The Roadblock

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The Roadblock
Birth name Joseph D'Acquisto
Born (1952-10-30) October 30, 1952 (age 64)
Rochester, New York, United States[1][2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) little Joe Nasty[3]
Golden Terrier[1]
The Mummy[3]
Road Block[1][2]
The Rochester Roadblock[1][2]
Toro Infernal[1]
The Wild Thing[3]
Billed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)[2]
Billed weight 350 lb (160 kg)[4]-
430 lb (200 kg)[5]
Trained by Larry Sharpe[1]
Debut October 28, 1987[6]
Retired January 5, 2012[7]

Joseph 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.[6] 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.[3]

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, where he competed under the masked gimmick of Torre Infernal (Infernal Tower) and after months of chaos D'Acquisto lost his mask in a match against the legendary UWA World Heavyweight Championship El Canek.

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.[2][4][8]

D'Acquisto initially retired from wrestling in 1998.[9] He made a return to the ring in 2010 and continued to wrestle in Mexico until 2012.[7]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Luchas de Apuestas[edit]

Wager Winner Loser Location Date
Masks Mitsuteru Tokuda and Yukihiro Kanemura Super Invader and Masked Inferno Tokyo, Japan August 2, 1992
Mask El Canek Torre Infernal Naucalpan de Juárez, Mexico November 15, 1992


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Roadblock Cagematch profile". 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Roadblock OWOW profile". Retrieved May 31, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b c d Shea, J. (1996). "Professional Wrestling Thesis". 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... 
  4. ^ a b "This Week In The WCW". Retrieved May 31, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Saturday Night report on July 25, 1998". Archived from the original on October 16, 2007. Retrieved May 31, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b "Кирпич ("Brick")". Retrieved May 31, 2007. 
  7. ^ a b
  8. ^ "Saturday Night report on December, 20 1997". Retrieved May 31, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Cagematch match listing". 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ "This Week In The WCW". 
  12. ^ a b c "Saturday Night report on August 1, 1998". 
  13. ^ a b c d "Saturday Night report on June 6, 1998". 
  14. ^ a b c d "Saturday Night report on May 16, 1998". 
  15. ^ "Thunder report on July 16, 1998". 
  16. ^ a b "Saturday Night report on August 8, 1998". 
  17. ^ "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 1991". Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 

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