Pro Wrestler Profile - Rocky Romero

Profile Info

Gender Male
Real Name John R. Rivera
Ring Names
  • Rocky Romero ( April 6, 2009 - Present)
  • Chico El Luchador ( August 1, 2020 - November 13, 2020)
  • Azteko ( August 7, 2010 - September 9, 2010)
  • Black Tiger (IV) ( April 2, 2005 - April 5, 2009)
  • Rocky Romero ( September 13, 1997 - April 1, 2005)
  • Grey Shadow ( February 1, 2008 - September 23, 2008)
  • Black Emperor ( May 5, 2007 - May 8, 2007)
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight
  • 180 lbs (82 kg)
Born October 28, 1982 (age 39)
Birth Place Los Angeles, California
Billed From
  • Havana, Cuba
Nicknames Azucar; Mr. Forever; Darkness' Trickster

Career History

Roles
  • Wrestler ( September 13, 1997 - Present)
  • Manager ( March 3, 2013 - August 16, 2021)
Companies / Promotions
Promotionfromto
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight November 9, 2010 Present
Promotion Impact Wrestling TNA October 23, 2021 November 11, 2021
Promotion Ring of HonorROH March 2, 2013 April 6, 2019
Promotion Revolution Pro Wrestling REVPRO April 6, 2018 September 9, 2018
Promotion EVOLVEEVOLVE October 17, 2015 January 24, 2016
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA August 13, 2010 May 21, 2011
Promotion Lucha Libre AAA WorldwideAAA November 15, 2008 July 4, 2010
Promotion Ring of HonorROH January 26, 2007 March 27, 2010
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight October 18, 2008 April 5, 2009
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre CMLL February 1, 2008 September 23, 2008
Promotion Pro Wrestling NOAHNOAH February 15, 2007 January 20, 2008
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance NWA September 30, 2006 December 21, 2007
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight May 14, 2005 July 30, 2006
Promotion Ring of HonorROH April 23, 2004 December 3, 2005
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling NJPWBrand Junior Heavyweight October 6, 2002 August 17, 2004
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre CMLL July 4, 2003 December 5, 2003
Face / Heel Turns
Alignmentfromto
Face May 4, 2014 Present
Heel July 4, 2010 May 3, 2014
Face April 6, 2009 July 5, 2010
Heel April 2, 2005 April 5, 2009
Images
Apr 2016
Apr 2016
Apr 2009
Apr 2009
Apr 2005
Apr 2005
Oct 2002
Oct 2002
Finishers
  • Ankle Lock ( September 13, 1997 - Present)
  • Diablo Armbar - Flying Twisting Crucifix Armbar ( April 6, 2009 - Present)
  • High Speed Roundhouse Kick to the head of a seated or kneeling opponent ( April 6, 2009 - Present)
  • Kurayaminoten / Kurayami Piledriver - Cradle Kneeling Reverse Piledriver ( April 6, 2009 - Present)
  • Foreign Devil / Gargoyle - Diving Double Knee Drop ( April 6, 2009 - Present)
  • Contract Killer - with Alex Koslov - Inverted Death Valley Driver + Springboard Knee Drop combination ( July 7, 2012 - January 9, 2015)
  • Black Tiger Bomb - Sitout Crucifix Powerbomb ( April 2, 2005 - April 5, 2009)
  • Tiger Suplex ( April 2, 2005 - April 5, 2009)
  • Kneeling Reverse Piledriver ( April 2, 2005 - April 5, 2009)
  • Cuban Missile Crisis - with Ricky Reyes - Backbreaker + Diving Knee Drop combination ( September 1, 1999 - June 10, 2007)
Theme Songs
  • Theme Song "Forever!!" by Yonosuke Kitamura - Single ( November 9, 2010 - Present)
  • Theme Song ”Roppongi 3K” by Rocky Romero - with Roppongi 3K - Team ( March 3, 2013 - August 16, 2021)
  • Theme Song "Lo Que Pasó, Pasó" by Daddy Yankee - Single ( March 2, 2013 - April 6, 2019)
  • Theme Song "RPG Vice" by Rocky Romero feat. Beretta - with Beretta - Team ( March 13, 2015 - September 16, 2017)
  • Theme Song "Hooligans, Never Say Die" by Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov - with Alex Koslov - Team ( July 7, 2012 - January 9, 2015)
  • Theme Song "Ella Me Levanto" by Daddy Yankee - Single ( November 15, 2008 - July 4, 2010)
  • Theme Song "Spanish Flava" by Tim Kvasnosky - Single ( January 26, 2007 - March 27, 2010)
  • Theme Song "D-Generation X" by Chris Warren Band - with D-Generation MEX - Team ( November 15, 2008 - July 17, 2009)
  • Theme Song "Juke-Joint Jezebel" by KMFDM - Single ( April 2, 2005 - April 5, 2009)
  • Theme Song "Satellite" by The Beloved - Single ( February 1, 2008 - September 23, 2008)

Titles & Accomplishments

Titles Won

New Japan Pro Wrestling

  • 1 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
  • 8 IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship (2 with Davey Richards, 2 with Alex Koslov, 4 with Baretta)

Ring of Honor

  • 3 ROH World Tag Team Championship (1 with Ricky Reyes, 1 with Davey Richards, 1 with Alex Koslov)

National Wrestling Alliance

  • 1 NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre

  • 3 CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship

Championship Wrestling From Hollywood

  • 1 UWN Television Championship

DDT Pro-Wrestling

  • 2 Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship

Empire Wrestling Federation

  • 5 EWF Tag Team Championship (with Ricky Reyes)

International Wrestling Council

  • 1 IWC Tag Team Championship

Lucha Libre Internacional Independiente

  • 1 LLII Championship

Millennium Pro Wrestling

  • 1 MPW Tag Team Championship (with Ricky Reyes)

Ultimate Pro Wrestling

  • 1 UPW Tag Team Championship (with Ricky Reyes)

WrestleCircus

  • 1 Big Top Tag Team Championship (with Beretta)

Other titles

  • 1 Talk 'N Shop A Mania 24/7 Championship
Other Accomplishments
  • NJPW Super Jr. Tag Tournament Winner (2016 – with Beretta)
  • NJPW Best of the American Super Juniors Winner (2006)
  • ROH Trios Tournament Winner (2005 - with Ricky Reyes & Homicide)
  • CWFH Percy Pringle Memorial Cup Winner (2016)
  • M1W The Hall Of Fame Cup Winner (2011)
  • Toryumon Young Dragons Cup Tournament Winner (2004)
  • SoCal Uncensored's Tag Team of the Year (2001 - with Ricky Reyes)

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Tag Teams & Stables

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