The Roadblock

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The Roadblock
Birth nameJoseph D'Acquisto
Ring name(s)Big Joe Nasty[1]
Golden Terrier[2]
The Mummy[1]
Road Block[2][3]
The Rochester Roadblock[2][3]
Toro Infernal[2]
The Wild Thing[1]
Billed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)[3]
Born(1952-10-30) October 30, 1952 (age 61)
Rochester, New York, United States[2][3]
Trained byLarry Sharpe[2]
DebutOctober 28, 1987[4]
RetiredJuly 28, 1998[5]
 
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The Roadblock
Birth nameJoseph D'Acquisto
Ring name(s)Big Joe Nasty[1]
Golden Terrier[2]
The Mummy[1]
Road Block[2][3]
The Rochester Roadblock[2][3]
Toro Infernal[2]
The Wild Thing[1]
Billed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)[3]
Born(1952-10-30) October 30, 1952 (age 61)
Rochester, New York, United States[2][3]
Trained byLarry Sharpe[2]
DebutOctober 28, 1987[4]
RetiredJuly 28, 1998[5]

Joseph "Joe" D'Acquisto (born October 30, 1952) is an American retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling in the 1990s under the ring name The Roadblock.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

D'Acquisto debuted on October 28, 1987.[4] He competed in New England and East Coast independent promotions during the 1980s and 1990s, most notably as a mainstay of International World Class Championship Wrestling, where he wrestled as The Rochester Roadblock. In 1990, D'Acquisto was the subject of an article by journalist Glen Duffy published in Rolling Stone.[1]

In 1992, D'Acquisto made several appearances with the Japanese W*ING promotion, where he feuded with Jason the Terrible. He would also wrestle for the Universal Wrestling Association in Mexico.

World Championship Wrestling[edit]

During the late 1990s, D'Acquisto competed as a preliminary wrestler for World Championship Wrestling as The Roadblock. In keeping with his ring name, D'Acquisto would carry a roadblock or a sawhorse to the ring.[3][6][7]

D'Acquisto retired from wrestling in 1998.[5]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas[edit]

WagerWinnerLoserLocationDate
MasksMitsuteru Tokuda and Yukihiro KanemuraSuper Invader and Masked InfernoTokyo, JapanAugust 2, 1992
MaskEl CanekTorre InfernalNaucalpan de Juárez, MexicoNovember 15, 1992

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Shea, J. (1996). "Professional Wrestling Thesis". TheValkyrie.com. Retrieved May 31, 2007. "For Joe D'Acquisto, who has gone under the names Big Joe Nasty, The Rochester Roadblock, The Wild Thing, and The Mummy..." 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Roadblock Cagematch profile". 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Roadblock OWOW profile". OnlineWorldOfWrestling.com. Retrieved May 31, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Кирпич ("Brick")". WrestlingZone.ru. Retrieved May 31, 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Cagematch match listing". 
  6. ^ "This Week In The WCW". DDTDigest.com. Retrieved May 31, 2007. 
  7. ^ "Saturday Night report on December, 20 1997". DDTDigest.com. Retrieved May 31, 2007. 
  8. ^ Duffy, R. (2001). "The Page of 1,000 Holds - Holds". Retrieved May 19, 2007. "Slam, Reverse Fallaway...Used by...Roadblock...AKA : Dead End Drop (Roadblock)...Description : The attacker lifts the victim up so that the victim is chest to chest with the attacker at a 90 degree angle. The attacker falls forward and slams the victim to the canvas." 
  9. ^ "This Week In The WCW". 
  10. ^ a b c "Saturday Night report on August 1, 1998". 
  11. ^ a b c d "Saturday Night report on June 6, 1998". 
  12. ^ a b c d "Saturday Night report on May 16, 1998". 
  13. ^ "Thunder report on July 16, 1998". 
  14. ^ a b "Saturday Night report on August 8, 1998". 
  15. ^ "Awards". 

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