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Santino to open up Gym in Canada — ‘Battle Arts Academy’

Santino Marella (Real name Anthony Carelli) is working on an amazing project that he has been hooked on for years now, and his dream is finally coming true. The superstar is opening his own Gym/MMA/Fitness and Pro Wrestling facility in the coming months. The facility, otherwise known as ‘Battle Arts Academy‘ will be ‘ a brand new 15,000 sq ft, MMA/Strength & Conditioning and Pro Wrestling facility. This state of the art venue is owned and operated by WWE Superstar Santino Marella, International Filmmaker Steven J Wong and media mogul Terry Frendo‘.

From known knowledge at this point, the facility is scheduled to open July 2013 in Mississauga, Ontario.

Below is photos of the Facility currently being worked on. Click to Enlarge!


Santino Marella, John Cena, and R-Truth help grant Wishes today.

It will be a busy evening for WWE as they host a Make-A-Wish pizza party at the Liberty Science Center. More than 40 Wish kids and their families will meet with John Cena, R-Truth and Santino Marella.

WWE Helps grant wishes to children all over the U.S merely every week. This one is special because of tomorrow’s big ‘WRESTLEMANIA Event.


Happy Birthday Santino Marella! – Santino turns 34

(Photo: Santino’s Twitter)

All of us here at Santino-Marella.net would like to wish Santino a very Happy Birthday! Going on your sixth-consecutive year with the World Wrestling Entertainment, your goals deserve to be showcased.

With Ohio Valley Wrestling –
OVW Television Championship (2 times)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated —
PWI ranked him #60 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2012

World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE —
WWE Intercontinental Championship (2 times)
WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Vladimir Kozlov
WWE United States Championship (1 time)
Miss WrestleMania (2 times)

Wrestling Observer Newsletter —
Best Gimmick (2007, 2008)


Santino travels to Italy to Promote the WWE

(Photo: WWE)

WWE has officially sent Santino overseas to Italy to do some promoting for WWE and it’s programming, along with promoting the Italian BE A STAR*© program that helps stop bullying. Santino noted that while overseas, he witnessed the new Pope being sworn in, meeting some students, and exploring Italy. He was quoted in a Tweet saying: “Vieni a conoscere me domani a “Casa Mia” located at Via Appia Nuova 146 in Rome! 4pm. Non vedo l’ora !” Which translates in English to “Come and meet me tomorrow at “My House” located at Via Appia Nuova 146 in Rome! 4pm. I can not wait!

Also while in Italy, Santino was in Rome to meet with some local students, and he even got the chance to hear the bells that rang in the new Pope Francis. Overall, it sounded like a fun trip, and he must be excited to return home and compete in the ring, representing Italy everytime he walks to the ring. “What a great day in Roma! met with local students with the Be A Star program, had a signing, and heard the bells ring for the new pope!” Santino has also been medically cleared to compete in the ring this Monday.