The former WWE star Mike Masters passed away on Monday following a lengthy battle with throat cancer. He was 68 years of age at the time of his death. Masters worked with WWE in the seventies and eighties.
Mike Masters passes away
According to PW Insider, Mike Masters (aka Michael “Rocky” Jones”) was admitted to the hospital after he was diagnosed with cancer. It has been noted that he had previously successfully beat the deadly cancer.
PWInsider.com is sad to report the passing of professional wrestler Michael “Rocky” Jones, who performed for the WWWF and New Japan Pro Wrestling in the late 1970s and early 1980s following a battle with throat cancer.
Jones, a truly nice guy, was 68 years old at the time of his passing. He had been in hospice for some time following the return of cancer after beating it previously. Over the course of his career, Jones worked a number of territories around the world before passing what he learned onto the next generation.
Jones was regularly featured on WWE television and competed on the undercards of house shows during the seventies and eighties. He challenged Ken Patera for the WWE Intercontinental Championship in October 1979.
He was also a wrestling promoter, founding East Coast Pro Wrestling with Gino Caruso, and training wrestlers, helping start out Little Guido and Kodiak Bear among others. Apart from wrestling, Jones was a competitive powerlifter and weightlifter. Heavily into fitness, Jones created and promoted the Stress Terminator supplement.