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Robert Marella (1937–1999)

Robert Marella was born on June 4, 1937 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert James Marella. He is known for his work on The Slammy Awards (1986), Best of Bret 'Hit Man' Hart (1993) and WrestleMania III (1987). He was married to Maureen. He died on October 6, 1999 in Mooresville, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Slammy Awards
The Slammy Awards Himself - Co-Host
Best of Bret 'Hit Man' Hart
Best of Bret 'Hit Man' Hart Himself - Announcer
WrestleMania III
WrestleMania III Gorilla Monsoon - Commentator
WWF Challenge
WWF Challenge Gorilla Monsoon / Gorilla Monsoon- commentator


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 1995 WWF: U.K. Fan Favorites (Video)
 1994 WWF Action Zone (TV Series)
Gorilla Monsoon
 1991 Royal Rumble (Video)
Gorilla Monsoon
 1988 Summerslam (TV Movie)
Gorilla Monsoon
 1985 WWF on NESN (TV Series)
Gorilla Monsoon
 1985 The War to Settle the Score (TV Movie)
Gorilla Monsoon (voice)
 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 1 (Video)
Gorilla Monsoon
 1985 Best of the WWF Volume 2 (Video)
Gorilla Monsoon
 1985 Biggest, Smallest, Strangest, Strongest! (Video)
Gorilla Monsoon
 1985 Wrestling's Bloopers, Bleeps and Bodyslams! (Video)
Gorilla Monsoon
 1962 Wrestling at the Chase (TV Series)
Gino Marella
- Episode dated 3 March 1962 (1962) ... Gino Marella
- Episode dated 10 February 1962 (1962) ... Gino Marella
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Alternate Names:

Gorilla Monsoon


6' 6" (1.98 m)

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(To Bobby "The Brain" Heenan) "Will you stop?!" See more »


For the first four years of his wrestling career he wrestled under his own name. Despite his size and skill, he was just another Italian-American wrestler. He realized that "heels," especially those with a gimmick, drew more attention and therefore made more money. In 1963 he grew a beard and became "Gorilla Monsoon." The character's backstory was that he was born on a isolated farm in Manchuria.... See more »


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