this time.
The British Wrestlers Reunion are very saddened to hear today that Mark ‘Rollerball’ Rocco has passed away. Although Mark has suffered over the last few years with health issues this has still come as a great shock to us all. Mark was without doubt one of the all time greats of wrestling around the World and will be sadly missed. A full tribute to Mark will be posted to the Reunion website in due course and he will be added to the Dressing Room in the Sky. We send our condolences to Marks family and friends at this very sad time.
Some sad news coming out of the U.K this morning.
Mark ‘Rollerball’ Rocco (real name Mark Hussey) has died at the age of 69.
Maybe not so well known in the USA but Rocco was one of the finest wrestlers to ever grace the squared circle.
He was also well known in Japan where he was the first wrestler to portray the character ‘Black Tiger’ the nemesis of Tiger Mask. Black Tiger would later be played by Eddie Guerrero, amongst others.
A true legend of British wrestling.
R. I. P Mark Rocco.
IMPACT Wrestling UK are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of British professional wrestling legend, ‘Rollerball Rocco’ this morning. All our love and thoughts are with his wife Ann, sons Jono and Richie and all his family, friends and fans. Rocco’s involvement in the first series of British Bootcamp is something we will forever cherish (especially teaching Rockstar Spud a lesson in the ring!).
The word ‘legend’ is overused these days, but Mark “Rollerball” Rocco is one man who truly is a legend of the wrestling business. The son of British star “Jumping” Jim Hussey, Rocco trained in secret away from his father but grew to become one of the greatest British wrestlers of all time. Rocco held numerous titles while based in Great Britain, including the World Heavy Middleweight Championship, but also became a star in Japan, under the mask of the original Black Tiger. Rocco’s clashes with the original Tiger Mask in Japan, and Dynamite Kid in both the UK and Japan, were a generation ahead of their time. Rocco pioneered a fast-paced daredevil style of wrestling, and if it was not for the likes of him, there may not be an X Division today.
Rocco also toured the United States, wrestling in the world-famous Madison Square Garden. Among his opponents in the States was a young rookie called Terry Bollea, who later became Hulk Hogan. In the late 1980s, Rocco mentored a young Japanese wrestler called Keiichi Yamada, both in Japan and the UK. Yamada, like his mentor, later donned a mask and became a worldwide superstar as Jushin “Thunder” Liger.
RIP Mark, thank you for the memories.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.