Santino Marella

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Santino Marella
Santino Marella in April 2014.jpg
Marella on Raw in April 2014
Born (1974-03-14) March 14, 1974 (age 49)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Boris Alexiev
Johnny Geo Basco
Santina Marella
Santino Marella
Billed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Billed weight237 lb (108 kg)
Billed from"Russia" (OVW)
Calabria, Italy (WWE)
Paterson, New Jersey (WWE)
Trained byOhio Valley Wrestling
RetiredJuly 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.[2]

On July 6, 2014, at a live event in Toronto, Ontario, Marella announced his retirement due to a third major injury to his neck.[3] TNA 2013 - 2015 Marella defeated Drake Marella defeated Galloway

References[change | change source]

  1. Andrews, Kenai (2008-02-03). "La Vita è Bella for Santino". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
  2. "Santino Marella". Mahalo. Retrieved 2010-02-23.
  3. "WWE star announces retirement". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2014-07-07.

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