Anthony F. "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.[2][1]

Tony DeVito
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DeVito in July 2005.
Birth nameAnthony F. DeVito
Born (1972-01-20) January 20, 1972 (age 47)
Connecticut, US
ResidenceDaytona Beach, Florida, US[1]
Children2
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)DeVito
Bobby DeVito
Macho Libre[2]
Tony DeVito[1]
Billed height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Billed weight245 lb (111 kg)[1]
Billed fromFordham Road, The Bronx
Trained byDavid Schultz[3]
Debut1991[3]

Professional wrestling careerEdit

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

On April 27, 2002, DeVito formed a tag team with his longtime 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 to Whitmer and Jacobs on July 23.[4]

Return to WWE (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 parody reference to both Jack Black's titular character from the film Nacho Libre and "Macho Man" Randy Savage), 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 lifeEdit

DeVito is married with two children and they live together in New Windsor, New York.[1][3] He has also trained many wrestlers throughout the years. On November 15, 2016, DeVito opened his own wrestling school.[6]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

  • MWA Hardcore Championship (1 time)

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2010-04-05.
  5. ^ Hood, Jonathan (September 29, 2006). "ECW is Extremely Crappy Wrestling". ESPN. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.pwinsider.com/ViewArticle.php?id=106014
  7. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.

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