Antonino Rocca - Pro Wrestler Profile

On this page, you find the full wrestling profile of Antonino Rocca, with his Career History, real name, age, height and weight, the Promotions he worked for, all the Face/Heel turns, the Championship Titles he won, his Finishers, Theme Songs, Tag Teams and Stables, his appearance changes through the years, and more.

Antonino Rocca (born Antonino Biasetton) was born in Treviso, Veneto, Italy on April 13, 1921.

He died on March 15, 1977 at the age of 55.

Antonino Rocca was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 1995 as an individual and in the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) in 2003 as part of the Television Era wing.

Profile Info

  • Gender Male
  • Real Name Antonino Rocca (born Antonino Biasetton)
  • Ring Names
    • Antonino Rocca ( January 1, 1942 - March 15, 1977)
  • Born April 13, 1921
  • Died March 15, 1977 (aged 55)
  • Nationality Nationality: ItalyItaly
  • Birth Place Treviso, Veneto, Italy
  • Billed From
    • Argentina
  • Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
  • Weight
    • 224 lbs (102 kg)
  • Nicknames Argentina

Career History

  • Roles

    • Wrestler ( January 1, 1942 - October 16, 1976)
  • Promotions / Brands

    Promotionfromto
    Promotion National Wrestling AllianceNWA February 17, 1949 November 29, 1963
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP May 11, 1959 October 26, 1963
    Promotion Jim Crockett PromotionsJCP August 3, 1951 August 26, 1952
  • Images History

    Feb 1949
    Feb 1949
  • Face / Heel Turns

    Alignmentfromto
    Face January 1, 1948 October 16, 1976

  • Finishers

    • Argentine backbreaker rack
    • Running elbow drop

Titles & Accomplishments

  • Halls of Fame

    • WWE Hall of Fame - Year 1995, Individual
    • Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame (PWHF) - Year 2003, Television Era
  • National Wrestling Alliance

  • World Wrestling Council

    • 1 WWC North American Tag Team Championship - with Miguel Perez

    American Wrestling Association (Ohio)

    • 1 AWA World Heavyweight Championship (Ohio version)

    Capital Wrestling Corporation

    • 1 NWA World Tag Team Championship (Northeast version) - with Miguel Perez

    Montreal Athletic Commission

    • 1 MAC World Heavyweight Championship

    Southwest Sports, Inc.

    • 2 NWA Texas Heavyweight Championship
  • Other Accomplishments

    • Stampede Wrestling Hall of Fame induction (class of 1995)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 1996)
    • Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame induction (class of 2023 - with Miguel Pérez)

Teams & Relations

  • Tag Teams & Stables

    • Antonino Rocca and Miguel Perez - Miguel Perez ( March 30, 1957 - October 23, 1962)

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