Santino Marella

  • Born: 03/14/1974 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Birthname: Anthony Carelli
  • Height & Weight: 6'0", 227 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWE United States Championship
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
  • WWE Tag Team Championship – with Vladimir Kozlov
  • Miss WrestleMania (2 times)

He currently works for Impact Wrestling under his real name. He is perhaps best known for his 11-year tenure with WWE where he wrestled under the ring name Santino Marella. He is the founder of Canadian martial arts and professional wrestling training facility Battle Arts Academy.

Anthony Carelli is known for his humorous gimmick as Santino Marella, an Italian stereotype, often being involved in comedic segments, having several on-screen relationships with fellow wrestlers, as well as being crowned “Miss WrestleMania” at WrestleMania XXV disguised as “Santina Marella”. His character won Carelli Wrestling Observer Newsletter’s award for Best Gimmick in 2007 and 2008. During his time in WWE, Carelli won the Intercontinental Championship in his debut. He is also a former WWE Tag Team Champion and United States Champion. Carelli won four championships in WWE before retiring from professional wrestling in 2014.

Notable Feuds: vs. Roddy Piper, vs. Chris Masters, vs. Jerry Lawler, w/ Emma vs. Fandango & Summer Rae

Other Notable Achievements: OVW Television Championship (2 times), Wrestling Observer Newsletter award: Best Gimmick (2007, 2008)