|Birth name||Robert Anthony|
|Ring name(s)||Egotistico Fantastico
|Billed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Billed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
June 11, 1982 |
|Billed from||New Jersey|
|Trained by||Harley Race
|Debut||November 23, 2001|
Robert Anthony (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
Early career (2001-2006)
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)
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)
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.
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.
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. On October 20, 2012, he defeated Bradley and Bobby Lashley to win the RPW Heavyweight Championship. He would hold the title for 399 days, before losing it to Jocephus on November 23, 2013.
- Finishing moves
Championships and accomplishments
- 3X Wrestling
- Combat Zone Wrestling
- Mercury-1 Wrestling
- Mercury-1 Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- Pro Championship Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Resistance Pro Wrestling
- RPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- "OWOW profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
- "Egotistico Fantastico Bio at 3XW". 3xwrestling.com. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
- "Cagematch profile".
- "CZW's "It's Always Bloody in Philadelphia" Results". Combat Zone Wrestling. 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
- "Reisistance Pro Taken By Force results.".
- "CZW Bio". www.czwrestling.com. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
- "3XW Heavyweight Championship history". 3xwrestling.com. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
- "CZW Iron Man Championship history".
- "CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship history".
- "CZW World Heavyweight Championship history".
- "Best of the Best history".
- "NWA Midwest X Division Championship history". wrestling-titles.com.
- "PCW World Heavyweight Championship history". pcwwrestling.webmaxstudio.com. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2012". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
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