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Anthony Carelli (born March 14, 1979) is an Italian-Canadian professional wrestler, mixed martial artist and judoka, better known by his ring name Santino Marella. He is currently signed to WWE, competing on its Raw Brand where he is a two-time Intercontinental Champion and former Tag Team Champion with Vladimir Kozlov, and is currently the reigning United States Champion.
Check his page on The Other Wiki for more.
Tropes associated with Santino:
- Big Ol' Unibrow
- Boisterous Bruiser
- Bus Crash: Barely avoided a literal instance of this trope. He was Demoted to Extra after losing the Tag Team titles along with Kozlov (who was later 'future endeavored') and was recently involved in a pretty brutal wreck. Despite how that image looks, he suffered a separated shoulder and that was about it.
- Cherry Tapping / Finger-Poke of Doom: The Cobra.
- Chew Toy
- Chick Magnet
- Companion Cube: The cobra puppet he uses for his Finishing Move.
- Ensemble Darkhorse
- Funny Foreigner
- Important Haircut: Got rid of the weird-looking rat tail just as he began making the transition from Joke Character to Lethal Joke Character.
- Joke Character
- LARGE Ham: Oh, yeah. And most times, it's hilarious.
- Lethal Joke Character: Seems goofy and crazy, but if he hits that Cobra on you, most of the time that person will stay down for the 3 count.
- Leotard of Power
- One-Hit Kill: CCOOOOBBBBRRRAAAA!!!
- Plucky Comic Relief
- Red Herring Shirt
- Screams Like a Little Girl
- Shout-Out: Santino's name is one to Gorilla Monsoon, whose real name was Robert Marella.
- Silly Walk
- Those Two Guys: With Vladimir Kozlov.
- Took a Level In Badass: Right around when he teamed with Kozlov. Then in February '12, he wins the Battle Royal to get Randy Orton's spot for Elimination Chamber, gets down to the last two wrestlers in the Smackdown Chamber (The other being Daniel Bryan) and weeks later wins the US Championship against Jack Swagger.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: As "Santina".