Tony DeVito

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Tony DeVito
Tony Devito.jpg
Birth name Anthony DeVito
Born (1972-01-20) January 20, 1972 (age 42)
Connecticut, USA
Resides New Windsor, New York, USA[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) DeVito
Macho Libre[2]
Tony DeVito[1]
Billed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Billed weight 245 lb (111 kg)[1]
Billed from Fordham Road, The Bronx
Trained by David Schultz[3]
Debut 1991[3]

Anthony "Tony" DeVito (born January 20, 1972) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation, Extreme Championship Wrestling and Ring of Honor.[1][2]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Early career (1991-1992)[edit]

DeVito was trained by David Schultz and debuted in 1991.

World Wrestling Federation (1992–1996)[edit]

In 1992, DeVito was signed by the World Wrestling Federation to a contract.[3] DeVito debuted for the WWF in 1992 and worked as an enhancement talent for the company, losing to the likes of Mr. Perfect, Bam Bam Bigelow, Doink the Clown and Phantasio. After leaving the company in 1996, he began working on the independent circuit.[3]

Extreme Championship Wrestling (2000–2001)[edit]

In 2000, DeVito joined Extreme Championship Wrestling as a part of a faction called "Da Baldies" with Angel, Vito Lograsso, P.N. News, Vic Grimes and Redd Dogg. The characteristics of Da Baldies were that of bald headed thugs.[3] DeVito and Angel feuded with Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten and then New Jack.[3] At Guilty as Charged, Da Baldies were "hired" to attack the team of Christian York and Joey Matthews, as well as Justin Credible and Steve Corino.[3] After ECW declared bankruptcy in April 2001, DeVito began wrestling on the independent circuit again, most prominently for Ring of Honor.

Ring of Honor (2002–2005)[edit]

Main article: The Carnage Crew

On April 27, 2002, DeVito formed a tag team with his long time friend Loc known as "The Carnage Crew". The Carnage Crew was later expanded to include Masada, and then again to include Justin Credible. Credible left ROH in 2004, while Masada became a villain by betraying DeVito and Loc on May 22, 2004.

DeVito and Loc feuded with Special K, then with Dan Maff and B.J. Whitmer. After Maff left ROH, they began feuding with Whitmer and his new partner, Jimmy Jacobs. The Carnage Crew defeated Whitmer and Jacobs for the Tag Team Championship on July 9, 2005, but lost it back to Whitmer and Jacobs on July 23.[4]

World Wrestling Entertainment (2006)[edit]

DeVito made two appearances with World Wrestling Entertainment (formerly the World Wrestling Federation) in mid-2006. On the June 20, 2006 episode of ECW on Sci Fi, DeVito appeared as Macho Libre (a reference to Jack Black's titular character from the film Nacho Libre), losing to The Sandman in a squash match. On the July 4 episode of ECW on Sci Fi, DeVito reappeared as a faux preacher who verbally rallied against ECW until being attacked and chased from ringside by The Sandman.[5]

Independent circuit (2005–present)[edit]

DeVito left Ring of Honor in June 2005 and went into semi-retirement, making occasional appearances on the independent circuit.[1]

Personal life[edit]

DeVito is married with two children and they live together in Upstate New York.[3][1]

In wrestling[edit]

  • Wrestlers trained by DeVito

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Eastern States Wrestling
    • ESW Light Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Massachusetts Wrestling Association
    • MWA Tag Team Championship (1 time, first) - with Nick Barberi[8]
  • Millennium Wrestling Association
  • MWA Hardcore Championship (1 time)
  • NEWF
    • NEWF Television Championship (1 time)
  • New Breed Wrestling
    • NBW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Big Guido
    • NBW Television Championship (1 time)
    • NBW United States Championship (1 time)
  • Renegade Wrestling Federation
    • RWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Witt, Kevin (July 27, 2006). "'Spring Slam' homecoming for New Windsor's DeVito". Times Herald-Record. Local Media Group. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Cooper, Brian (August 27, 2006). "Dr. Keith radio show recap for August 25". F4WOnline.com. Wrestling Observer. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Kapur, Bob (January 23, 2001). "Devito more than just a Baldie: ECW 'badass' looking for more work". Canoe.ca. Québecor Média. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Ring Of Honor Tag Team Championship". Ring of Honor. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  5. ^ Hood, Jonathan (September 29, 2006). "ECW is Extremely Crappy Wrestling". ESPN. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Woodward, Buck (July 16, 2007). "This day in history: Bruiser Brody is killed, Terry Gordy passes away". PWInsider.com. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ Oliver, Greg (February 27, 2013). "Bobby Fish mixes MMA into his wrestling". Canoe.ca. Québecor Média. Retrieved August 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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