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Wrestler: Rocky Romero
Real Name: John Rivera
Birthday: October 28, 1982
Hometown: Havana, Cuba
Marital Status:
Height & Weight: 5'7" - 175 lbs
Trained by: Kevin Quinn
Jesse Hernandez
Bill Anderson
Antonio Inoki
Shinya Makabe
Negro Casas
Debut:
Previous Gimmicks: "Mr. Azucar"
1/2 of the Havana Pitbulls
Black Tiger IV (NJPW)
Finishing Move: Lady of the Lake
La Bamba
Favorite Moves: Romero Special #2
Jumping armbar
Jumping knee kick
Notable Feuds: Ballard Brothers
Ricky Marvin

  • CMLL Super Ligero Championship;
  • UPW Tag Team titles;
  • MPW Tag Team titles;
  • EWF Tag Team titles (4);
  • IWC Tag Team titles;
  • Ring of Honor Tag Team titles w/Ricky Reyes defeating CM Punk & Colt Cabana (August 7, 2004);
  • EWF (Empire Wrestling Federation) Tag Team titles w/Ricky Reyes defeating Kayam & Enigma de Oro April 22, 2005);
  • NWA Junior Heavyweight title ();
  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight title ();

  • Rocky Romero formed a successful tag team with Ricky Reyes knon as the Havana Pitbulls..
  • April 23, 2004 - ROH: The Briscoe Brothers defeated the Havana Pitbulls to retain the ROH Tag Team titles!
  • April 24, 2004 - ROH: Nigel McGuiness defeated Jimmy Rave and Austin Aries and Rocky Romero in a 4-Corners Survival match..
  • July 10, 2004--Pro Wrestling Guerilla: A.J. Styles defeated Rocky Romero..
  • July 11, 2004--New Japan USA: Brad Bradley & Bobby Quance & Scott Lost beat Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero & Pinoy Boy..
  • July 17, 2004 - ROH: Samoa Joe & The Briscoe Brothers defeated Homicide & Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero by DQ..
  • July 23, 2004 - ROH: Low Ki & Rocky Romero w/Julius Smokes defeated Dan Maff & BJ Whitmer..
  • July 24, 2004 - ROH: Rocky Romero (w/Julius Smokes & Low Ki & Homicide) defeated Chad Collyer by submission..
  • August 7, 2004 - ROH: The Havana Pitbulls defeated CM Punk & Colt Cabana to win the Tag Team titles!
  • September 11, 2004 - ROH: The Havana Pitbulls defeated Dan Maff & BJ Whitmer to retain the ROH Tag Team titles...
  • October 2, 2004 - ROH: The Havana Pitbulls w/Julius Smokes defeated Special K (Izzy & AngelDust) to retain the Tag titles..
  • October 15, 2004 - ROH: Samoa Joe defeated Rocky Romero (who was knocked out legit during the match) to retain the ROH title..
  • October 16, 2004 - ROH: Generation Next (Roderick Strong & Jack Evans) defeated The Rottwielers (Homicide & Rocky Romero)..
  • November 5, 2004 - ROH: The Havana Pitbulls defeated Generation Next (Roderick Strong & Jack Evans) to retain..
  • November 6, 2004 - ROH: The Havana Pitbulls (Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero) defeated Dan Maff & BJ Whitmer to retain..
  • November 13, 2004--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero defeated Hook Bomberry & Apollo Kahn..
  • December 18, 2004--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Scott Lost & Chris Bosh defeated Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero by Disqualification..
  • January 15, 2005 - ROH: The Havana Pitbulls beat CM Punk & Steve Corino and The Carnage Crew in Ultimate Endurance..
  • February 11, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Bryan Danielson & Rocky Romero defeated Homicide & Austin Aries..
  • February 12, 2005--Full Impact Pro: Homicide defeated Rocky Romero to keep FIP Heavyweight title..
  • February 19, 2005 - ROH: Dan Maff & BJ Whitmer defeated Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero w/Julius Smokes to win the titles!
  • March 5, 2005 - ROH: The Rottweilers (Homicide & Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero) participated in a Trios Tournament..
  • ~~~The Rottweilers defeated The Ring Crew Express (Dunn & Marcos & El Generico) in the First Round..
  • ~~~The Rottweilers defeated Samoa Joe & American Dragon & Vordell Walker in the Second Round (***** match)..
  • ~~~The Rottweilers defeated Generation Next (Austin Aries & Jack Evans & Roderick Strong in the FINALS to win!
  • March 12, 2005 - ROH: James Gibson defeated Rocky Romero to earn a shot at the ROH title..
  • March 19, 2005--AWS: Rocky Romero beat Kendo Kashin when Toru Yano accidentally threw salt in Kashin's eyes..
  • April 1, 2005--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: The Havana Pitbulls (Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero) defeated Kendo KaShin & Puma..
  • April 2, 2005 - ROH: Rocky Romero was in the Best of the American Super Junior's Tournament under the name "Black Tiger 4"..
  • ~~~Black Tiger 4 defeated Alex Shelley (1st) | beat American Dragon (2nd) | lost to Dragon Soldier B in the finals..
  • April 22, 2005--Empire Wrestling Federation: Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero beat Kayam & Enigma de Oro to win the Tag Team titles..
  • April 30, 2005--AWS: Rocky Romero won four-way over Scorpio Sky and Taru and Lil Cholo..
  • May 7, 2005 - ROH: James Gibson defeated Black Tiger IV (Rocky Romero) by Submission..
  • May 14, 2005--New Japan Pro Wrestling: Tiger Mask beat Black Tiger (Rocky Romero) to retain the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight title..
  • May 29, 2005--NJPW: Togi Makabe & Black Tiger & Stampede Kid beat Yutaka Yoshie & Hiro Saito & Akiya Anzawa..
  • August 6, 2005--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Rocky Romero defeated Davey Richards..
  • August 12, 2005--EWF T.J. Perkins vs Rocky Romero ended in a Double DQ..
  • August 19, 2005--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Joey Ryan defeated Rocky Romero..
  • August 30, 2005--IZW: Michelle Morgan & Black Tiger (Rocky Romero) beat American Angel (Sara Del Rey) & Jose Moreno..
  • September 3, 2005--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Rocky Romero defeated Frankie Kazarian in the 1st round of the Battle of Los Angeles...
  • September 4, 2005--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Quicksilver defeated Rocky Romero in the 2nd round of the Battle of Los Angeles..
  • October 8, 2005--New Japan PPV: Black Tiger (Rocky Romero) beat Tiger Mask to retain NWA Junior title and win IWGP Junior title!
  • November 18, 2005--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Excalibur & Disco Machine defeated Rocky Romero & TJ Perkins by Count Out..
  • November 19, 2005--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Jimmy Yang defeated Rocky Romero..
  • November 25, 2005--Empire Wrestling Federation: Bino Gambino defeated Rocky Romero..
  • December 3, 2005 - ROH: American Dragon defeated Rocky Romero to retain the ROH World title..
  • December 16, 2005--PWG: Romero/Frankie Kazarian/Chris Sabin/TJ Perkins beat Chris Daniels/Petey Williams/Alex Koslov/B-Boy..
  • January 8, 2006--SPW: Rocky Romero & Puma defeated Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli..
  • January 15, 2006--Inoki Dojo: Puma vs Rocky Romero ended in a draw (said to be really good)..
  • January 21, 2006--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Christopher Daniels defeated Rocky Romero..
  • January 29, 2006--WXW: Rocky Romero beat Wesley Croton | Black Tiger (Romero) beat Tengkwa to retain the NWA Jr. title....
  • April 8, 2006--Liberty States Wrestling: Havana Pitbulls (Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero) defeated The SAT (Los Maximos)...
  • April 23, 2006 - TNA Lockdown: Japan (Minoru Tanaka/Hirooki Goto/Black Tiger) beat USA (Sonjay Dutt/Alex Shelley/Jay Lethal)..
  • May 6, 2006--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Rocky Romero defeated T.J. Perkins...
  • May 7, 2006--Inoki Dojo: Chad Wicks & Black Tiger defeated J.J. Perez & Scorpio Sky....
  • ~~~MAIN EVENT: Alex Koslov & Durango Kid & Puma defeated Rocky Romero & Minoru & Karl Anderson..
  • May 14, 2006 - TNA Sacrifice: Black Tiger represented Team Japan in the World X-Cup Gauntlet Match (won by Petey Williams)..
  • May 20, 2006--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Disco Machine & Nemesis defeated TJ Perkins & Rocky Romero...
  • June 17, 2006--NWA Pro: Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov & J.J. Perez beat Karl Anderson & Mikey Nicholls & Joey Ryan..
  • June 24, 2006--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: The Havana Pitbulls (Ricky Reyes & Rocky Romero) defeated Ronin & Alex Koslov..
  • July 2, 2006--Pro Wrestling America: Art "Tiger Flores" & Black Tiger defeated Damian 666 & Mr. Aguila..
  • September 1, 2006--PWG: Roderick Strong defeated Rocky Romero in the 1st Round of the Battle of Los Angeles Tournament..
  • September 3, 2006--PWG: Delirious/Colt Cabana/M-Dogg20/Quicksilver beat C.Castagnoli/C.Hero/Rocky Romero/Necro Butcher
  • September 16, 2006--Western Alliance Entertainment: Joey Ryan defeated Black Tiger (Rocky Romero)....
  • September 22, 2006--NWA Pro: Phoenix Star & Zokre beat Black Tiger & Puma and Karl Anderson & Joey Ryan in a 3-WAY
  • ~~~LATER THAT NIGHT: Sean Waltman defeated Rocky Romero (CMLL Super Ligero Champion) in a Non-title match...
  • September 30, 2006--AWS: T.J. Perkins & Rocky Romero & Plague beat Tommy Williams & Mr. Instant Replay & Slick Nick
  • October 1, 2006--NWA Pro (Inoki Dojo): Durango defeated Rocky Romero in North Hollywood, California..
  • October 7, 2006--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: T.J. Perkins defeated Rocky Romero...
  • October 7, 2006--NWA Pro: Rocky Romero defeated Jason King in North Hollywood, California ..
  • October 13, 2006--Empire Wrestling Federation: Hook Bomberry & Joey Harder defeated T.J. Perkins & Rocky Romero
  • October 21, 2006--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Rocky Romero defeated T.J. Perkins...
  • October 28, 2006--All Pro Wrestling: JJ Perez & Mr. Prime Time beat Rocky Romero & Karl Anderson
  • November 5, 2006--NWA Pro: Rocky Romero defeated Slick Nick in Santa Monica, California ..
  • November 17, 2006--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Samoa Joe defeated Rocky Romero in Reseda, California....
  • November 18, 2006--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: A.J. Styles defeated Rocky Romero........................
  • November 21, 2006--EWF: Rocky Romero defeated Jason King in San Bernardino, California..
  • ~~~LATER THAT NIGHT: Jason King & Tony Raze defeated Rocky Romero & Erin Gobrough......
  • December 1, 2006--EWF: Bino Gambino beat Liger Rivera and Rocky Romero in a 3-WAY to retain the EWF Title..
  • December 2, 2006--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Davey Richards defeated Rocky Romero in Reseda, California ..
  • January 13, 2007--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla: Rocky Romero defeated "Classic" Colt Cabana (sub for B-Boy)..
  • January 19, 2007--UWA Hardcore Wrestling: Black Tiger (Rocky Romero) defeated Ultimo Dragon in Mississauga..
  • January 26, 2007 - Ring of Honor: Rocky Romero defeating Davey Richards by Submission..
  • January 27, 2007 - Ring of Honor: The Briscoe Brothers defeated Rocky Romero & Ricky Reyes (Romero walked out on Reyes)..