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Cruiserweight Classic: Who is Anthony Bennett?

With WWE's Cruiserweight Classic coming soon, RealSport takes a look at one of the men involved, Anthony Bennett.


As we draw closer to WWE’s much anticipated “Cruiserweight Classic” we here at Real Sport are taking a look at some of the competitors that WWE have handpicked from around the world.

Today the man in the spotlight is Anthony Bennett.

Where He Wrestles

Bennett is a fresh fish in the world of wrestling, but he hasn’t let that keep his spirits down. His experience is as a student at competitor with “The World Famous Monster Factory” in South Jersey. While there, he’s had extensive training, including some by current coach The Blue Meanie. Yes, same one. Bennett has made a splash there, and even defended the promotion’s Supersonic Championship in a ladder match earlier this year.

Style

Bennett’s wrestling style is technical, with an emphasis on high-flying ability and utilizing his less than 150-pound frame. However, it’s the non-physical aspects that Bennett brings which stand out the most. The first thing you’ll notice is the hair, and the second thing might be the two pairs of sunglasses. One for him…one for his hair. Bennett’s eccentric, high-energy style will stand out in a field littered with ring masters.

Expectations

Low, but he’s full of potential and has exactly the kind of charisma WWE loves. Bennett is going up against Tony Nese is the opening round, which will be a tough challenge, but a strong showing could leave a door open for him to come to NXT after he garners more experience.

Patches Chance

Yo, Patches Chance here. I'm the Content Editor for the WWE section here at RealSport. In my past, I majored in English Literature at the University of Houston. I'm a former referee with the Doomsday Wrestling promotion. I've been an avid fan for over fifteen years and have written about wrestling for over a decade. I'm also a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and have been a featured columnist for WhatTheBuc. Edge will always be my favorite, but Shinsuke Nakamura is the best thing in wrestling today.

Cruiserweight Classic: Who is Anthony Bennett?

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