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Rocksan Biggerstaff dies: Who was the Impact Wrestling knockout known as BellaDonna?

Rocksan Biggerstaff dies: Who was the Impact Wrestling knockout known as BellaDonna?
Rocksan Biggerstaff, pictured below right, also known as BellaDonna in Impact Wrestling, died. Pic credit: Impact Wrestling

Former TNA Impact Wrestling knockout BellaDonna died. The former wrestler, whose real name was Rocksan Biggerstaff, was 40.

Professional wrestler Wolfie D broke the sad news to wrestling fans.

“Woke up this morning to find out that Rocksan Biggerstaff (aka Belladonna) who was the valet for my TNA faction, Disciples of The New Church, has passed away,” Wolfie D said in his Facebook page (via The Sun).

How did Rocksan Biggerstaff die?

There is no word on the events that led to her passing.

However, PWInsider reports that Rocksan Biggerstaff was found unresponsive at her home last weekend. According to reports, the EMTs worked on her and were able to get her heart beating again.

It was determined that Biggerstaff had gone too long without oxygen and she was taken off life support a few days later.

The Sinister Minister, Father James Mitchell, was the manager of a faction that BellaDonna was a member of. The wrestling legend has lost a lot of friends from the world of wrestling over the years due to early deaths.

“Belladonna took all of the bumps and finishes I weaseled my way out of,” Mitchell said after learning of her passing. “Say hello to the rest of the gang for me, my love.”

Who was BellaDonna in TNA Impact Wrestling?

The Disciples of the New Church were a faction that was managed by Mitchell. While Mitchell really rose to the top as the manager of Abyss, it was the Disciples that gave him his TNA Impact Wrestling star.

Mitchell managed the tag team that included Wolfie D (known as Slash) and former WWE superstar Brian Lee. Their valet was the young woman known as BellaDonna.

At the time, Rocksan Biggerstaff was 23 years old, still fresh to the wrestling business, and was not a wrestler but just a valet that accompanied the team to the ring and sometimes interfered on their behalf.

BellaDonna only wrestled in one match for TNA Impact Wrestling. In 2002, she teamed with the Disciples of the New Church in a handicap match against America’s Most Wanted (James Storm and Chris Harris).

According to Wolfie D, he loved what she added to the group and he said that she played her character well.

“Outside of the ring she was a sweetheart,” he added. “My condolences to her family.”

Shawn S. Lealos has been a freelance writer for 25 years, starting with magazines and newspapers before moving to the internet. He has been published... read more
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