My real name is Anthony Rufo. I was born in Providence R.I.
on January 17th 1968.
I graduated top of my class in 1987 and went on to trade school were I learned
a trade in Auto repair. I have been an auto technician for over 12 years. I enjoy working on exotic, classic, and custom high
performance vehicles. My specialty is auto electronics stereos, and electronic gadgets for cars.
I was always active, and in my pre-teen days I played hockey and baseball.
As I grew I noticed that I had natural strength and agility so my parents signed me up for Pop Warner Football. At age 12,
I weighed 184 lbs and needed to drop 40 lbs to make weight. I began dieting and bicycle riding to get the weight off. Success!
I played football throughout my teenage years and in weighed 304 lbs my freshman year in high school (A.L.P. and Central High).
Lets just say that when I went to join the team, the Football Coach was grinning ear to ear when he saw me. Before the actual
season started I had dieted and trained hard to get in shape. I weighed 286 lbs. We didnt always win all of our games but
we played our hearts out, and I had a great respect for my self and other athletes.
Several years went by and I was still active. Every weekend I participated
in pickup games and playing flag football helped keep me active. I then began training again to get a tryout for a local semi
pro football team in my home state. I was a little older and my knees were slightly banged up, so the second thoughts of joining
took over and I retired the plans of playing football.
I began my wrestling career at age 25 I got into the sport after watching two
former classmates and good friends wrestling on a local public access channel late one Saturday night. It was Tiny The Terrible
VS Half Nelson. They slammed and beat each other to a pulp at the delight of a handful of fans in a huge rickety looking wrestling
ring. The show was put on by the New England wrestling Alliance.
I searched for them to speak about wrestling and the next night I accompanied them to an old warehouse where a makeshift ring
and a group of guys were practicing wrestling holds and taking falls. At first my egotistical side laughed as I hysterically
stepped out of the room, but the more competitive sportsman side of me told me to give a try. The next night I signed up at
the N.E.W.A. Office, and before I knew it I was in the ring learning to fall correctly (taking bumps). I WASNT LAUGHING THEN!
I worked hard on my wrestling skills and as fate would have it I had injured my knee about a month before their next show.
I wanted to be on that show so bad, but I could not train. I had worked so hard on my wrestling gimmick, and I had to be part
of the show one way or another. The night of the show I said to the promoter I dont know what to do in the ring. He said just
go in and kill everyone! I was labeled as a stiff. I knew that I needed to better
my wrestling skills and I wanted to be more serious about my wrestling career, I then joined Killer Kowalskis School
of Pro Wrestling. After a few months I left the school due to transportation problems
and my hectic work schedule. At the time I owned my own auto repair shop, and my dedication to wrestling was taking me away
from the shop, and my business was beginning to suffer. Needless to say I gave up the repair shop. I went back to wrestling
and after a year I was making my presence in different wrestling promotions. The rest is my story.
I would like to personally thank all those who have helped me in the wrestling business, all the promotions, workers,
and friends who supported me though the years. I wish great luck and success to all those who keep wrestling industry
Doug "Tiny the Terrible", Jason "Half Nelson", John "Gino Martino", Butch "The Super Star", Rocco, Randy,
Rob "Badboy Billy Black", Jose "Jose Perez" , Vinny, "Draven" Kyle, "Kyle Storm", Mike & Krys "The Biggs", Gary "Nature
Boy", Orlando "Travis Funk", Bert Centeno, and all the others who have helped me along the way. (R.I.P. Dave "Chief Foxx")