We’re sad to report former TNA Knockout, BellaDonna, passed away yesterday. The wrestler and valet, whose real name was Rocksan Biggerstaff, was 40 years old. She was known best for her time with TNA, now Impact Wrestling, as a valet for the Disciples of the New Church. Her stablemate, Slash, also known as Wolfie D during her time with WWE, broke the news to express his condolences on his Facebook page.
“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. I loved what she added to the group…she played her character well. Outside of the ring she was a sweetheart. My condolences to her family.”
BellaDonna was only with TNA for a few months, and her first and only match was at NWA Total Nonstop Action pay-per-view #24. The event took place on Dec. 4, 2002 at the Nashville Auditorium in her hometown, Nashville, Tennessee. Nevertheless, hardcore Impact Wrestling fans, who followed the promotion during the early days, will remember the Disciples of the New Church. The stable boasted a roster full of notable names, who wrestled for WCW, ECW, or WWE, including: famed manager James Mitchell, Shane Douglas, Malice, Mike Awesome, and Vampiro.
Biggerstaff’s sister, Allyson Biggerstaff Riley, has started a GoFundMe to raise funds to support funeral expenses for BellaDonna.
“I am raising money to help pay for my sisters funeral expenses as there was no life insurance policy to take of this,” Riley says on the GoFundMe page. “It has been a very unfortunate experience for all of us. She will be dearly missed and anything at this point will help us.”
Readers can contribute by visiting the GoFundPage here.
The cause of death is currently unclear, but we here at Diva Dirt would like to extend our condolences. Our thoughts are with BellaDonna’s family and friends during this difficult time.