Marella on Raw in April 2014
|Ring name(s)||Boris Alexiev
Johnny Geo Basco
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||233 lb (106 kg)|
|Born||March 14, 1974
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
|Resides||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|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 WWE. 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.
References[change | change source]
- Andrews, Kenai (2008-02-03). "La Vita è Bella for Santino". SLAM! Sports. http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2008/02/03/4815772.html. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
- "Santino Marella". Mahalo. http://www.mahalo.com/santino-marella. Retrieved 2010-02-23.
- "WWE star announces retirement". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe/37846-wwe-star-announces-retirement. Retrieved 2014-7-7.