Just days after his surprise arrival in NXT, legendary pro wrestling manager Paul Ellering has unveiled his newest protoge to join the developmental ranks, Rocco.
Wearing a t-shirt bearing the slogan “I’M A PAUL ELLERING GUY,” the two-foot-six Rocco burst onto the NXT scene with Ellering’s arm up his backside.
The scrappy 14-pounder is no stranger to the squared circle, having learned the ropes while accompanying the wrestling’s all-time greatest tag team, Road Warriors Animal and Heidenreich.
Despite being small in stature, Rocco has a big Chicago attitude, and has vowed to win the NXT World Championship (although keen-eyed observers noticed Ellering’s lips moving while Rocco spoke).
According to sources at the WWE Performance Center, Rocco’s in-ring training is progressing well, but some opponents have complained he is a little wooden.