Pro Wrestling Since 1997

Menu

Little Guido



Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Photo credit: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Real name: James Maritato
Height: 5’6″
Weight: 175 lbs.
Date of birth: March 12, 1972
Hometown: Sicily, Italy
Pro debut: September 1991
Trained by: Billy Robinson
Finishing move: Sicilian Crab

Biography

– Maritato first got involved in wrestling with the UWFI (Union of Wrestling Force International), where he trained with Billy Robinson, Lou Thesz and Danny Hodge.
– In 1995, Guido was contacted by Paul Heyman, who asked him to work a gimmick with J.T. Smith, the Full Blooded Italians.
– After a brief stint as Damien Stone, Guido became James Maritato and later Little Guido Maritato.
– On October 18, 1997, Little Guido and Tracey Smothers defeated New Jack and John Kronus for the ECW World Tag Team title in Philadelphia, PA.
– At the ’97 November to Remember, Little Guido and Smothers defeated the Dudleys, Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten and New Jack and Kronus in a four way dance to retain the ECW World Tag Team title.
– In 1999, the Full Bloodied Italians group consisted of Little Guido, Tony Mamaluke, and Big E. Sal Graziano.
– At Living Dangerously ’99, Little Guido beat Antifaz del Norte.
– At the 1999 November to Remember PPV in Asbury Park, NJ, Little Guido defeated Nova.
– Little Guido downed Mikey Whipwreck and Simon Diamond in Milwaukee, WI at Hardcore Heaven 2000.
– On the June 30, 2000 edition of “ECW on TNN,” Little Guido defeated Yoshihiro Tajiri.
– On the August 18, 2000 of “ECW on TNN,” the F.B.I. defeated Psisocis, Tajiri, and Whipwreck.
– On August 26, 2000, Little Guido and Mamaluke defeated Tajiri and Whipwreck for the ECW World Tag Team title in Queens, NY.
– At Anarchy Rulz 2000, Little Guido and Mamaluke defeated Tajiri and Whipreck to retain the ECW World Tag Team title.
– At the 2000 November to Remember in Villa Park, IL, Guido defeated Tajiri and Super Crazy in a three way dance.
– After ECW folded in early 2001, Guido remained active on the independent circuit.
– On March 4, 2001, the Sicilian Shooters (Little Guido and Kid Kruel) defeated the Boogie Knights to win the USA Pro Tag Team title in Hollywood, NY.
– On the December 12, 2002 edition of “Smackdown,” Maritato made his WWE television debut and attacked Crash Holly during a Jamie Noble-Crash match. It was later learned that Guido’s new name was Nunzio, and he and Noble were “cousins.”
– On the January 3, 2003 edition of “Smackdown,” Nunzio defeated Crash.
– A short later, Nunzio reformed the FBI – this time with Chuck Palumbo and Johhny Stamboli.
– At the August 2, 2005 “Smackdown” taping in Bridgeport, CT, Nunzio (with Big Vito) defeated Paul London to capture the WWE Cruiserweight title.
– On November 15, 2005 in Rome, Italy, Nunzio pinned Juvetund to regain the WWE Cruiserweight title.
– On June 7, 2006, Nunzio returned to ECW as Little Guido.
– At One Night Stand ’06, The FBI (Guido and Tony Mamaluke with Big Guido) defeated Super Crazy and Tajiri.
– Little Guido was released by WWE on August 8, 2008.
– In 2011, Little Guido was hired as a WWE referee, but was released in September 2011.


Post Category: ECW Alumni, ROH Roster/Free Agents

Tags: ,

Comments are closed.

Sponsors

Polls

Which match would you prefer for Wrestlemania 31?

Vote View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Do you have access to Destination America?

Loading ... Loading ...

Should Christian be inducted into the GERWECK.NET Hall of Fame?

Loading ... Loading ...