11 Facts About Anthony Durante


Apart from tag team competition, Durante achieved success briefly as a singles competitor, challenging for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship on a few occasions while holding the ECW World Television Championship once.


Anthony Durante got his start in the World Wrestling Federation, competing as an enhancement talent under his real name.


Wolfe and Anthony Durante formed a tag team, initially called American Bulldogs and would later be renamed The Pitbulls and Mad Bull Busters.


Pitbulls would separate as Anthony Durante joined the Austrian promotion Catch Wrestling Association, where he debuted at the 1992 Euro Catch Festival in Graz under the ring name Mad Bull Buster.


Anthony Durante wrestled his last match in CWA on February 19,1994, competing against Ulf Herman in a street fight, which Anthony Durante lost via disqualification.


Anthony Durante made his televised debut in ECW as a villain at Hostile City Showdown by attacking The Tazmaniac after Tazmaniac defeated The Pitbull in a dog collar match.


At Hardcore Heaven, Anthony Durante lost the title to Chris Jericho after a distraction by Shane Douglas.


At Heat Wave, Anthony Durante faced Jericho, Douglas and 2 Cold Scorpio in a four-way dance for the title, which Douglas won after Francine turned on Pitbulls.


At Jersey All Pro Wrestling's Halloween Hell event on October 31,1997, Anthony Durante participated in a battle royal for the inaugural JAPW Heavyweight Championship.


Immediately after the match, Anthony Durante defeated Rules to win the title.


Anthony Durante died on September 25,2003, along with his girlfriend, Dianna Hulsey, both from a Fentanyl-induced overdose.