Antonino Rocca VS Superman

Posted: November 21, 2009 in DC Comics, Sports Entertainment
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I love it when real life people appear in these old comic book stories. Here wrestling champion Antonino Argentina Rocca  takes on the Man Of Steel. Of course this story is not as famous as the Superman Vs Muhammed Ali comic book that came out in the late 70s, but I wonder if that story was influenced by this one.

Antonino Rocca was one of the wrestling greats of the 1940s, 50s and 60s, and wrestled in the famous fictitious tournament final against Buddy Rogers for the newly created World Wide Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship, which he lost. He also  apparently worked alongside Vince Mc Mahon as a commentator on WWWF television in the mid70s, before he passed away in 1977.

Here is a match between NWA Champion Lou Thesz, and Rocca. Not sure when this is from though, perhaps the late 50s or early 60s.

  1. […] Now if only DC would re-release another earlier crossover Superman story where he fought against wrestling champion Antonino Rocca… […]

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