Over the years, I have seen hundreds of wrestlers on the independent scene. Robert "The Ego" Anthony stood out from the first time I saw him and he continues to be one of my favorites.
I have had the pleasure of watching him up close, during his time in Resistance Pro Wrestling. I still think he was the best champ in their history and he certainly deserves a spot on their Mt. Rushmore (as I have previously discussed).
Ego has it all. He is a pro inside and outside of the ring. I have always said he should be in the WWE.
Actually, he did spend time in the WWE developmental system. I think it has been more Ego
s decision not to be there now, but that's just my guess.
A couple weeks ago, while WWE Raw was live in Chicago, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw Ego enter the ring. It was more an entertainment segment than actual match, but I was happy for Ego, especially since it is his hometown and also since his young son got to see him on television.
Ego has some detractors for various reasons, but I can't say a bad thing about him. He always treated me well. He even went above and beyond to talk to a friend's young son during a rough time for the kid. I will always appreciate him for that.
I don't know if this will be Ego's last time in the big spotlight. I do hope to see him more on the indty scene in Chicago. I know if Ego is on the card, I will be treated to one great match.
Thank you, Ego, for years of entertainment and for helping a teen in need. Congrats on another oment on the big stage!
Robert Anthony (in mask and red and blue tights) in Chicago, IL-October 2018.