Anthony Bennett is an American professional wrestler. He gained national exposure as a participant of the 2016 WWE Cruiserweight Classic after the WWE Cruiserweight Championship was reinstated. On the independent circuit he is known for his work with Monster Factory Pro Wrestling, where he is a former MFPW Heavyweight Champion and former MFPW SuperSonic Champion; and his current work with Combat Zone Wrestling.
Monster Factory Pro Wrestling (2013-2016)
Bennett made his debut in Monster Factory Pro Wrestling in Paulson, New Jersey where he also trained. He debuted in November 2012. His first official match was on January 26, 2013 where he was defeated by Tommy Maclin. He won his first championship on March 9, when he won a battle royal to capture the vacant MFPW Heavyweight Championship. He retained the title for two months before losing it to QT Marshall on May 12, 2013. While in MFPW, he was part of a tag team known as American Pride with Major McClendon. On January 25, 2014, Bennett & Major McClendon challenged for the No. 1 Contendership to the MFPW Tag Team titles but were defeated by The 4Gotten One (Mike Reed & Ryan Rush). During 2015, Bennett was the MFPW SuperSonic Champion, holding the title from February 14 until October 10, when he lost a fatal four-way match won by WAR. He later won the title back from WAR on November 8 at MFPW Turkey Slam 2015. On January 9, 2016, Bennett team with Nick Westgate to join the 2016 MFPW MF Cup Tournament in which they won by the conclusion of the event. During the course of his 2016 MFPW run, he participated in matches for the MFPW SuperSonic and Heavyweight titles but was unsuccessful in winning either championship.
Bennett participated in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic on June 23, where he was eliminated by Tony Nese during the first round.
Other Promotions (2013, 2016-present)
During his rookie year, Bennett wrestled for Right Coast Pro on September 14, winning a six-man tag team match with Alvin Alvarez and Chris Steeler against JR Ryder, Nicholas Sohlo & Pedro Duro. On November 19, 2016, Bennett wrestled for Fusion Wrestling, teaming with Cody Vance in a tag match won by Aden Chambers & Brandon Day. On February 4, 2017, Bennett was booked in two matches for 302 Pro Wrestling, debuting at 302 Bashiversary where he was defeated by Big Sean Studd. The next month on March 4 at 302 Elimination Wars, Bennett defeated an unknown wrestler simply known as Jeremiah. On February 18, 2017, Bennett wrestled at Pennsylvania Premiere Wrestling's PPW Shattered event where he and Mike Orlando defeated Abyss & Lance Anoai in a tag team match. On April 22, 2017, Bennett wrestled with Curt Stallion, Joey Janela & Mike Orlando as Team Tier 1 in an eight-man tag team elimination match won by Team BCP (Brute VanSlyke, Craven Varro, Jordynne Grace & Sean Carr). Seven days later on April 29, Bennett appeared in East Coast Wrestling Association's ECWA 21st Annual Super 8 Tournament where he was eliminated in the 21th Annual Super 8 Tournament Quarter Final by Lio Rush.
Combat Zone Wrestling (2017-present)
Bennett debut on February 22 at CZW Dojo Wars #115, where he defeated Clutch Adams. On March 29, at CZW Dojo Wars #120, Bennett was part of a 13-Man Battle Royal won by Josh Adams. During the course of his time in the Dojo Wars, Bennett held a 5-6 win-loss record from February 22 to May 3.
- Finishing and signature moves
- Teams and stables
- Entrance Music
- "The Hightop Fading Hip-Hop Parading"
Championships and accomplishments
- MFPW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- MFPW SuperSonic Championship (2 times)
- 2016 MFPW MF Cup Winner