Mark Angelosetti

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Mark Angelosetti
Mr. Touchdown Mark Angelosetti.jpg
Angelosetti in March 2012
Born (1988-07-09) July 9, 1988 (age 30)[1]
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Mark Angel[1]
Mark Angelosetti[2]
Mr. Touchdown[3]
Billed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[3]
Billed weight 207 lb (94 kg)[3]
Billed from "Touchdown City, USA"[3]
Trained by Mike Quackenbush[1]
Claudio Castagnoli
Debut October 2007[1]

Mark Angelosetti (born July 9, 1988) is an American professional wrestler, also known by the ring name Mr. Touchdown.[1][4] Angelosetti primarily works for Chikara, where he is the current Grand Champion in his first reign, and a former one-time Campeon de Parejas and Young Lions Cup Champion.[1] Angelosetti has also worked for other independent promotions, including Beyond Wrestling[5] and Wrestling is Fun!.[4] His gimmick is that of a football player.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Chikara (2012–present)[edit]

In March, Archibald Peck's valet, Veronica had begun showing interest in Angelosetti, breaking off the relationship between herself and Peck.[6] Both men started a feud to prove to Veronica who is the toughest. Peck changed his gimmick to Mixed Martial Archie, using MMA during his matches.[7] They fought at "I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle", which Mark won via DQ due to Archie being disqualified for excessive punishment, after refusing to stop ground-and-pounding. After the match Veronica walked out with Mark and started to flirt with him.[8] On June 2 at Chikara's second internet pay-per-view, Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur, The Throwbacks defeated the team of Mixed Martial Archie and Colt Cabana in a match where the man who received the pinfall, must leave Chikara. While the referee was distracted, Mark hit Archie with his helmet and Hatfield pinned him for the win. Following the match, Veronica kissed her new boyfriend Angelosetti, while the dejected Archie walked out of the arena.[9]

In June 24, 2012, Angelosetti entered in the Chikara Young Lions Cup X tournament, defeating Jason Axe, Ryan Rush and Tripp Cassidy in the first round. Angelosetti defeated Anthony Stone on August 17, 2012 and defeated ACH in the finals, winning the Young Lions Cup.[10] On July 13, 2012, Angelosetti defeated Green Ant, to become the inaugural Banana Champion for Chikara's sister group Wrestling is Fun!.[11] On September 14, 2012, The Throwbacks and Matt Classic entered the 2012 King of Trios, losing to Team JWP (Command Bolshoi, Kaori Yoneyama and Tsubasa Kuragaki) in their first round match.[12] After this, Mark started a feud with ACH and Veronica started to filtering with The Mysterious and Handsome Stranger. Mark defeated ACH at Under the Hood in a match for the Young Lions Cup. After the match, Stranger appeared and humiliated Veronica, revealing himself as Archibald Peck. On March 23, 2013, Angelosetti lost the Banana Championship to assailANT.[13] On June 2, 2013, Angelosetti retained the Young Lions Cup against Saturyne at Aniversario: Never Compromise. Following the event, Chikara went on a break (and the Cup was deactivated), which lasted until May 2014. On July 20, Angelosetti and Dasher Hatfield defeated the Pieces of Hate (Jigsaw and The Shard) to win the Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas.[14] In September, Angelosetti and Hatfield teamed up with Chikara Grand Champion Icarus as the Golden Trio for the 2014 King of Trios. The team made it all the way to the finals of the tournament, before losing to the Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive, Flex Rumblecrunch and Max Smashmaster).[15] On December 6 at Tomorrow Never Dies, the Throwbacks lost the Campeonatos de Parejas to McMassive and Smashmaster.[16] On August 11, 2018, Angelosetti defeated Juan Francisco de Coronado for the Chikara Grand Championship, ending Coronado’s reign at 497 days.

Angelosetti with Dasher Hatfield, as The Throwbacks

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mark Angelosetti Cagematch bio". Cagematch. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Roster". Chikara. Archived from the original on May 11, 2011. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Mr. Touchdown". Chikara. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "WIF bio". Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Beyond Wrestling Review: "All Aboard"". Retrieved March 1, 2013. [unreliable source]
  6. ^ Higham, Joshua (March 17, 2012). "Catching up with Chikara: looking at their big events from the last month". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ Ford, Kevin (May 4, 2012). "100 Percent Fordified: Chikara I'll Be A Mummy's Uncle". 411Mania. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ Higham, Joshua (April 14, 2012). "Chikara 'I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle' live report from Rahway, NJ". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  9. ^ Radican, Sean (June 2, 2012). "Radican's Chikara "Chikarasaurus Rex" iPPV review 6/2 – live coverage of event from Philaldephia". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 
  10. ^ Csonka, Larry. "411's Wrestler of the Week 8.21.12: Year Eight, Week 20". 411 Mania. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ Kevin Ford. "Wrestling is Fun! With Great Potassium Comes Great Responsibility". The Chikara Special. Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Chikara 9/14/12 results". Retrieved March 1, 2013. [unreliable source]
  13. ^ Kevin Ford. "Wrestling is Fun! Possessor of the Potassium". The Chikara Special. Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b Namako, Jason (July 21, 2014). "7/20 Chikara Results: Revere, Massachusetts (6-Man Tag)". Wrestleview. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ Namako, Jason (September 20, 2014). "9/19-9/21 Chikara Results: Easton, PA (King of Trios weekend)". Wrestleview. Retrieved September 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ Higham, Joshua (December 7, 2014). "12/6 Chikara 'Tomorrow Never Dies' iPPV live report from Philadelphia: Chikara announces UK tour & Royal Rumble Sunday matinee in Philly and more". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  17. ^ "CHIKARA Young Lions Cup". Retrieved June 19, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Green Ant first defense". 

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