Angelo Mosca Net Worth 2021, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Cause of Death

Angelo Mosca net worth

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Introduction

Angelo Mosca was an American player in the Canadian Football League, and a professional wrestler. He was also known by the wrestling nicknames King Kong Mosca and The Mighty Hercules. Mosca had a son, Angelo Jr., who also wrestled. He was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1987, the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame in 2012, and the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

Early life

NameAngelo Mosca
Net Worth$5 million
ProfessionFootball player, Wrestler
Height1.83m
Age84 years
Angelo Mosca net worth 2021

Angelo Mosca was born on February 13, 1937 (age 84 years) in Waltham, Massachusetts, United States. He has lived in and around Hamilton for many years and lived in St. Catharines, Ontario. Mosca attended the University of Notre Dame and was drafted by the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 1959 in the 30th round (350th overall). He had already decided to play in the CFL, in 1958 for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

He was traded to the Ottawa Rough Riders for Hardiman Cureton on August 15, 1960, and played for the Rough Riders in 1960 and 1961 before joining the Montreal Alouettes in 1962 for 5 games. He played his remaining years, 1962 to 1972 in Hamilton. He was a five-time all-star.

He played in nine Grey Cup games, more than any other player in CFL history, tied with his teammate John Barrow. Mosca’s teams won five Grey Cup games, one with the Ottawa Rough Riders and four with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He is infamous for the 51st Grey Cup game out-of-bounds and late hit on B.C. Lions star running back Willie Fleming. With Fleming out of the game, the Tiger-Cats went on to win the Grey Cup and Mosca’s reputation as being the meanest CFL player grew. It was a reputation he later promoted as the notorious professional wrestler “King Kong” Mosca.

On August 25, 2015, the Tiger-Cats announced that they would retire Mosca’s jersey number 68. This is only the second jersey number the club has retired, the other being Hall of Fame quarterback Bernie Faloney’s number 10.

Wrestling career

Angelo Mosca was brought into wrestling by Montreal promoter Eddie Quinn. He began wrestling in the off-season and became a full-time wrestler after his retirement from football. He wrestled all across North America, always at or near the top of the card, and almost always as a heel, even in Toronto until the late 1970s, then he became a face, and in the early 1980s, the lead face. He often used a sleeper as his finisher in later years.

In 1981 in the World Wrestling Federation, Mosca wrestled as (often – in a reversal of his character in Canada) as the promotion’s most hated heel due to his brutal style. He became a top challenger to WWF Champion Bob Backlund’s World Championship but was not successful in winning the belt.

He also engaged in a feud with Pat Patterson, a part-time wrestler who also did colour commentary on the WWF’s syndicated programs, after Mosca attacked Patterson at a television taping with a water pitcher; Patterson had grown disgusted with Mosca’s rulebreaking tactics and, setting off the attack, publicly thanked a referee for disqualifying Mosca for refusing to pin his jobber opponent.

Mosca was the colour commentator and wrestled for the WWF TV tapings in Ontario from August 1984 until January 1985. After being fired by the WWF, Mosca promoted the NWA in Ontario in 1985-87. He and Milt Avruskin hosted a TV show featuring compilations of NWA matches. Mosca organized an NWA card in Hamilton in February 1986 called “Moscamania” that drew an excellent house of 12,000 but the follow-up a year later drew only 3,200. He retired from wrestling in 1986.

He authored a book with Steve Milton called Tell Me To My Face, published by Lulu Canada Inc. The book was released in September 2011.

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In 2011, Mosca got into a fight with former B.C. Lions quarterback Joe Kapp at a CFL alumni luncheon regarding a controversial hit Mosca had made in the 1963 Grey Cup game, where Mosca ended up hitting Kapp on the head with his cane. The video of the fight went viral, receiving over 647,000 views on YouTube and mentions on ESPN’s Monday Night Football and on Fox TV’s The O’Reilly Factor.

Angelo Mosca auctioned off the cane he used against Kapp at the following year’s alumni luncheon for $7700, with the money going towards the alumni association’s “dire straits” fund for struggling former players. He appeared on several Canadian TV commercials in the 1970s and 1980s. Mosca still made PR appearances for the league and the Ticats and for other businesses.

His number 68 football jersey was retired by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats football club on August 27, 2015, at a ceremony at Tim Horton Field in Hamilton.

In July 2016, Mosca was named part of a class-action lawsuit filed against WWE which alleged that wrestlers incurred traumatic brain injuries during their tenure and that the company concealed the risks of injury. The suit is litigated by attorney Konstantine Kyros, who has been involved in a number of other lawsuits against WWE. US District Judge Vanessa Lynne Bryant dismissed the lawsuit in September 2018.

Cause of death

Angelo Mosca revealed in February 2015 that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s shortly after his 78th birthday in 2015. The Ticats legend Mosca died at 84 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. But Angelo Mosca will forever be remembered for the controversial hit that knocked tailback Willie Fleming out of the ’63 CFL title game, and subsequent fight with Joe Kapp, Fleming’s teammate, more than 40 years later. His wife Helen Mosca announced his death in a Facebook post.

Wife

Angelo Mosca was married to his longtime girlfriend Helen, they had their wedding in 1998. His ex-wife Helen is a real estate agent. He first met his wife in 1996 at a Ticats game; they married in 1998. He had been divorced once and widowed prior. The then couple have two children Angelo Jr and Jolene Mosca. Their son, Angelo Mosca Jr., had a brief but successful wrestling career.

Angelo Mosca net worth

How much is Angelo Mosca worth? Angelo Mosca net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income was from his wrestling and football career. Mosca successful career earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. He was one of the influential people in Massachusetts. He was a five-time Grey Cup champion and member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.