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THIS IS MY WRESTLING BIOGRAPHY.. I WRESTLED FOR CLOSE TO 18 YEARS ON THE INDEPENDENT CIRCUIT, THIS INFORMATION IS FOR THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN MY CAREER! i HAD A GREAT RIDE AND ITS STILL SOMTHING I DO FROM TIME TO TIME.. ENJOY!  

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BIO
 
NICK NAMES:
Golden gorilla!
EXTREME STRONGMAN
HAMMERHEAD
HUMAN ANVIL
HUMAN HAMMER
HUMAN HAMMER HEAD
 

WRESTLING  INFO:
GINO MARTINO
current: 5'10" 210 LBS (2/21/2013)
my weight has I been as heavy as 350lbs.
 
REVERE MASSACHUSETTS
YEARS PRO 18
 
MASTER OF THE HEADBUTT!!
 
FINISHER:
HEADBUTTINATOR:SPINNING TOP ROPE HEADBUTT
 
JOUNCE: Running  Head Slam
 
SPLITTER ( NECK TRAP/RAPID FIRE HEADBUTT DROP into a BACKBREAKER)
 
 
 
Baker Breaker (Head butt TO THE HEART)
Taught to me by my mentor the legendary Ox Baker
 
OTHER: 
Atomic Fist (AKA Haymaker from Hell)
IRON CLUTCH-Camel Clutch
Martiniku Driver(Michinku driver)
AX GRINDER (SUICIDE ELBOW OFF THE APRON ONTO THE ARENA FLOOR)
SPINAL TAP(BEAR HUG/SPINEBUSTER COMBO) **FINISHER FOR YEARS!!!!
POWER BOMB
MARTINO BREAKER (SIT OUT BODY VISE)
Gannousuke Roll (JAPANESE ARM TRAP /ROLLING PIN COMBO)
 
 
Style:  POWER - BRAWLER
 
SPECIALTY MATCHES: The more violent the better
 
MUSIC: GINO MARTINO THEME BY JAMES MCBRIDE
               BACK IN BLACK BY AC/DC
               ROMPER STOMPER BY THE TRANSPLANTS
              SALVATION-CHIMERA(INFLICTION)
 
 
Trainers:
Bruiser Costa,Rip Morrison, Dan Petiglio 
 & Paul Zine(#315 in 1996 PWI Top 500):
Additional Training  Ox Baker  & THE IRON SHIEK

Managed by 

OX BAKER, CAPT LOU ALBANO, THE PARAGON OF EXCELLENCE, "CASH MONEY BOY" VINNIE CAPELLI, TINY "THE TERRIBLE", SCOTT KNIGHT, MR TROUBLEMAN,THE PINK ASSASSIN, HEFF. STUDLEY STEVE STALLION, QUINTAN MICHEALS, NICK SANTONE, DR EVERETT PAYNE, JOHNNY FABULOUS. MICHEAL A PRIMER, MISTRESS BELMONT!

PWI RANKINGS
 
2001 RANKED 477
(5'11",341,5,NL)
"The Extreme Strongman" can break concrete cinderblocks over his head and encourages 300 pound wrestlers to stand on his chest as he lays on beds of nails...Defeated Jay Jaillette for the Chaotic Wrestling Title on October 20,2000, and reigned for seven months...Dethroned by Rick Fuller in Revere Massachusetts...Regained the belt in a hard fought battle...Retained the strap against Kronus, Tony Atlas, and his own partner Ali Mohammed..as vicious as strong... finisher is the Spinal tap, a crushing bearhug /powerslam combination.
 
 
2002 RANKED 460
(5'11" 312 6 477)
SWAPPED THE CHAOTIC WRESTLING TITLE WITH RICK FULLER IN A SERIES OF BRUTAL MATCHES IN 2OO1.. SUFFERED A NECK INJURY IN HIS LOSS TO RONNIE D LISHUS ON SEPTEMBER 7 ,2001..OUT OF ACTION FOR 3 MONTHS..RETURNED TO ACTION 3 MONTHS AFTER LOSING 30 LBS.. HIS FINISHER IS THE SPINAL TAP,  A CRUSHING BEARHUG/POWERSLAM COMBINATION
 
2003 RANKED 484  
 
(5'11',310,6 460)
This sadistic headbutt master uses bowling balls and jachhammers to smash bricks over his skull..Hold the Asiatic Title..Feuded with Travis Funk and Tony Atlas..Brutalizes opponants with fists,lariats, and the suicidal elbow...His finisher is the Spinal Tap..Former Ultimate Championship Wrestling and Chaotic WrestlingTitleholder..Turned against Millenium Wrestling FederationCommisioner Von Johnson, who recruited himto take out Ralph Lano...Managed by Ox Baker in UCW and MWF...He and Ali Mohammad comprise The Millenium Killaz.. Competes throughout New England
 
2005 RANKED 485
(5'11" 275 9,NL) 
The Extreme Strongman has been training with the Iron Sheik Perfecting his Camel Clutch.... In a bit of old school flair, Martino offered 5000$ headbutt challenge to show the world he has the hardest head in all prowrestling... Compliments his power wrestling style with hardcore tactics and is known for competeing in matches involving copious amounts of thumbtacks, barbed wire and fire...Joined Ox Bakers Army of Kamala and the excutioner to face Todd Hansen Cowboy Bob Orton and beau Douglas... Though Excutioner was pinned , Martino was blamed and was booted from Ox's Army.. Preparing to return to the MWF with the knowledge he has gotten from his time with the time he spent with The Iron Sheik. 
 
2011 RANKED THE  NUMBER 500!
RANKED 500 IN THE TOP 500 PROWRESTLERS IN THE WORLD!
Gino Martino( 5'11" 290LBS  NL) New England veteran has a legitimate claim to having the strongest skull in Pro Wrestling and even the world ..Was featured on Stan Lee's Superhumans were an MRI measured his skull to be 2.3 times thicker then the average human's skull..Broke the Guinness world record of having 45 cement blocks broken over his head by 16 pound bowling ball...Favorite move is the Jounce, a running headbutt to the ribs and the headbutinator, a diving headbutt to the floor. 

CHAMPIONSHIPS:

  • WIWO Heavyweight title defeating Sonny Goodspeed (July 1997);
  • WIWO Heavyweight title defeating Bart Har(tPinky Petunia) (September 1997);
  • PLW Heavyweight title defeating Universal Soldier (March 29, 1999);
  • UCW Heavyweight title defeating Ebony Blade (May 8, 1999)
  • IWA Heavyweight title defeating Dane (June 5, 1999);
  • UCW Tag Team titles w/Ali Mohammed defeating Kyle Storm & Widowmaker (August 1999);
  • IIW Tag Team titles w/Ali Mohammed win Tag Team Battle Royal (May 27, 2000);
  • PCW Tag Team titles w/Ali Mohammed defeating The Damned and Elements of Suicide (June 9, 2000);
  • AWF Hardcore title defeating Astro Man (July 15, 2000);
  • NWA New England Tag Team titles WAli Mohammed over Luis Ortiz, Slky Wagner Brown & Jason Rumble (July 20, 2000);
  • NWA New England Brass Knuckles title Over Gilmore,Paine,Nemesis,Mason and Paine(August 24, 2000);
  • Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight title over Jay Jaillette(October 20, 2000);
  • IIW Street Fight title defeating Jamie Paine in a Stretcher match (November 11, 2000);
  • Chaotic Wrestling Heavyweight title over Rich Fuller(June 29, 2001);
  • PCW Tag Team titles w/Ali Mohammed defeating The Mutilators (October 4, 2002);
  • UCW Heavyweight title defeating Travis Funk in a Strap match (January 18, 2003);
  • UCW Tag Team titles w/Ali Mohammed defeating Zero Hour (April 4, 2004);
  • NWA New England Brass Knuckles title Taped fist Battle Royal(June 4, 2004);
  • NWW Tag Team titles w/Ali Mohammed defeating Jimmy Cash and Paulie Gilmore (July 25, 2004);
  • NWA New England Brass Knuckles title Defeating Osirus (August 10, 2004);
  • NWA New England Colonial title Battle Royale(November 4, 2004);
  • ASIATIC Heavyweight title by winning a Kendo Stick Battle Royal (December 4, 2004);
  • NWH Tag Team titles w/Danny Dangerous defeating Sonny Roselli & Larry Huntly (February 3, 2005)
  • NWA New England Heavyweight title over Apocylypse &The Outpatient(February 4, 2005);
  • ASWF (All Star Wrestling Federation) Hardcore title defeating Pierre Vachon & Dave Donavan (July 16, 2005);
  • AWA (American Wrestling Association) Brass Knuckles title over Kamala (September 24, 2005);
  • CWA/AWA Montreal Tag Team titles w/Pierre Vachon over Sexxy Eddey & Necro butcher(April 8, 2006);
  • NWW Undisputed Brass Knuckles title - awarded (May 6, 2006);
  • CWA/AWA Montreal Heavyweight title over Brick Crawford(August 19, 2006)
  • Big Time Wrestling United States Champion over Mister T. A.(Dec 1, 2006) 
  • Independent Wrestling Entertainment  Tag Team Titles w Johnny Primer over Jim Capone n Ninja( Sept 24,2010)

     

  • Powerhouse Wrestling Tag Team Titles w Tommy Mack over The Untouchables(April 20011)

  • All Out Mayhem Heavyweight Title over "Living Legend" Larry Zybysco via pin fall(April 21, 2012)  

  • Independant Wrestling Entertainment Heavyweight Wrestling Championship : Gino Martino won vacant title as winner of the King of New England Battle Royal (August 4, 2012)

  • Chaotic Wrestling Tag Team Titles: Gino Martino and Jon Poe beat the Logans(Matt and Bryan)(Woburn Massachusetts Nov 30, 2012) 

  • *Won the 2004 2nd annual Tony Rumble Memorial Rumble

  • *Finalist in the 2004 1st annual Tony Rumble Memorial Rumble 

  • a couple of years ago I  got ranked as one of wrestlings top brawlers in wrestling today! 
    The rankings i was told was based on brawling ability, hardcore title/brawler title held, where the title was defended etc......
    heres the rankings...
    1) Bull Curry - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (20)
    2) Boris Malenko - Florida Brass Knuckles Title (8)
    3) Crash Holly - WWF Hardcore Title (8)
    4) Killer Karl Kox - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (3), Florida Brass Knuckles Title (3), NWA Tri-State Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    5) Jose Lothario - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (4), Florida Brass Knuckles Title (3)
    6) Necro Butcher - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (4), IWA-Mid South KotDM Winner (1), CZW Tournament of Death Winner (1)
    7) Bruiser Brody - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (6)
    8) Huracan Castillo - IWA-PR Hardcore Title (5)
    9) Mark Lewin - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (5)
    10) Don Fargo - NWA Gulf Coast Brass Knuckles Title (2), NWA Tri-State Brass Knuckles Title (1), NWA Mid America Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    11) Dusty Rhodes - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (2), Florida Brass Knuckles Title (2)
    12) Bugsy McGraw - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (3), Florida Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    13) Mr. Pogo - BJPW Deathmatch Heavyweight Title (2), WWA/FMW Brass Knuckles Title (2)
    14) Atsushi Onita - WWA/FMW Brass Knuckles Title (4)
    15) Tony Borne - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (4)
    16) Louis Tillet - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (4)
    17) Al Snow - WWF Hardcore Title (4)
    18) Big Boss Man - WWF Hardcore Title (4)
    19) Johnny Valentine - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (2), Florida Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    20) Madman Pondo - IWA Mid-South Hardcore Title (2), IWA-Mid South KotDM Winner (1)
    21) Bobby Duncum - Florida Brass Knuckles Title (2), NWA Mid-Atlantic Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    22) Ciclon Negro - Florida Brass Knuckles Title (2), NWA Mid-Atlantic Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    23) One Man Gang - WWC Hardcore Title (2), Florida Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    24) Mike Awesome - WWA/FMW Brass Knuckles Title (2), WWF Hardcore Title (1)
    25) Terry Funk - WCW Hardcore Title (3)
    26) Shadow WX - BJPW Deathmatch Heavyweight Title (3)
    27) Fritz Von Erich - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (3)
    28) Hayabusa - WWA/FMW Brass Knuckles Title (3)
    29) Raven - WWF Hardcore Title (3)
    30) Danny McShain - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (3)
    31) Hardcore Holly - WWF Hardcore Title (3)
    32) Billy Graham - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (3)
    33) Joe Christie - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (3)
    34) Tarzan Tyler - Florida Brass Knuckles Title (3)
    35) Zandig - BJPW Deathmatch Heavyweight Title (3)
    36) NY Rican Baldie - IWA-PR Hardcore Title (3)
    37) Ricky Banderas - IWA-PR Hardcore Title (3)
    38) Brian Knobs - WCW Hardcore Title (3)
    39) Gino Martino - NWA New England Brass Knuckles Title (3)
    40) Rob Van Dam - WWF Hardcore Title (3)
    41) Stevie Richards - WWF Hardcore Title (3)
    42) Mick Foley - IWA-Japan KotDM Winner (1), WWF Hardcore Title (1)
    43) Abdullah the Butcher - BJPW Deathmatch Heavyweight Title (1), Texas Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    44) Kanemura - FMW Deathmatch Title (1), WWA/FMW Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    45) Rocky Johnson - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (1), Florida Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    46) Mike DiBiase - Texas Brass Knuckles Title (1), Florida Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    47) Thunderbolt Patterson - Florida Brass Knuckles Title (1), NWA Tri-State Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    48) Black Bart - Florida Brass Knuckles Title (1), NWA Mid-Atlantic Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    49) Ron Bass - NWA Mid-Atlantic Brass Knuckles Title (1), NWA Tri-State Brass Knuckles Title (1)
    50) Mitsuhiro Matsunaga - BJPW Deathmatch Heavyweight Title (2)
    51) Ryuji Yamakawa - BJPW Deathmatch Heavyweight Title (2)
    52) Tomoaki Honma - BJPW Deathmatch Heavyweight Title (2)
    53) Carlos Colon - WWC Hardcore Title (2)
    54) Ian Rotten - IWA-Mid South KotDM Winner (2)
    55) Blackjack Mulligan - Florida Brass Knuckles Title (2)
    56) Jeff Hardy - WWF Hardcore Title (2)
    57) Abyss - IWA-PR Hardcore Title (2)
    58) Supreme - XPW KotDM Winner (2)
    59) 2 Tuff Tony - IWA Mid-South Hardcore Title (2)
    60) Bubba Ray Dudley - WWF Hardcore Title (2)
    61) Rhyno - WWF Hardcore Title (2)
    62) Super Crazy - IWA-PR Hardcore Title
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    INFORMATION /BACKGROUND

    Bruiser Costa trained me in NH (poor ripper!)
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    a 300lb lobsterman could he could be vicious

    NEW ENGLAND PROWRESTLING HALL OF FAME-2009!
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    Opening pitch & seventh inning stretch exhibition
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    for the Lowell Spinners in of 5000ppl! broke 4 bars on head!

    NWA NEW ENGLAND/CWA-2012!
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    Awards and Honors

    INDUCTED INTO THE CENTURY WRESTLING ALLIANCE HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2012! 

    INDUCTED INTO THE CHAOTIC WRESTLING HALL OF FAME  FEBRUARY 2010!

    INDUCTED INTO THE NEW PROWRESTLING HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2009!

    One of  two men to HOLD THE NWA (NATIONAL WRESTLING ALLIANCE) and AWA(AMERICAN WRESTLING ASSOCIATION)  BRASS KNUCKLES TITLES AT THE SAME TIME! (other being Don Fargo)

     

     Only man to hold  the NWA NEW ENGLAND BRASS KNUCKLES  TITLE & NWA NEW ENGLAND COLONIAL TITLE AND NWA NEW ENGLAND HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPAT THE SAME TIME 2/4/05

    Voted best NWH match of the year Osirus vs Martino "Buxton Bar Room Brawl" on the Freaks of Wrestling site.

    *First wrestler to hold 3 top Rhode Island Independent Heavyweight Wrestling Titles (UCW, IWA, AND PLW) Simultaneously

    *1998 PLW Best newcomer award.

    *First wrestler to hold the NWA New England Tag Team and Brass Knux Title at the
    same time.

    IIW Tag Team of the year (Millenium Killaz)

    2000 Chaotic Wrestling Match Of The Year: vs Jay Jaillette

    2000 Chaotic Feud Of The Year: Millenium Killaz vs One Night Stand.

    RANKED IN  Prowrestling Illustrated 500 01,02,03 and 05
     
    2001 CHAOTIC WRESTLER OF THE YEAR

    *2001 CHAOTIC BEST MATCH OF THE YEAR: KING OF CHAOS
    ***FINALIST IN "THE KING OF CHAOS 2001"TOURNEMENT FIRST EVER -NO ROPE BARBWIRE  MATCH EVER IN NEW ENGLAND.


    *2001 CHAOTIC BEST MOMENT OF THE YEAR: KING OF CHAOS

    *2001 CHAOTIC BEST THEME MUSIC: GI-NO MAR-TINO


    *NE INFORMER- WRESTLER OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2000

    Voted Most Dangerous Wrestler In New England by fans of the Wrestling Attic, beating out, The Damned, Curtis Slam dog, Jamie Paine, Nemisis, and Big Dick Dudley

    Articles and/or pictures in the following magazines/newspapers:
    SILVER CITY BULLITAN 
    Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    Wrestle America
    New Wave Wrestling
    WOW (Biweekly)
    NESN RINGMASTERS NE PROWRESTLING DOCUMENTARY 
    Boston Globe (New Hampshire Edition)
    Revere Journal
    Lynn Item
    Attleboro Sun Chronicle
    Boston Magazine
    Slam (Canada)Wrestling
    Featured guest on many cable access Sports Shows and Wrestling Shows;
    Performed quick demo Cornilia, Ga

    Appeared on numerous public access stations through out New England!

    -Inside Prowrestling PUBLIC ACCESS SHOW/STONEHAM.
    Most Requested match of the year( Martino vs John Kronus Blood Bath Street Fight from Johnson and Wales College) on Joe Bruins Hardcore Wrestling Show on Cox Cable in Rhode Island.
    Appeared on WROR Wally AND Loren Show in Burlington.Ma performing Feats of Strength for guests and listeners

    Toughest Opponents:John Kronus, The Pitbulls, Bob Orton Jr, Sandman, Justin Credible, Greg Valentine,The Legandary Missing Link,  Savio Vega,Spike Dudley,Tony Atlas, Jimmy Snuka, Kamala,   Head Shrinker Samu, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER etc.....

    RESPECT:
     
    Ox Baker- A great guy and my current trainer. I've said it before and i'll say it again "To be a Killer you have to be trained by a Killer. A master of psychology, I have had the pleasure of having him in my corner for numerous matches in my career-he is a great guy and a good freind!

    Jay Sledge: My bro and 2nd place finisher in the 2000 NEW ENGLAND STRONGEST MAN CONTEST(240 PLUS DIVISION).A 600 pound bench presser and has dead lifted close to 750 lbs. He has pressed over 365 lbs over head for over 5 reps and maxed at about 425lbs!!! The only man that I trust slamming a 16 lb hammer into the cinder block resting on my head. He has helped me get ready for my demonstrations and is ready at a moments notice. We have done over two dozen strongman shows over the last 2 years and has busted his ass. Thanks man.  Nowhe's down to 180lbs, good job!

    Tony Rumble: Treated me with total respect and made me part of something special. I had the pleasure of traveling to and from shows with him quite a bit towards the tail end on his life. I just started to get know him personally and he passed on. He truly loved the biz and his boys.

    Bill Eadie: I had the pleasure of traveling with bill a few times when he was working in New England, His insight and professionalism is second to none, his critque of my interview style has helped me tremendously.

    Rick Steamboat: Tremendous wealth of knowledge and I was very happy I could perform in front of him in one of my Chaotic Wrestling Title matches. I had a great time talking to him before and after my match .

    Anthony Rufo: First Class Act and My Best Friend in this sport.
     
    Paul Zine: Great guy and friend, He helped me get work when I had none and helped design my persona -thanks man.

    Cody Boynes: Talk show host and part time wrestler/ manager, is in it for the love of the game not the money.

    Fred Curry: I met Flying Fred Curry at a few shows that I was working in CT. He was managing his son'' ROCKET" Fred Curry jr. We talked about his father Wild Bull Curry (personal hero of mine), The Funks, The Sheik, and so many other topics relating to wrestling past. He was a great guy to talk to.

    Bert Centenno: Bert has helped me along the way. He is a true professional and has helped me in the gym countless times, He is a great trainer and has been to the show.

    Chief Dave Foxx: Dave passed on this November, it was a shame. It broke my heart. He was a good friend, teacher and pro. I miss him.


     

    Personal Shoutouts: (my daughters and truest loves of my life). My Nephew Jamie and niece Nikki, My family, LEE LEE, DOUBLE DEE, BABARELLA AND UNCLE RICH(RIP),MY PEOPLE (My fans that come support me-Farmer Jeff and Chaotic Jenn & MIKE JAS), Team Extreme (Jay Sledge the Hamma Man,BIG DAVE,Bud lite years and Anthony), chad,josh , tex GA,CUZZIN CAT AND THE REST OF THE COV CLAN,SUCKAS NEED TO KNOW, ,   .... OV, mic morrison,Biggs Ent, MR CROWLEY,Tiny, Boys at Patriot,bruce depina(sonny ) and family,gary gold,travis and mrs funkerand the rest of the family, ,Iron Ring Martial Arts Academy, , all the boyz. SWEET BABY BEEZITCH and A.H.ARMAGEDON. James McBride.  RicH&lisa PALLIDINO,GOON,  fab phil,  Si Gung :Ah Kang Wong and Sifu James Banks,Seth, ,Universal Showdown, Kyle & Kim Storm , TOM DEE,f'n live wire, FRANKIE ZANO ,CHOPPER,, Master Sandy, (2003-2008) WISH I HAD BACK THOSE  YEARS -MAKING UP LOST TIME AND FN LOVIN IT!,

     THE UNFORGIVEN(Troy Young AND SCOTT kNIGHT),seth holmes, john and angela sevigny,lethal paul,mr wrestling#4(SHANE),verte,joe bruin,ronny&andy,plw's jason(DEREK MOLHAN),jason del-rumble,cris chirisma,STUDDLEY STEVE STALLION, ,, Burgandy, Radical Rick,Dan bidondI,,jackel,HEFF, Kevin Thomas,widowmaker (HEY ERIC,i have my hearing back now thank you),my trainer Joe Oranatte and Olympia gym,ALL THE PROMOTIONS THAT RUN SHOWS FOR THE LOVE OF IT, All THE PEOPLE I Forgot, THE DIRTY DAWGZ
    REMEMBER!!!!!! TUCK YOUR CHIN!!!