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Encyclopedia > James Maritato
James Maritato Flag of the United States
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Ring name(s) Damien Stone
James Maritato
James Stone
Nunzio
Little Guido
Little Guido Maritato
Billed height 5 ft 6 in (172 cm)
Billed weight 175 lb (82kg)
Born March 12, 1972 (1972-03-12) (age 35)[1]
Howard Beach, New York Flag of New York
Billed from Rockland County, New York
Little Italy, New York
Italy
Trained by Billy Robinson[1]
Debut September 1991[1]

James Maritato[1] (born March 12, 1972 in Howard Beach, New York) better known by the ring names Little Guido Maritato and Nunzio, is an Sicilian-American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its ECW brand. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Howard Beach is a neighborhood in southwestern Queens, New York. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York. ... The Tappan Zee Bridge, in a view looking toward Rockland. ... Little Italy during the annual Columbus Day Parade. ... Shooter Billy Robinson in 1974. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Howard Beach is a neighborhood in southwestern Queens, New York. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Sicilian Americans are a subset of Italian Americans from Sicily. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... This article is about the WWE brand. ... The logo for the 2007 WWE Draft The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ...

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Career

Starting out

While attending Nanuet High School (located in Rockland County, New York), Maritato competed in football (as part of the school's 1989 State Champion team that went undefeated, untied, and unscored upon) and wrestling. He was later trained as a professional by Billy Robinson, debuting in the professional ranks in the early 1990s. Maritato then went to Japan to compete in the shoot style UWF International promotion. The Tappan Zee Bridge, in a view looking toward Rockland. ... Shooter Billy Robinson in 1974. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Shootfighting Shoot wrestling is a general term that describes a range of hybrid fighting systems originating in Japan in the late 1970s, in close association with Japanese professional wrestling. ... Union of Wrestling Forces International, better known as UWF International or simply UWFi, was a stiff-style|shoot-style professional wrestling promotion in Japan from 1991 to 1996. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Extreme Championship Wrestling

He stayed in UWF until 1995 where he joined Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) under the name Damian Stone. He was later packaged as Little Guido and put in the comedy stable Full Blooded Italians (F.B.I.), alongside J.T. Smith, Tracy Smothers and Tommy Rich. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... In professional wrestling, a gimmick is a wrestlers personality, behavior, attire and/or other distinguishing traits while performing. ... In professional wrestling, a stable is a group of wrestlers within a promotion who have a common element -- friendships, either real or storyline, a manager who manages all of them, or a common storyline, which puts them together as a unit (recent examples include Evolution, La Résistance, The Cabinet... The Full Blooded Italians (or F.B.I.) was a professional wrestling stable that previously wrestled in World Wrestling Entertainments ECW brand. ... John T. Smith, normally J.T. Smith, is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling. ... Tracy Smothers (born September 2, 1962) is an American professional wrestler. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


During 1999, he became a "serious wrestler", although still accompanied by "Big" Sal E. Graziano. and proclaiming himself to be an F.B.I. member (though only the two of them were left). After his turn he was involved in some intense singles matches until late 2000, when he formed a tag team with Tony Mamaluke. The duo won the ECW Tag Team Championship in August of 2000 and held them until December when they lost them to Danny Doring and Roadkill. They continued to wrestle together until ECW folded in April 2001. This article is about the year. ... Val Puccio, born in Sicily, Italy, is a professional wrestler who is currently contracted to World Wrestling Entertainment, and appears in its developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... A professional wrestling tag-team consists of two or occasionally three wrestlers who are working together as a team. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) Tag Team Championship was the tag team championship contested in Eastern Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling between June 1992 and April 2001. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


World Wrestling Entertainment

SmackDown! brand

When ECW closed Maritato wrestled for several independent promotions, mostly in the New York Tri-State area, often teaming with former partner Tony Mamaluke. They had a notable run in Ring of Honor before they were both signed by World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002.-1... For other uses, see Ring of Honor (disambiguation). ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Maritato was introduced on WWE TV as Nunzio, a possible reference to the mob/bodyguard characters Guido and Nunzio in the MythAdventures series of books by Robert Asprin, the (kayfabe) heel cousin of Jamie Noble on the December 12, 2002 edition of SmackDown! attacking then babyface, Crash Holly after he defeated Noble in a match. Nunzio began a feud with Crash after this, defeating him on several occasions before going on to face the likes of Tajiri, Shannon Moore, and Chuck Palumbo. This article is about the criminal society. ... Bodyguards of Viktor Yushchenko (far left) after leaving Gdansk city hall. ... MythAdventures is the collective name for a series of humorous fantasy novels written by Robert Lynn Asprin that are popular for their whimsical nature, myriad characters, and great use of puns. ... Robert Lynn Asprin (born St. ... In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... James Howard Gibson (born December 23, 1976) better known by his ring name Jamie Noble, is an American professional wrestler. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... Michael John Lockwood (August 25, 1971 - November 6, 2003) was an American professional wrestler best known as Crash Holly, the storyline cousin of Molly Holly and Hardcore Holly in the World Wrestling Federation. ... A professional wrestling feud is a staged disagreement between two wrestlers or factions of wrestlers over a purported slight or insult. ... Yoshihiro Tajiri , born September 29, 1970 in Yokohama, Japan), is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the United States with Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Shannon Brian Moore (born July 27, 1979) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on the SmackDown! brand. ... Charles Ronald (Chuck) Palumbo (born June 15, 1971) is an Italian American professional wrestler, who is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its SmackDown! brand. ...


The team and cousin storyline of Nunzio and Noble soon faded and Nunzio reformed the Full Blooded Italians, this time with Johnny "The Bull" Stamboli and Chuck Palumbo but the team found little success. After WrestleMania XX, Palumbo was drafted to RAW, and the F.B.I. was reduced to a tag team. After Stamboli was released, Nunzio began competing in the cruiserweight division. John Hugger (born April 20, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a professional wrestler who is best known for his work in World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring name Johnny The Bull Stamboli. ... Charles Ronald (Chuck) Palumbo (born June 15, 1971) is an Italian American professional wrestler, who is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its SmackDown! brand. ... WrestleMania XX was the twentieth WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ... The logo for the 2007 WWE Draft The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by the professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In 2005 Maritato returned to his Little Guido persona for one night, reuniting with the original Full Blooded Italians to take on Super Crazy and Tajiri in a Three-Way Dance at ECW reunion show One Night Stand. Francisco Pantoja Islas (born December 3, 1973) is a Mexican professional wrestler best known by his ring name Super Crazy. ... Yoshihiro Tajiri , born September 29, 1970 in Yokohama, Japan), is a Japanese professional wrestler, best known for his appearances in the United States with Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. ... One Night Stand is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment. ...


As Nunzio he continued to perform on SmackDown! B-show Velocity as both a face and a heel, forming a short-lived tag team with Funaki. On the August 6 (taped on August 2) edition of Velocity, Nunzio won the WWE Cruiserweight Championship by defeating Paul London after a new heel wrestler, Vito made his debut by giving Nunzio a blackjack, which he used to knock London out. Nunzio joined forces with Vito, thus becoming a full time heel. Professional wrestling has accrued a considerable amount of slang, in-references and jargon. ... WWE Velocity, also known as simply Velocity, was a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment , that replaced two syndicated WWE shows, Jakked and Metal. ... In professional wrestling, a face or babyface is a character who is portrayed as heroic relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analagous to villains. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Shoichi Funaki (born August 24, 1968) is a Japanese American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its SmackDown! brand. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Cruiserweight Championship is a professional wrestling championship in World Wrestling Entertainment. ... Paul Sanchez-Garcia London[6] (born April 16, 1980) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment performing on its RAW brand. ... Vito LaGrasso in a WCW publicity photograph Vito LaGrasso, also known as Big Vito or simply Vito, is an American professional wrestler who has worked for World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. ... It has been suggested that some sections of this article be split into a new article entitled Club (law enforcement). ...


The pair began feuding with The Mexicools and at No Mercy 2005, Mexicool member Juventud defeated Nunzio with a Juvi Driver to take the Cruiserweight Championship. Nunzio regained the title on November 15 at a house show in Rome, Italy but lost it right back to Juventud on the November 25 SmackDown! The (original) Mexicools. ... This article is about the professional wrestling pay-per-view event. ... Juventud Guerrera (born Eduardo Aníbal González Hernández on November 23, 1974 in Mexico City) is a Mexican professional wrestler who has worked for World Championship Wrestling, Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, Extreme Championship Wrestling, Pro Wrestling NOAH, World... Professional wrestling throws are the application of techniques that involve lifting the opponent up and throwing or slamming him or her down, which makes up most of the action of professional wrestling. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... WWE RAW Brand house show from the Continental Airlines Arena on December 28, 2006 A house show is a professional wrestling show run by a major promotion (such as WWE or TNA), that is not televised or taped. ... Nickname: Motto: SPQR: Senatus Populusque Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC Government  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area  - City 1,285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban 5... is the 329th day of the year (330th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Nunzio and Vito would both briefly make a face turn by briefly engaging in a feud against Gregory Helms. Later on however, Vito and Nunzio would quickly go back to being heels due to Vito's new god father gimmick.


A significant event occurred for Nunzio during a Triple Threat match when The Great Khali interrupted the match and threw him approximately 10 feet to the floor with no extra padding to soften the fall. Many types of matches can be found in professional wrestling. ... Dalip Singh Rana[2] (born August 27, 1972) better known by his ring name The Great Khali, is an Indian professional wrestler and actor. ... A bump occurs whenever a wrestler hits the mat or the arena floor after receiving a move from his/her opponent. ...


In late May 2006, Nunzio's partnership with Vito began to crumble after it was revealed that Vito (kayfabe) enjoyed cross-dressing, which made Nunzio feel betrayed and embarrassed. Nunzio ended his alliance with Vito. In professional wrestling, kayfabe (pronounced KAY-fayb; IPA: ) refers to the portrayal of events within the industry as real, that is the portrayal of professional wrestling as not staged or worked. ... This articles is about cross-dressing in general, that is the act of wearing the clothing of another gender for any reason. ...


ECW brand

In June when the ECW brand was launched, Nunzio left SmackDown! to join other "ECW originals" on ECW, retaking his Little Guido name in the process. The F.B.I. was revived again, this time with Little Guido as a face once again, along side Tony Mamaluke and Trinity. The F.B.I. have been used for tag matches in ECW to either take on debuting tag teams or facing another tag team when a tag match is needed. At December to Dismember, The F.B.I. took on Elijah Burke and Sylvester Terkay in a losing effort. His partner Tony Mamaluke was released on January 18, leaving Guido and Trinity alone to carry on the stable. This article is about the WWE brand. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... This article is about the WWE brand. ... The Full Blooded Italians (or F.B.I.) was a professional wrestling stable that previously wrestled in World Wrestling Entertainments ECW brand. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stephanie Finochio (born December 1, 1971) is an Italian American stuntwoman and professional wrestler/valet better known by her ring name Trinity. ... The Full Blooded Italians (or F.B.I.) was a professional wrestling stable that previously wrestled in World Wrestling Entertainments ECW brand. ... This article is about the WWE brand. ... ECW December to Dismember 2006 was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that was held on December 3, 2006 at the James Brown Arena in Augusta, Georgia. ... The Full Blooded Italians (or F.B.I.) was a professional wrestling stable that previously wrestled in World Wrestling Entertainments ECW brand. ... Elijah Samuel Burke[1] (born May 24, 1978) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its ECW brand. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


After Tony Mamaluke’s release, Little Guido vanished from television. Only appearing once on ECW brand television (with the Little Guido name). After his hiatus, he later returned on the April 17, 2007 episode (in Italy, where he was well received by fans) using his old Nunzio name again but without Trinity. He has begun to make more appearances on Sci-Fi though usually without a full entrance. His most recent losing efforts came against Kevin Thorn and on the June 19 edition he lost to the debuting Johnny Nitro and The Miz. Nunzio then disappeared from television for a few monthes before on the September 11 edition of ECW,returning in a losing effort to Matt Striker. In a recent WWE house show Nunzio defeated Elijah Burke with a Roll-Up. This article is about the WWE brand. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Kevin Matthew Fertig (born January 17, 1977) is an American professional wrestler currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under their Extreme Championship Wrestling brand, under the name Kevin Thorn. ... is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... John Randall Hennigan[7] (born October 3, 1979),[8] is an American professional wrestler better known by his former ring name Johnny Nitro. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Matthew Kaye aka Matt Striker is a professional wrestler performing for World Wrestling Entertainments RAW brand. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, or WWE, is a professional wrestling promotion, currently the largest in North America. ... Elijah Samuel Burke[1] (born May 24, 1978) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment wrestling on its ECW brand. ...


In wrestling

  • Finishing and signature moves
  • Signature taunts
  • The fangul
  • Points finger at his head, indicating he is smarter than his opponent. (Note: Matt Striker does the same thing due to his teacher's gimmick)
  • Nicknames
  • The Sicilian Shooter
  • The Extreme Stud
  • The Pugnacious Pisant
  • Managers

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Championships and accomplishments

  • Chaotic Wrestling
  • CW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Luis Ortiz
  • USA Pro Wrestling
  • USA Pro United States Championship (1 time)
  • USA Pro Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Kid Kruel

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Outside of wrestling

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References

  1. ^ a b c d Online World of Wrestling Profile. onlineworldofwrestling.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-30.

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External links

  • WWE Profile

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