|Born||March 14, 1974|
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Boris Alexiev|
Johnny Geo Basco
|Billed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Billed weight||237 lb (108 kg)|
|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.
On July 6, 2014, at a live event in Toronto, Ontario, Marella announced his retirement due to a third major injury to his neck. TNA 2013 - 2015 Marella defeated Drake Marella defeated Galloway
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Andrews, Kenai (2008-02-03). "La Vita è Bella for Santino". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2008-02-05.
- ↑ "Santino Marella". Mahalo. Retrieved 2010-02-23.
- ↑ "WWE star announces retirement". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2014-07-07.
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