- "The guys that protect this joint, I didnt pay 'em this month and now they're gonna break my legs! please, I need help!"
- ―Tyler Rocca[src]
Tyler Rocca was a barber and the owner of Tyler's Top Cuts.
Opening his business in Hell's Kitchen following the mysterious disappearance of Tinker the Tailor, Rocca soon became the barber of choice for the local Cuneo family, who also expected a cut of his business. Frustrated but unable to act, Rocca tried to make the most of it.
Payment on demand
During the Five Families War, Rocca fell behind with his payments and became targeted by Ronnie Tosca's men. Desperate, he called on Aldo Trapani for help, offering the Cuneos cut in return for saving him. Trapani obliged, and Rocca began paying protection to him instead. Rocca was savvy enough to stay on the right side of the Corleones after this, and was wisely absent from his store on the day of Michael Rizzi's baptism, when Willie Cicci plotted the death of Carmine Cuneo from this location.
In 1955, he was ordered by Michael Corleone to arrange a massage for Moe Greene. However, during Rocca's massage Moe was assassinated by Trapani. Tyler claimed he didn't even knew Greene and promised to stay quiet which he did.