Santino Marella daughter: Bianca Carelli set for WWE debut, gets new ring name

Santino Marella has solidified his legacy as one of the most amusing wrestlers in WWE history. Now, his daughter is following in his footsteps.

Throughout his career, the Italian performer stood out from the pack of masculine wrestlers by not taking himself too seriously. He wore a ridiculous costume, finished his opponents with a pretend cobra and joined forces with Vladimir Kozlov in a partnership resembling comedic greats like Laurel and Hardy.

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But over the years, WWE has forgotten that Marella could really fight. In his first match, Vince McMahon pulled him out of the Milanese crowd to take on the monstrous Umaga for the Intercontinental Championship.

Of course, with the severe height and weight discrepancy considered, the underdog looked like a lamb going to slaughter. But he proved everybody wrong.

Marella ran straight through ‘The Samoan Bulldozer’ to win the title and leave the thousands in attendance and the millions watching worldwide in a state of complete and utter disbelief.

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The popular superstar continued to create memorable moments throughout his career. His relationship with his Russian friend blossomed and consequently, they dominated the tag team scene. Furthermore, in 2012, he defeated Jack Swagger to claim The United States Title. However, his tenure in the WWE came to an end in 2016. And now it’s his daughter’s turn to shine some light on the family name.

Read: Santino Marella reveals funny story about how he started using ‘The Cobra’.

Santino Marella hopes his daughter will have success in WWE

After signing with the company in February, Bianca Carelli will look to make a major splash in the promotion. Her ring name will be ‘Ariana Grace.’

After exciting fans with her impressive performances in Florida’s CCW and her PPV appearance on NWA Empowerrr, she earned her shot at the big time. As per Inside The Ropes Wrestling, after training hard at The Performance Centre, the prospect will put it all on the line at the NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament starting on May 10.

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She recently took to Instagram to warn her opponents that she’s not here to take part: “I’m Arianna Grace, and I’m competing in the 2022 NXT Women’s Breakout Tournament. I’m a former beauty pageant queen. But before you make any assumptions, I’ve trained boxing and MMA my entire life.

“And I’m ready to kick some ass.

“I’m not afraid to take chances. I throw caution to the wind, and that’s exactly what you’re going to see in this Women’s Breakout Tournament.”

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Featured Image Credit: Anthony Carelli’s Instagram