Dante Martin

Nov 24, 2020 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real Name: Dante Martin
Weight: 187 lbs.
Date of Birth: 2002
Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota
Pro Debut: 2016
Trained By: The Academy SOPW
Finishing Move: Rapture


– Dante is the real life brother of fellow wrestler Darius Martin
– In his debut match, Dante (as El Angel Caido) lost to Darius (as Air Wolf) at an IWI event in St Paul, Minnesota
– By June 2017, the brothers were tagging together as Lucha Extreme
– In early September 2017, Dante began working as Angel Dorado
– On September 16, Lucha Extreme defeated The Yolo Brothers (Patrick McDaniel & Kamikaze Klecker) to win the IWI Tag Team Titles
– On August 22, 2018, Angel Dorado defeated ZERO1 USA Junior Heavyweight Champion Jake Parnell by DQ
– On September 7, Angel Dorado fought PWB Breakout Champion Rylie Jackson to a time-limit draw
– On March 16, 2019, Angel Dorado defeated GPA, Garrison Creed & Tony Nas to win the vacant AWF Television Title, but would lose it to Petey Brown in his first defense a week later
– On June 1, Angel Dorado defeated JDX to win the AWF Title
– On June 16, Angel Dorado defeated Danny Duggan to retain the AWF Title
– On June 22, Angel Dorado defeated Brandon Gore to retain the AWF Title
– On June 29, Angel Dorado defeated Bryce Benjamin & Fuego Del Sol in a Triple Threat Match to retain the AWF Title
– On July 13, Angel Dorado defeated Rylie Jackson to win the PWB Breakout Title
– On September 7, Angel Dorado fought Levy Cruise to a no-contest to retain the PWB Breakout Title
– On October 11, Angel Dorado defeated Air Wolf in a No Ring No Rules Match to win the CWE Canadian Unified Junior Heavyweight Title
– On October 18, Angel Dorado defeated Rylie Jackson, Levy Cruise & JDX in a Cage Match to retain the PWB Breakout Title
– On November 6, Angel Dorado defeated Juventud Guerrera to retain the CWE Canadian Unified Junior Heavyweight Title
– On October 1, 2020, the Martin brothers wrestled as Top Flight for the first time, teaming with Gringo Loco to defeat Trey Miguel, Ace Perry & Stephen Wolf
– On October 10, Top Flight defeated Allie Kat & Dan The Dad and Gaytanic Panic (Effy & Danhausen) in a 3-Way Match to win the vacant United Glory Title
– On October 21, Top Flight made their AEW debuts, losing to The Dark Order (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson) on Dark
– Top Flight made their Dynamite debuts on November 18, 2020, losing to The Young Bucks (Nick & Matt Jackson). The duo would officially sign with AEW later that week
– Darius Martin suffered an ACL injury in February 2021, forcing Dante to go solo
– In October 2021, Martin aligned himself with Lio Rush
– In November 2021, Martin seemingly signed up with Team Taz in AEW, but would turn on the group weeks later, having used them to earn a shot against MJF for the Dynamite Diamond Ring
– On the Final Battle 2022 pre-show, Top Flight (Dante & Darius Martin) defeated The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Mike Benett)
– At Holiday Bash 2022, Top Flight & AR Fox won an 8-trios battle royal
– Martin suffered a severe leg and ankle injury in a match at Supercard of Honor 2023 and would be out for much of the remaining year

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