Template:Infobox professional wrestler Thomas Jared Lieto is an American professional wrestler and former professional baseball outfielder who is currently signed to East Coast Championship Wrestling, where he competes as Tommy Rockferd.

Baseball career Edit

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Lieto was signed by the New York Yankees organization as a pitcher out of college. He was placed in the minor leagues to develop, where he mostly played as an outfielder in the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers farm systems. Lieto was 18 when he began playing minor league baseball; one of his teammates on the 2004 NY-Penn League Yankees was Francisco Cervelli who was also his roommate. Lieto would swing a bat into a hanging car tire as a regular training exercise in order to strengthen his hands and make sure he utilized his legs during swings. The technique was so effective that Cervelli adopted it and used it during his own career. Lieto injured his natural (right) throwing shoulder after a dirtbike accident, and he learned to throw with his left arm instead. The team was managed by Tommy John. Lieto's last season was 2005, when he played for the Trenton Thunder. He played 352 games in three minor league seasons, batting .254 with 34 home runs and 138 RBIs.

Professional wrestling career Edit

Early years (2006-2008) Edit

East Coast Championship Wrestling Edit

Debut (2008-2009) Edit

Feud with Eddie Kingston and The Brotherhood (2009-2013) Edit

Championship success (2013-2014) Edit


Personal life Edit

Lieto was born in Staten Island, New York. He grew up in Dongan Hills, where he attended George L. Egbert Middle School and played baseball at New Dorp High School. While studying at Duke University and ultimately earning a journalism degree, Lieto played Division III college baseball from 2000 to 2004. He played as a pitcher and a second baseman for the Duke Blue Devils.

In wrestling Edit

  • Finishing moves
    • Mafia Kick (Running discus big boot)
    • Hangman's facebuster
    • Koji Clutch
  • Signature moves
    • Kata-gatame with bodyscissors
    • Half-nelson backbreaker
    • Superkick to a kneeling opponent
    • Frog splash
    • Cradle DDT
    • German suplex
    • Powerbomb lungblower
    • Package piledriver
    • Pumphandle neckbreaker
    • Inverted sharpshooter
    • Arm trap crossface
    • Fujiwara armbar
    • Sleeper suplex
    • Osaka street cutter
  • Entrance themes
    • "Hail Mary" by Tupac
    • "Lights Go Out" by Fozzy
    • "Up All Night" by Hinder
    • "In Chains" by Shaman's Harvest

Championships and accomplishments Edit

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