Pitbull #2



Height: 6'2"

Weight: 238 lbs

Real Name: Anthony Durante

DOB: 1967

DOD: 9/24/03

Hometown: Misquamicut, Rhode Island

Other Names: Anthony Durante, Pitbull Spike

Wrestler Since: 1990

Finishing Maneuver: Unknown

Previous PWI 500 Rankings: #327(1998), #76(1997), #77(1996), #139(1995)

History: Article from PWI 2003 Wrestling Annual Magazine (Spring '04)

Anthony Durante (professionally known as Pit Bull II) and his girlfriend, Dianna Hulsey, were found dead on their living room floor on September 25. Durante's stepfather had become concerned about Durante and discovered the bodies - laying face up and near each other - upon entering the house, located in Misquamicut, Rhode Island. According to Providence's WJAR-TV, the victims had needle marks on their bodies and OxyContin, a painkiller often abused as a recreational drug, was found in the home.

Even more tragic, the couple's 21-month-old son and eight-month-old daughter were alone in the house with the bodies for several days. The boy left a trail of food from room to room - including a spilled quart of milk, chicken nuggets, and bits of bread, some or all of which he took out of the refrigerator. The baby girl was dehydrated, but was found safe in her crib. The Rhode Island Department of Children, Yough, and Families took custody of the boy and girl. Later, autopsies revealed that Durante had died of an overdose of OxyContin, while Hulsey died of an overdose of OxyContin combined with alcohol.

Durante had a criminal history in Pennsylvania and New York. In 1988, he and Gary Wolf (Pitbull I) were placed on three years' probation for selling steroids and marijuana. They were fined #2,000 each and ordered to return the $7,600 they grossed from drug sales.

The Pitbulls competed in ECW during what many consider its heyday, along with teams such as Public Enemy and the Eliminators. They won one ECW tag team title, and Pitbull II was a former TV champion. They were also involved in a memorable feud in which Shane Douglas broke the neck of Pitbull I.

Pay-Per-View/Show Summary: (33 - 51, 1 DDQ, 3 NCs)
- ECW Hostile City Showdown '94 (June 24) = Pitbull #2 lost a "Dog Collar" Match to the Tasmaniac.
- ECW Arena (June 26, '94) = Pitbull #2 lost to the ECW Television Champ, Mikey Whipwreck. Later on, the Pitbulls defeated Phi Delta Slam.
- ECW Arena (July 15, '94) = The Pitbulls & Jimmy Snuka were beaten by Tommy Dreamer, Terry & Dory Funk Jr. Later on, the Pitbulls fought to a Double Disqualification with Jimmy Snuka & the Tasmaniac.
- ECW Heat Wave '94 (July 16) = The Pitbulls fell to Sabu & the Tasmaniac.
- ECW Arena (July 22, '94) = Pitbull #2 lost to the Tasmaniac.
- ECW Hardcore Heaven '94 (August 13) = The Pitbulls were beaten by Jimmy Snuka & the Tasmaniac.
- ECW Arena (September 30, '94) = The Pitbulls won over Chris Canyon & Hack Myers.
- ECW Arena (October 1, '94) = The Pitbulls lost to Ian & Axl Rotten.
- ECW Arena (October 15, '94) = The Pitbulls took down Ian & Axl Rotten.
- ECW Arena (October 22, '94) = The Pitbulls lost to The Public Enemy.
- ECW Arena (November 4, '94) = The Pitbulls defeated Ian & Axl Rotten. Later on, the Pitbulls fell to The Public Enemy. Finally, the Pitbulls & Dean Malenko lost to 911, Sabu & the Tasmaniac.
- ECW November To Remember '94 (November 5) = The Pitbulls beat Ian & Axl Rotten.
- ECW Arena (November 19, '94) = The Pitbulls won a "Double Dog Collar" Match over Ian & Axl Rotten.
- ECW Arena (December 10, '94) = The Pitbulls beat JT Smith & Steve Richards.
- ECW Arena (December 16, '94) = The Pitbulls defeated Ian & Axl Rotten. Later on, the Pitbulls won over Dan Harris & Chaos.
- ECW Holiday Hell '94 (December 17) = The Pitbulls lost a "Handicap" Match to 911.
- ECW Arena (January 7, '95) = The Pitbulls won a "Losers Must Split Up" Match over Ian & Axl Rotten.
- ECW Double Tables (February 4, '95) = The Pitbulls & Jason the Terrible defeated Hack Myers & the Young Dragons.
- ECW Return Of The Funkster (February 25, '95) = The Pitbulls took down Chad Austin & Joel Hartgood.
- ECW Arena (March 18, '95) = The Pitbulls fell to The Public Enemy.
- ECW Three Way Dance (April 8, '95) = The Pitbulls took down Johnny Hotbody & Tony Stetson.
- ECW Arena (April 14, '95) = The Pitbulls lost to the ECW Tag Champs, The Public Enemy.
- ECW Hostile City Showdown (April 15, '95) = The Pitbulls were beaten by the ECW Tag-Team Champions, The Public Enemy.
- ECW Arena (April 28, '95) = The Pitbulls lost a "Falls Count Anywhere" Match to the ECW Tag Champs, The Public Enemy.
- ECW Arena (April 29, '95) = The Pitbulls fell to the ECW Tag Champs, The Public Enemy.
- ECW Arena (May 5, '95) = The Pitbulls again lost to the ECW Tag-Team Champs, The Public Enemy.
- ECW Arena (May 6, '95) = The Pitbulls lost a "Dog Collar" Match to the ECW Tag-Team Champions, The Public Enemy.
- ECW Enter The Sandman (May 13, '95) = The Pitbulls lost a "Double Dog Collar" Match to the ECW Tag Champs, The Public Enemy.
- ECW Arena (May 19, '95) = The Pitbulls were beaten by the ECW Tag-Team Champs, The Public Enemy.
- ECW Arena (May 20, '95) = The Pitbulls & Stevie Richards fell to Doug Flex & The Public Enemy.
- ECW Arena (June 9, '95) = The Pitbulls lost a "Baseball Bat" Match to the ECW Tag Champs, The Public Enemy.
- ECW Barbed Wire, Hoodies, & Chokeslams (June 17, '95) = The Pitbulls & Raven lost a "Handicap" Match to Too Cold Scorpio & the Tasmaniac.
- ECW Arena (June 30, '95) = The Pitbulls beat Don E. Allen & Dino Sandoff.
- ECW Hardcore Heaven '95 (July 1) = The Pitbulls fell to Dudley Dudley & Snot Dudley.
- ECW Heat Wave '95 (July 15) = The Pitbulls & Tommy Dreamer defeated Raven, Dudley Dudley & Snot Dudley.
- ECW Arena (July 20, '95) = The Pitbulls took down Bull Pain & Joe DiFuria.
- ECW Arena (July 21, '95) = The Pitbulls beat Dudley Dudley & the Vampire Warrior.
- ECW Arena (July 22, '95) = The Pitbulls & Hack Myers won over Dudley Dudley, the Vampire Warrior & the Terrorist.
- ECW Arena (July 28, '95) = The Pitbulls lost to the ECW Tag Champs, Stevie Richards & Raven.
- ECW Arena (August 4, '95) = The Pitbulls were beaten by Stevie Richards & Raven.
- ECW Wrestlepalooza '95 (August 5) = The Pitbulls, Tommy Dreamer & Cactus Jack fell to Stevie Richards, Raven, Snot Dudley & Big Dick Dudley.
- ECW Arena (August 25, '95) = The Pitbulls lost to the ECW Tag-Team Champs, Stevie Richards & Raven.
- ECW Arena (August 26, '95) = The Pitbulls again fell to the ECW Tag Champs, Stevie Richards & Raven.
- ECW Arena (August 28, '95) = The Pitbulls were beaten by the ECW Tag-Team Champions, Stevie Richards & Raven.
- ECW Arena (September 15, '95) = The Pitbulls & Francine fell to Stevie Richards, Raven & Beulah McGillicutty.
- ECW Gangstas Paradise (September 16, '95) = The Pitbulls won a "Double Dog Collar Three Falls" Match over Stevie Richards & Raven to win the ECW Tag-Team Titles.
- ECW Arena (September 23, '95) = The Pitbulls stayed the ECW Tag Champs, beating Dudley Dudley & Dances With Dudley.
- ECW Arena (October 6, '95) = The Pitbulls won over Dino Sandoff & JT Smith.
- ECW Arena (October 7, '95) = The Pitbulls lost the ECW Tag-Team Titles to Stevie Richards & Raven.
- ECW Arena (October 28, '95) = The Pitbulls won over Don E. Allen & Tony Stetson.
- ECW Arena (November 3, '95) = The Pitbulls beat Dances With Dudley & Buh Buh Ray Dudley.
- ECW Arena (November 4, '95) = The Pitbulls & Tommy Dreamer won over Cactus Jack, Stevie Richards & Raven.
- ECW Arena (November 17, '95) = The Pitbulls, The Public Enemy & Tommy Dreamer fell to Cactus Jack, Stevie Richards, Raven, Too Cold Scorpio & the Sandman.
- ECW November To Remember '95 (November 18) = The Pitbulls defeated the Eliminators.
- ECW Arena (November 25, '95) = The Pitbulls were beaten by the Eliminators.
- ECW Arena (December 1, '95) = The Pitbulls took down the Eliminators.
- ECW December to Dismember (December 9, '95) = The Pitbulls were beaten by the Eliminators. Later on, the Pitbulls, The Public Enemy & Tommy Dreamer won an "Ultimate Jeopardy Steel Cage" Match over the Eliminators, the Heavenly Bodies, Raven & Stevie Richards.
- ECW Arena (December 28, '95) = The Pitbulls were beaten by the Eliminators.
- ECW Holiday Hell '95 (December 29) = The Pitbulls fell to the Eliminators.
- ECW Arena (December 30, '95) = The Pitbulls won over the Eliminators.
- ECW Arena (January 27, '96) = The Pitbulls lost to the Gangstas.
- ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash (March 8, '96) = The Pitbulls lost to the ECW Tag Champs, the Eliminators.
- ECW Big Ass Extreme Bash (March 9, '96) = The Pitbulls fought to a No-Contest with the Bruise Brothers.
- ECW Arena (March 30, '96) = The Pitbulls took down Bad Crew.
- ECW Hostile City Showdown '96 (April 20) = The Pitbulls fought to a No-Contest with the Dudley Boyz.
- ECW A Matter of Respect '96 (May 11) = Pitbull #2 lost a "Triple Threat" Match to Raven. The Sandman was the other participant.
- ECW Fight the Power (June 1, '96) = The Pitbulls & Tommy Dreamer fought in an "Elimination" Match against Brian Lee & the Bruise Brothers. Pitbull #2 was the sole 'survivor'. Later on, Pitbull #2 lost to the ECW Heavyweight Champ, Raven. Finally, Pitbull #2 won the ECW Television Title, beating Shane Douglas.
- ECW Hardcore Heaven '96 (June 22) = Pitbull #2 lost the ECW TV Title to Chris Jericho.
- ECW Heat Wave '96 (July 13) = Pitbull #2 lost a "Four Corners" Match to Shane Douglas, who won the ECW TV Title. Chris Jericho and Too Cold Scorpio were the other participants.
- ECW The Doctor Is In (August 3, '96) = Pitbull #2 lost to the ECW Television Champion, Shane Douglas.
- ECW Natural Born Killaz (August 24, '96) = Pitbull #2 & the Sandman won a "Double Dog Collar" Match over Shane Douglas & Raven.
- ECW Arena (September 14, '96) = Pitbull #2 lost to the ECW Heavyweight Champion, Raven.
- ECW Ultimate Jeopardy '96 (October 5) = Pitbull #2 fought to a No-Contest with the ECW TV Champ, Shane Douglas.
- ECW Crossing The Line Again (February 1, '97) = The Pitbulls & Tommy Dreamer beat Shane Douglas, Chris Candido & Brian Lee.
- ECW Hostile City Showdown '97 (March 15) = Pitbull #2 lost an "I Quit" Match to the ECW TV Champion, Shane Douglas.
- ECW Barely Legal (April 18, '97) = Pitbull #2 lost to the ECW Television Champ, Shane Douglas.
- ECW Chapter 2 (May 10, '97) = The Pitbulls fell to Shane Douglas & Bam Bam Bigelow.
- ECW Orgy of Violence (June 28, '97) = Pitbull #2 was beaten by Bam Bam Bigelow.
- ECW As Good As It Gets (September 20, '97) = Pitbull #2 lost to the ECW TV Champion, Tazz.
- ECW November To Remember '97 (November 30) = Pitbull #2 was forced to submit to the ECW Television Champ, Tazz.

Title Summary:
- ECW World Tag-Team Champion w/ Pitbull #1 (9/16/95 - 10/07/95)
- ECW Television Champion (6/01/96 - 6/22/96)
- MEWF Heavyweight Champion (4/10/97 - 11/07/97)
- JAPW Heavyweight Champion (10/31/97 - 12/05/97)

PWI Achievement Awards: (0 wins, 0 1st RUs, 0 2nd RUs, 0 3rd RUs)
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