About Scott Antol
March 01, 1971
|Place of Birth||:||Savannah, Georgia, USA|
|Also Known As||:||Scotty Riggs, Riggs, Scotty Anton, Scott Studd, Kendo The Samurai , Scotty Antol|
|Imdb Profile||:||IMDB Profile|
Scott "Scotty" Antol is an American professional wrestler. Antol is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling from 1995 to 1999 under the ring name Scotty Riggs (or simply Riggs). Antol is also known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling in 2000 as Scotty Anton. In 2000, Antol debuted in Extreme Championship Wrestling as Scotty Anton, aligning with his real-life friend Rob Van Dam. At Hardcore Heaven, Anton betrayed Van Dam, knocking him off the top rope to the floor, allowing Jerry Lynn to pin him and thus end Van Dam's two-year undefeated streak. From there, he joined The Network as a "hired gun". Van Dam gained revenge at Heat Wave, where he defeated Anton by using his new Van Terminator finisher. Independent circuit and retirement (2001–2003, 2007–2009) After leaving ECW, Antol returned to the independent circuit, where he found his greatest success in Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling (TCW). While competing for TCW, he became a three time Heavyweight Champion and a one time TCW Tag Team Champion with Erik Watts.Following TCW's closure in 2003, Antol took time away from professional wrestling to deal with personal issues of divorce and his father developing lung cancer. His father died from the illness in 2004. Following this, Antol moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina to work as a bouncer and manager at a lounge. Upon getting his life together, Antol resumed his wrestling career under his Scotty Riggs ring name, where he wrestled several matches for AWA World-1 Championship Wrestling in 2007 before retiring in 2009 due to injuries. He briefly returned later in 2009 to appear in TNA's Feast or Fired match at Final Resolution, but was unable to retrieve a briefcase and was released from the company two weeks later after he was found to have stolen Rob Terry's case, dedicating the stunt to his former tag team partner, Marcus Bagwell. Antol signed a contract with World Championship Wrestling in 1995 and was renamed Scotty Riggs, with his last name taken from Mel Gibson's character, Martin Riggs, from the Lethal Weapon films. He was immediately placed in to a tag team with Marcus Alexander Bagwell and they became known as The American Males. Together, they captured their first and only World Tag Team Championship, but only held it for eight days before losing it back to Harlem Heat, the team they won it from in the first place. The team competed on a tour of Germany for WCW at this time. The American Males broke up in November 1996 after Bagwell turned heel on Riggs and joined the New World Order.Following the split, Riggs began competing as a singles competitor.He immediately entered a feud with Bagwell, which resulted in a match at nWo Souled Out which he lost and a rematch at Uncensored in a strap match where Riggs was choked out by Bagwell with the strap while hanging from the ropes.