Marella on Raw in April 2014
March 14, 1974 |
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
|Lives in||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Boris Alexiev
Johnny Geo Basco
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed from||"Russia" (OVW)
Calabria, Italy (WWE)
Paterson, New Jersey (WWE)
|Trained by||Ohio Valley Wrestling
|Retired||July 6, 2014|
Anthony Carelli (born March 14, 1974) is a Canadian retired professional wrestler. He currently works for the TNA . He appears under the ring name Santino Marella. During his wrestling career, he was a two-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, one-time WWE United States Champion, and one-time WWE Tag Team Champion with Vladimir Kozlov.
World Wrestling Entertainment[change | change source]
Carrelli made his WWE debut on the April 16 edition of WWE Raw under the name of Santino Marella. He won the WWE Intercontinental Championship after Umaga was attacked by Bobby Lashley. With this, he became one of a few superstars to win a title in their first match.