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Tony Marino
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Wrestler Facts

Wrestler Name: Tony Marino
Hometown: Rochester, New York
Finishers: Abdominal Stretch
Previous Gimmicks: Devil Blue, Dino Lanza, Battman

Title History (3)

02/Mar/1974:NWA United States Heavyweight (Detroit) Champion -
[7 Times]:NWA World Tag Team (Detroit) Champion
09/Dec/1969:WWWF International Tag Team Champion -

Biography/Additional Facts

Real Name: Tony Silipini

Silipini wrestled under a number of names over the years in different areas of the US. In Australia he wrestled as Dino Lanza, he also wrestled as "Battman" in 1966, dressed in a Batman outfit.

On December 8, 1969, the tag team of Bruno Sammartino & Tony Marino defeated the Rising Suns for the International Tag Team Championships. Victor Rivera went on to replace Sammartino because he already was the WWWF Heavyweight Champion. Rivera & Marino held the titles for 7 months before losing them to The Mongols on June 15, 1970.

From the WWWF, Marino moved on to the NWA. He had major success while in the NWA, winning the Detroit version of the NWA World Tag Team Championships a total of 5 times. He retired from wrestling in 1987.

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