Santino Marella Bio, Facts, Net Worth, Comedy Gimmick, Wife, Instagram

Anthony Carelli is a professional wrestler from Canada whom we best know for his reign on World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name “Santino Marella.” Carelli is a multi-talented personal as he is a professional wrestler, sports analyst, trainer, web series host, occasional actor, and a former mixed martial artist.

Anthony Carelli
Anthony Carelli

Santino Marella is known for his 11-year tenure on WWE for his humorous gimmick an often involving in comedic segments. He is a former Intercontinental Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion, and United States Champion.

Santino Marella: Quick Facts

Full Name  Anthony Carelli
Net Worth  $1 Million – $5 Million
Date of Birth  March 14, 1974
Marital Status  Married to Anna Babij
Birthplace  Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Ethnicity  White
Professions  Professional Wrestler
Nationality  Canadian
Eye Color  Black
Hair Color  Black
Build  Athletic
Height  6 Feet (183 cm)
Weight  103 Kg (227 pounds)
Body Measurement

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Online Presence

Instagram: 324 K Followers

Twitter:  1 Million Followers

Horoscope  Pisces

Early Life of Santino Marella

Anthony Carelli, aka, Santino Marella was born on March 14, 1974, in  Mississauga, Ontario. He completed his high-school education from Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School with a win of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association Tournament.

During his early life, he also trained in Judo at the age of nine then later was professionally trained by Journeyman wrestler Don Kolov in Woodbridge, Ontario.

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How old is Santino Marella? – Age, Height, and Measurements

This multi-talented professional wrestler is living his 46th years of age in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children. Santino has an average body height of 6 feet, i.e., 183 cm and a total body weight of 103 kg, i.e., 227 pounds.

Santino Marella Professional Wrestling Career

Marella in action

Anthony Carelli began his professional wrestling career in 2003 on the Ontario Independent circuit, where his ring name was Johnny Geo Basco. He completed his mixed martial arts in 2006, having a 6-1 record before he was assigned to World Wrestling Entertainment.

World Wrestling Entertainment

Carelli, in 2005, started to train at Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), which was a developmental territory for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He adopted the gimmick of Boris Alexiev, a Russian mixed martial artist for his debut match, but couldn’t win the match.

He made his TV debut on April 12, 2006, winning against Mo Sexton. His signature move was stiff strikes and submission, where he had a 10-second win against Dewey.

Alexiev won the OVW Television Championship on January 24, 2007, against Mike Kruel. He soon lost the title back to Mike Kruel and regained again. After a month on OVW, he was assigned for a WWE main roster.

Intercontinental Championship

Beginning his main roster on WWE, he debuted as Santino Marella on April 16, 2007, as a member of the Raw brand. On his debut, he was selected to have a match against Umaga by Vince McMahon.

He surprisingly won the WWE Intercontinental Championship title with the help of Bobby Lashley. Marella successfully defended his title against Chris Masters but lost the title to Umaga on July 12 by disqualification.

Santino Marella teamed up Carlito and feuded with Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes to win the World Tag Team Championship. Marella and Beth Phoenix became the partners and known as “power couple.”

At SummerSlam, the couple wrestled Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston and WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James, where Phoenix pinned James winning both the titles.

United States Champion

On July 21, Marella teamed wth Zack Ryder defeating Tag Team Champions David Otunga and Michael McMillicutty. He got caught in a car accident on September 1, that led his shoulder injury and inactive for several weeks.

After returning to WWE, he defeated Jinder Mahal and Jack Swagger. Marella won a royal battle match for the World Heavyweight Championship to replace Randy Orton at Elimination Chamber.

On March 5, during the episode of Raw, Santino Marella defeated Jack Swagger and became the new United States Champion. He then successfully defended the title against Swagger in a steel cage match.


On June 17, 2017, Santino announced his retirement from professional wrestling and to have the last match for Destiny World Wrestling. After the end of the match, he formally announced his career-ending speech.

Achievements and Championship of Santino Marella

Santino Champion
Santino Champion


  1. Bronze winner at Ashai Annual Tournament in 2017

DDT Pro-Wrestling

  1. Ironman Heavyweight Championship

Ohio Valley Wrestling

  1. Two times the OVW Television Championship

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  1. Ranked No.60 in the PWI 500 in 2012

World Wrestling Entertainment

  1. Two times the WWE Intercontinental Championship
  2. WWE Tag Team Championship with Vladimir Kozlov
  3. WWE United States Championship
  4. Miss WrestleMania Battle Royal in 2009

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  1. Best Gimmick of 2007 and 2008

Personal Life of Santino Marella

Anthony Carelli has a wife(Bikini fitness competitor Anna Babij) with whom he happily married in November 2015. He has a daughter named Bianca, who won the Teen Ontario-World pageant in 2013 before marrying Anna Babij.

Santino Marella Net Worth

With a fantastic life career as multiply occupations (occasional actor, trainer, web series host, etc.), there is no doubt that Santino Marella earns a pretty good amount of money.

The total estimated net worth of Santino Marella is $1 Million – $5 Million.

Social Media Presence

Instagram: 324 K Followers

Twitter: 1 Million Followers



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