WWE Tony Nese’s Net worth, Age, Wife, Kids, Height and Religion

Tony Nese

How much is WWE Superstar Tony Nese’s net worth? The former Cruiserweight Champion has an estimated net worth of US$789,000. He has been performing on both 205 Live and NXT brands. Before WWE, he has wrestled for various promotions like New York Wrestling Connection promotion and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He has been in the profession for more than 15 years.

Birth name

He was born Anthony Nese.

When was he born? (Date of birth)

August 6, 1985


Ridge, New York, the United States


Considering his date of birth, Nese is 36 years old as of 2021.

How tall is Anthony Nese?

The New York wrestler stands at a tall height of 5 feet and 9 inches or 175 cm.


His billed weight is recorded as 89 kilograms or 196 pounds. He is always known for his outstanding fitness and majestic muscular body. He has always been maintaining his weight as per his height and strictly follows a healthy lifestyle. Many people notice him for his wondering 8 abs.

Is Tony Nese married?

Tony Nese is a married man. His wife’s name is Liz Nese. The beautiful pair became blessed with a daughter as their first child and they welcome their second child as a son named Eric Nese on November 21, 2019. WWE congratulated them and also revealed that their son weighs 9 lbs during his birth.

Tony Nese with his wife




Early career

On September 23, 2005, he made his wrestling debut by participating a #1 contender’s battle royal match for the New York Wrestling Connection promotion. The following next month, he used ring name Matt Maverick remarking his in-ring debut on November 11, 2005 but lost to Spyder. On December 17, 2005, he marked his first win against Spyder and Amazing Red in a triple threat match. Later he shortened his ring name to “Maverick”. He went to participate in the 2008 ECWA Super 8 Tournament where he reached the semi-finals by defeating Rob Eckos. He started getting popular after competing for Ring of Honor (ROH) in various dark matches in 2009.

TNA career

On the July 7, 2011, episode of Impact Wrestling, he made his debut for Total Nonstop Action (TNA) participating in the X Division Showcase tournament. He lost in a three-way match against Jack Evans also involving Jesse Sorensen. It was officially revealed that he signed with TNA on August 18, 2011. The same night, he participated gauntlet match to determine the #1 contender to the X-Division Championship but got eliminated early. He marked a win against Ion in the second round of the series on the December 22 edition of Impact Wrestling. However, he lost in a Contract on a Pole match in the final round.

He also participated in the fatal-four-way match including Zema Ion, Austin Aries and Kid Kash on the March 22, 2012, episode of Impact Wrestling. The match ended with no contest and this appearance was his final match for the promotion as TNA released him on May 17, 2012. Following his departure from TNA, he returned to the independent wrestling circuit by appearing for the New York Wrestling Connection promotion. This time, he used his real name to fight and was able to be named as the first PWS Tri-State champion.

He started a feud with Matt Hardy whom he defeated for the Tri-State title. However, he lost the title in a triple threat match to Star Man on November 9, 2012. He became victorious against Alex Reynolds and Petey Williams at House of Hardcore 3 on November 9, 2013. He also became the winner of the Family Wrestling Entertainment’s Openweight Grand Prix on December 8, 2013.

WWE career

He defeated Drew Gulak, Lince Dorado, T.J. Perkins and Johnny Gargano on June 11, 2016, making him qualify for WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic tournament. In the first round of the tournament, he defeated Anthony Bennett. However, he was later eliminated by Brian Kendrick. He appeared into the limelight after making his main roster debut on the September 26 episode of Raw where he lost to Cruiserweight Champion T.J. Perkins.

Tony Nese Image

His first win in the main roster was recorded on the October 3 episode of Raw where he defeated Rich Swann. He teamed with Ariya Daivari and Drew Gulak to face Cedric Alexander, Sin Cara and Lince Dorado but were defeated. They also participated in the Survivor Series pre-show in a losing effort against Noam Dar, T.J. Perkins and Rich Swann. He started wrestling for 205 Live and Main Event in early 2017 and faced wrestlers like Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik and Mustafa Ali.

He was attacked by The Zo Train on the December 12 episode of 205 Live and upon his return, he defeated Akira Tozawa. He participated Cruiserweight Championship tournament where he lost to Drew Gulak in the first round. He also lost to Mark Andrews on the March 27 episode of 205 Live.

He eliminated Hornswoggle at the Greatest Royal Rumble that took place at the King Abdullah Sports City’s King Abdullah International Stadium on April 27, 2018. However, he was eliminated by Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston.

He started aligning with Buddy Murphy and started a feud with Lucha House Party (Kalisto, Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado). He became victorious against Cedric Alexander on the October 10 episode of 205 Live. He also won a fatal five-way match on the October 17 episode of 205 Live involving Lio Rush, Gran Metalik and Alexander. He lost to Mustafa Ali on the October 31 episode of 205 Live making him unable to become the number one contender’s match for the Cruiserweight Championship.

He became suspended for an indefinite time for attacking Noam Dar in the parking lot on the January 29, 2019 episode of 205 Live. He defeated Dar upon his return on the February 12 episode of 205 Live in a well-received No Disqualification match. He participated tournament for determining the number one contender for the Cruiserweight Championship where he defeated Kalisto, Drew Gulak and Cedric Alexander in the first round, semi-finals and finals respectively. The win made him turn the number one contender for the Cruiserweight Championship against his ally Buddy Murphy and the duo faced during the pre-show of WrestleMania 35 for the title. Nese became the winner making him earn the Cruiserweight Championship. He was successful in the rematch against Murphy and also retained his title by defeating Ariya Daivari at Money in the Bank. He lost the title on June 23 to Drew Gulak in a triple threat match.

Tony Nese with Buddy Murphy

He lost to Mike Kanellis on the September 3 episode of 205 Live after which he attacked Oney Lorcan backstage. He joined forces with Drew Gulak for attacking Lince Dorado and Humberto Carrillo. Later, he was drafted to SmackDown Live after which he started a feud with NXT roster members.

Social sites

The Premier Athlete Tony Nese’s official Twitter account is reachable @tonynese where he has managed over 80k followers.


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