[Public Enemy Gallery]
||"Flyboy" Rocco Rock
||September 1, 1953
||Woodbridge, New Jersey
|Height & Weight:
||Wild Somoan Wrestling School
||The Cheetah Kid
Col. DeKlerk (WCW)
NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge ();
NWA World Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge ();
ECW Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge (4);
WCW Tag Team titles w/Johnny Grunge ();
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 Somoan 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, 1990--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 promotor 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)..
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 apparant massive heart attack..
~~~Petty had wrestled Deven Storm on the first match of a Jersey City card..
~~~Petty was scheduled to wrestle Gary Wolfe for the 3PW Heavyweight Title later in the week..
~~~Petty was engaged to be married on October 26, 2002..
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 Wolfe & 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 Wolfe 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..