Tony Gunn

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Tony Gunn
Birth nameAnthony Gunn
Born (1983-04-11) April 11, 1983 (age 39)
Rector, Arkansas, United States[1]
ResidenceLouisville, Kentucky
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Masked Marauder
Tony Gunn
Billed height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Billed weight210 lb (95 kg)[2]
Debut2007

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Anthony Gunn, better known by his ring name Tony Gunn is an American professional wrestler currently working for the American professional wrestling promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling.[3]

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Independent Circuit (2007–present)[edit]

Gunn made sporadic appearances for the National Wrestling Alliance when the promotion hosted shows to promote Mountain State Wrestling in 2012. He worked under the name of The Masked Marauder being part of teams which feuded with Puppy Love (Bobby Brown and Buddy Love).[4] He wrestled for Renegade Wrestling alliance where he is a former RWA Regional Pennsylvania Champion, title which he won at RWA Uprising - 10th Anniversary Show on February 23, 2019 after defeating J-Rocc and Shane Andrews in a three-way match.[5]

Ohio Valley Wrestling (2011–present)[edit]

Gunn made his professional wrestling debut in the Mid-States Wrestling (MSW) promotion of Harrison, Arkansas in a losing effort to Kenny Campbell at a house show on March 31, 2007.[6] After a 4-year hiatus, he debuted in Ohio Valley Wrestling on OVW TV #611 of May 4, 2011 in a dark match, teaming up with Randy Terrez to defeat the team of Lennox Lightfoot and Mitch Johnson.[7] He won his first professional wrestling title, the OVW Television Championship on July 25, 2012 at OVW TV #675 after defeating Mohammad Ali Vaez who got attacked by Rob Terry by count-out.[8] He wrestled as a part of The Next Level stable in which he took part alongside Devin Driscoll and Mitch Huff.[9] Gunn defeated Big John and Justin Smooth to win the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship by teaming up with Driscoll at OVW TV #910 on January 25, 2017.[10] He won the OVW Heavyweight Championship for the first time from Abyss at OVW TV #1016 on January 30, 2019.[11]

On April 6, 2021, Gunn teamed with OVW National Heavyweight Champion Jessie Godderz defeating The Tate Twins to win the OVW Tag Team Championships.[12]

Impact Wrestling (2019–2020)[edit]

Gunn is also known for his brief tenure with Impact Wrestling by the time the promotion had several cross-overs with OVW. He debuted at Impact One Night Only on March 2, 2019 (aired March 9) where he successfully defended the OVW Heavyweight Championship against Sami Callihan.[13] He also made an appearance representing Border City Wrestling in another Impact crossover pay-per-view, BCW Motown Showdown on December 8, 2019 where he teamed up with King's Ransom (Leonis Khan and Maximus Khan) to defeat Clayton Gainz, Jackson Stone and Tyler Tirva in a six-man tag team match.[14] Gunn made his last appearance for Impact at Impact Wrestling/OVW Outbreak on February 21, 2020 in a losing effort to Trey Miguel.[15]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • Ohio Valley Wrestling
    • OVW Heavyweight Championship (2 times)[16]
    • OVW Television Championship (3 times)[17]
    • OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (2 times)[18] – with Devin Driscoll (1) and Jessie Godderz (1)
    • Nightmare Rumble (2019)[19]
    • Twenty-third OVW Triple Crown Champion
  • Renegade Wrestling Alliance
    • RWA Pennsylvania Regional Championship (1 time, current)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Ranked No. 455 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2019[20]

References[edit]

  1. Saalbach, Axel. "WRESTLINGDATA-TONY GUNN". wrestlingdata.com (in English and Deutsch). Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  2. Kreikenbohm, Philip. "Tony Gunn, Overview, Personal Data". cagematch.de (in Deutsch). Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  3. "Tony Gunn - Profile & Match Listing". profightdb.com. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  4. Cal, Jay (March 1, 2012). "NWA MSW: Road To Freedom May 19th". alliance-wrestling.com/. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  5. Sorg, Michael (February 23, 2019). "RWA Fury 2019". indywrestling.us. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  6. Kreikenbohm, Philip (March 31, 2007). "MSW Event". cagematch.de (in Deutsch). Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  7. "OVW TV Taping #611/Matches". profightdb.com. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  8. wikipedia.org. "OVW Television Championship"./OVW Television Championship Title History/Reign66/Tony Gunn (1)/wikipedia.org/25-07-2012
  9. LeBlanc, M.A. (October 31, 2018). "January 14, 2017–OVW TV (Taped): Big Smooth (Big Jon and Justin Smooth) defeated Team Next Level (Devin Driscoll and Mitch Huff) to retain the Southern tag team titles". onlineworldofwrestling.com. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  10. "OVW TV Taping #910/Matches". profightdb.com. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  11. LeBlanc, M.A. (January 30, 2019). "Tony Gunn defeated Abyss to win the heavyweight title". Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  12. "OVW TV: Episode #1130".
  13. "IMPACT! One Night Only: Clash in the Bluegrass". impactwrestling.com. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  14. Vaude Influence (December 14, 2019). "BCW Motown Showdown 2019 Results Including Appearances Of Impact Wrestling Stars". wrestlecorp.com. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  15. "IMPACT Wrestling & OVW: Outbreak/ Twitch Specials". impactwrestling.com. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  16. "Ohio Valley Wrestling Heavyweight Title (Kentucky)". wrestling-titles.com. January 9, 2021. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  17. "Ohio Valley Wrestling Television Title (Kentucky)". wrestling-titles.com. October 22, 2019. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  18. "OVW Southern Tag Team Title (Kentucky)". wrestling-titles.com. February 6, 2021. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
  19. "OVW Nightmare Rumble 2019".
  20. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2019". profightdb.com. Retrieved March 5, 2021.


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