Anthony Bowens

Nov 19, 2020 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Anthony Bowens
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 205 lbs.
Date of Birth: December 18, 1990
Hometown: Nutley, New Jersey
Pro Debut: April 13, 2013
Trained By: Pat Buck & Dan Maff
Finishing Move: The End Complete

Biography

– Bowens was an accomplished baseball player in his youth, competing up to university level
– Bowens is openly gay
– In his early career, Bowens wrestled as ‘Anthony Vigilante’
– By the end of 2013, Bowens had abandoned the Anthony Vigilante moniker in favour of wrestling under his real name
– On April 24, 2014, Bowens defeated Marc Corino to win the IWF Junior Heavyweight Title
– On April 30, 2016, Bowens defeated Matt Macintosh to win the WrestlePro Title
– Bowens made an appearance on the December 21, 2016 episode of NXT, teaming with Jonathan Ortagun in a loss to The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar). Unfortunately, Bowens suffered a concussion during the match and would be out of action for two months
– On February 11, 2017, Bowens defeated Bobby Wayward to regain the WrestlePro Title
– On October 12, 2019, Bowens won the WrestlePro Dream 16 Tournament, defeating Matt Macintosh in the final
– On December 7, Bowens defeated Matt Macintosh, Leon St Giovanni & Bobby Wayward in a Ladder Match to win the WrestlePro Gold Title
– On January 30, 2020, Bowens defeated Bizarre to retain the WrestlePro Gold Title
– On February 8, Bowens defeated Matt Macintosh & Deonn Rusman to retain the WrestlePro Gold Title
– On August 22, Bowens defeated LSG to retain the WrestlePro Gold Title
– On September 13, Bowens fought TJ Crawford to a time-limit draw to retain the WrestlePro Gold Title
– Bowens debuted for AEW on September 25, teaming with Lee Johnson in a loss to Chaos Project (Luther & Serpentico) on Dark
– On October 21, Bowens returned to AEW Dark, teaming with Max Caster for the first time
– On November 3, Bowens & Caster signed with AEW
– On November 7, Bowens & Caster (now dubbed The Acclaimed) made their ‘official’ AEW debuts, defeating Justin Blax & Louis Valle on Dark

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