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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 1 October 1961Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Birth NameAmarico Sebastiano Costantino
Nickname The Role Model
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Rico Constintino is a former police officer from Las Vegas, Nevada. He first appeared on American Gladiators and soon began to be fasinated by pro wrestling. He was trained by Jessie Hernadez at the school of Hardknocks (www.ewf-wrestling.net) in San Bernardino, California. He became the first rookie ever to hold the Empire Wrestling Federation championship. He soon was given a developmental deal with the then World Wrestling Federation (WWF). He wrestled in Ohio Valley Wrestling and other developmental territories as well as dark matches on Raw until he finally debuted on WWF TV as the "stylist" for tag champs Billy Gunn (Kip Sopp) and Chuck Pulombo AKA Billy and Chucky. Rico has been mentioned many times in Pro Wrestling Illustrated and other national Magazines and is a favorite of many "smart" wrestling fans.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Rico Costantino was born on 1 October 1961 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rico was better known recently as a flamboyant hair-stylist and fashion advisor to the tag tandem "Billy & Chuck" as well wrestling sometimes. Rico also won the American Gladiators championship and before he got in wrestling he worked for the Las Vegas Police Department. It was the job in LVPD that he got shot, mugged, beaten up and stabbed which made Rico stronger and went in wrestling. Used to wrestle for Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) whilst under WWF developmental deal.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Linda Lopipero (6 November 1982 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (6)

Finishing move: Rico Spinning Kick (Spinning Leg Lariat)
Finishing move: Sideburn Stunner (Kneeing Neckbreaker)
Finishing move: High Hard One/Ricosault (Moonsault)
Trademark move: Step over Arm Wrench with a Mule Kick
Trademark move: Leaping Double-Knee Backbreaker
Trademark move: Middle-Rope Springboard Corner Enzuigiri

Trivia (19)

Professional Wrestler.
Won the American Gladiators Championship in the 1990-1991 season.
Turned on Billy and Chuck on the September 12th, 2002 edition of Smackdown! and joined Eric Bischoff on WWE Raw.
Was shot 3 times when he was a Las Vegas police officer
Holds a black belt in the Kenpo system of Karate.
Due to his age, many of the WWE Management were hesitant to sign him, but Jim Ross, the Head of Talent Relations saw something in him and chose to sign him.
Appeared on the European game show "Capture Ft. Boyard", and a win over his former Gladiator nemesis Craig Branham. In the Fort Boyard show, he was the first and only competitor to capture the needed key in the bungee jump challenge on an upswing. The rules were changed after that, as no one actually thought it could be done until that point.
In Ft. Boyard show, unable to use their clothing to carry the valuable coins, Rico picked up one of his female teammates and filled her lap instead, proving his wit matches his strength.
Notable Title Wins Include: American Gladiators Champion; EWF Heavyweight title; PPW Heavyweight title; HWA Heavyweight title; OVW Heavyweight title (3); OVW Southern Tag Team titles; WWE Tag Team titles w/Rikishi; WWE Tag Team titles w/Charlie Haas
There are four American Gladiator trading cards featuring Rico, as well as a Red Challenger action figure that bears his image.
Worked as a stuntman as Batman & Conan in a California theme park, and injured his knee doing this.
Finishing Moves: Spinning Kick and Top-Rope Moonsault

Trademark Moves: Fast kicks and the Mule Kick
Was once a member of the Christian evangelistic group The Power Team, in which he performed various stunts and acts of strength.
Previous Managers: Kenny Bolin, Miss Jackie.
Released by World Wrestling Entertainment. Rumoured to be in talks with upstart rival NWA-TNA Wrestling. [November 2004]
Was traded to smackdown with his manager Miss Jackie [April 2004]
Joined Eric Bischoff on Raw. [September 2002]
Won the Smackdown Tag Title with Charlie Haas. [April 2004]
Has now retired from Wrestling and is a law enforcement officer again. [July 2005]

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