Tony Nese


Anthony Nese is an American professional wrestler signed with AEW. He is best known for his work in the independent circuit and WWE as Tony Nese. He is a former WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

  1. Professional Wrestling Career
  2. Championships and Accomplishments

Professional Wrestling Career

Independent Circuit (2005-2016)

In 2005, Nese began his wrestling career by performing on the independent circuit. He wrestled as Matt Maverick and later changed it to Maverick on the independent circuit. Nese wrestled for several promotions, such as Evolve, FWE, TNA, Pro Wrestling Syndicate, ROH, Dragon Gate USA, and Evolve.


WWE (2016-2021)

In 2016, Nese entered the CWC tournament. In September, he made his RAW debut and faced T.J. Perkins. Nese was an integral part of 205 Live and he was heavily featured. In 2018, he entered another tournament for the vacant Cruiserweight Championship. However, he lost to Drew Gulak in the first round.

Later, he aligned himself with Buddy Murphy and turned heel. He began winning matches and rose to prominence. In 2019, he began feuding with Buddy Murphy for the title. At WrestleMania 35, Nese defeated Murphy to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. At Stomping Grounds, Nese lost the title to Gulak. After his loss, Nese spent his time between RAW, NXT, and 205 Live before leaving the company.


AEW (2021-Present)

In October, Nese signed with AEW. A month later, he made his AEW debut by defeating Fuego Del Sol. In December, Nese faced the TNT Champion Sammy Guevara and lost. He was last seen facing Carlie Bravo.


Championships and Accomplishments

ChampionshipNumber of Times
Open the United Gate Championship1
FWE Tag Team Championship1
IWC Super Indy Championship1
NYWC Heavyweight Championship2
NYWC Tag Team Championship1
NYWC Interstate Championship1
NYWC Fusion Championship1
WWE Cruiserweight Championship1

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