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Ted Petty

Following a brief boxing career, Petty started wrestling in 1978 as The Cheetah Kid. Petty wrestled in the National Wrestling Alliance in 1990, appearing at Starrcade as Colonel DeKlerk. Along with Sergeant Krueger, he represented South Africa in a tag team match, but the team lost to The Steiner Brothers. In 1993, under the name Rocco Rock and formed a tag team named The Public Enemy with Johnny Grunge, with a gimmick of inner city criminals. The team first wrestled in the Universal Wrestling Federation and Extreme Championship Wrestling. In ECW, the team feuded with Terry Funk and The Gangstas and won the ECW Tag Team Championship four times. The teams's success in 1995 earned him his highest placement in the annual PWI 500, in which he was ranked #90. In 1996, The Public Enemy signed with World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where they won the tag team title and feuded with The Nasty Boys. They continued to use some of the hardcore tactics that had made them famous in ECW, including the frequent use of tables in matches. He also made a few single-competition appearances as The Cheetah Kid during that time. They were briefly in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1999 and competed in the short-lived Xtreme Wrestling Federation as the "South Philly Posse" with Jasmin St. Claire as their manager. Petty then competed as a singles wrestler on the independent circuit. Death Petty died of a heart attack on September 21, 2002, at the age of 49, while en route to a Pro-Pain Pro Wrestling show where he was scheduled to wrestle against Gary Wolfe in a match for the promotion's heavyweight title. Every year the IWA-Mid South professional wrestling promotion memorializes him by holding the Ted Petty Invitational tournament. Previous winners include A. J. Styles, Matt Sydal, Low Ki, and Mike Quackenbush.

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Sep 1, 1953 In Barnegat Township - New Jersey - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie TWA Spring Spectacular 1990-03-31
Latest Project:
Movie ECW - Unreleased Vol. 2 2013-07-30
Known For
Movie ECW - Unreleased Vol. 2 Rocco Rock 2013-07-30
Movie WWE: Blood Sport ECW - The Most Violent Matches Rocco Rock 2006-02-07
Movie ECW House Party 1999 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1999-01-16
Movie WCW Bash at The Beach 1999 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1999-07-11
Movie WCW Spring Stampede 1997 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1997-04-06
Movie WCW SuperBrawl VII "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1997-02-23
Movie WCW World War 3 1997 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1997-11-23
Movie ECW House Party 1996 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1996-01-05
Movie WCW SuperBrawl VI "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1996-02-11
Movie WCW Slamboree 1996 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1996-05-19
Movie WCW Bash at The Beach 1996 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1996-07-06
Movie ECW Enter The Sandman "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1995-05-13
Movie ECW Double Tables "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1995-02-04
Movie ECW 3-Way Dance "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1995-04-08
Movie ECW Hardcore Heaven 1995 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1995-07-01
Movie ECW Gangsta's Paradise "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1995-09-16
Movie WWE Survivor Series 1995 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1995-11-19
Movie ECW November to Remember 1995 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1995-11-18
Movie ECW When Worlds Collide "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1994-05-14
Movie ECW The Night The Line Was Crossed "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1994-02-05
Movie ECW Heatwave 1994: The Battle for The Future "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1994-07-16
Movie ECW Hostile City Showdown 1994 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1994-06-24
Movie ECW Hardcore Heaven 1994 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1994-08-13
Movie ECW November to Remember 1994 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1994-11-05
Movie ECW's NWA World Title Tournament "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1994-08-27
Movie ECW Ultra Clash '93 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1993-09-18
Movie ECW November to Remember 1993 "Flyboy" Rocco Rock 1993-11-13
Movie TWA Spring Spectacular The Cheetah Kid 1990-03-31
Movie TWA Summer Sizzler The Cheetah Kid 1990-06-09
Movie WCW Starrcade '90: Collision Course Col. DeKlerk 1990-12-16