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"The Ego" Robert Anthony was one of the first independent wrestlers I really noticed. To this day, he remains one of my favorites.
I had the pleasure of watching him up close during his time with Resistance Pro Wrestling. Ego is the total package. He is technically sound in the ring and he is excellent on the mic.
Last week, Ego had a match with longtime friend and current All Elite Wrestling champ Jon Moxley on AEW's Dark show. Later, Ego went on twitter to demand a match with Brian Cage, another challenger for Moxley's title. AEW officials granted that request and Ego will wrestle Cage tomorrow on Dark.
If you follow Ego on social media (and you should), you will see how much this whole experience has met to him. Ego has wrestled on the big stage before, but these are high profile matches with his buddies in the #2 wrestling company in the U.S.
I'm really happy for Ego. He has worked hard his whole career. I don't think I am breakling kayfabe to state he is a father of two and a teacher and he is seemingly great at both roles.
His old buddy Moxley is having a solid run as AEW's champ, after several years of success in the WWE. He was one of the first biggest names to leave the WWE for AEW. His connection with Ego goes way back 10+ years to their days in a Chicago fed.
I am proud to have witnessed many awesome Ego matches. I ranked him as the all-time face of RPro. I have enjoyed watching his matches in AEW and I am looking forward to seeing him wrestle Cage.
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Robert Anthony and Jon Moxley in Chicago, IL-March 2020.