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.
- Professional Wrestling Career
- 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.
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.
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
|Championship||Number of Times|
|Open the United Gate Championship||1|
|FWE Tag Team Championship||1|
|IWC Super Indy Championship||1|
|NYWC Heavyweight Championship||2|
|NYWC Tag Team Championship||1|
|NYWC Interstate Championship||1|
|NYWC Fusion Championship||1|
|WWE Cruiserweight Championship||1|