Egotistico Fantastico

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Egotistico Fantastico
Robert Anthony Pro Wrestler.jpg
Birth name Robert Anthony
Born (1982-06-11) June 11, 1982 (age 32)[1]
Romeoville, Illinois
Resides Chicago, Illinois[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Egotistico Fantastico[1]
Ego Fantastico
Ravishing Roberta[1]
Robert Anthony[1]
Billed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[3]
Billed weight 210 lb (95 kg)[3]
Billed from New Jersey[3]
Trained by Harley Race[2]
John Burke[1]
Sonny Rogers[1]
Debut November 23, 2001[1]

Robert Anthony[1] (born June 11, 1982) is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Egotistico Fantastico. He currently performs for various independent promotions, most notably Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW) where he is a former CZW World Heavyweight Champion, as well as a former World Junior Heavyweight Champion. He is also a one time CZW Iron Man Champion, and was the last person to hold the championship.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career (2001–2006)[edit]

Anthony debuted in 2001 under the ring name Egotistico Fantastico, a luchador gimmick, and began competing for Pro Championship Wrestling. While in PCW, he captured the promotion's Heavyweight Championship. He would also take the gimmick to various promotions, most notably Ring of Honor, ROH's sister promotion Full Impact Pro, and Combat Zone Wrestling.

World Wrestling Entertainment (2006–2008)[edit]

In November 2006, Anthony was signed to a developmental contract by World Wrestling Entertainment before being assigned to the developmental territory Deep South Wrestling. While in DSW, he began competing under his real name instead of the Egotistico Fantastico gimmick. When DSW was shut down, Anthony was transferred over to Florida Championship Wrestling, where he continued to train until he was released from his developmental contract in February 2008.

Return to the independent circuit (2008–present)[edit]

Anthony as Egotistico Fantastico.

Following his release from WWE, Anthony returned to wrestling in the independent circuit for promotions such as All American Wrestling, Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South and Combat Zone Wrestling. As Egotistico Fantastico, he made his debut for IWA-MS in April soon became a mainstay for the promotion after a series of high profile matches during the Ted Petty Invitational in 2008. Later on in 2008, Egotistico Fantastico joined CZW. In June 2009 he won CZW's the Best Of The Best 9 tournament. On October 9, 2010, Anthony returned to CZW unmasked, using the ring name "The Ego" Robert Anthony.[4]

On December 2010 he became number one contender for a major title for the first time in his career: the CZW World Heavyweight Championship, by winning a match at CZW Cage of Death XII. On February 13, 2011 at CZW Twelve: The Twelfth Anniversary Event, he defeated Jon Moxley for the CZW World Heavyweight title. Anthony lost the title on April 9, 2011 to Devon Moore.

Resistance Pro[edit]

He is currently wrestling in Resistance Pro. He wrestled for months before getting a number one contenders match against Jay Bradley at Taken By Force on June 15th, 2012, and also appeared at the previous four Resistance Pro events.[5] On October 20, 2012, he defeated Bradley and Bobby Lashley to win the RPW Heavyweight Championship.[6] He would hold the title for 399 days, before losing it to Jocephus on November 23, 2013.[7] On May 16, 2014, Anthony and Jocephus defeated Da Soul Touchaz (Acid Jaz & Willie Richardson) for the RPW Tag Team Championship. [8]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Anthony with the RPW Heavyweight Championship belt in February 2013.
  • 3X Wrestling
    • 3XW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[3][10]
    • Gauntlet for the Gold (2006)[3]
    • Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (2005)[3]
  • Mercury-1 Wrestling
    • Mercury-1 Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[1]
  • Pro Championship Wrestling
    • PCW Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)[3]
    • PCW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[16]
  • Resistance Pro Wrestling
    • RPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • RPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jocephus

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