Big Guido

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Big Guido
Birth name Michael Iorio
Born (1964-04-20) April 20, 1964 (age 53)
Brentwood, New York[1]
Residence Los Angeles, California
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Big Guido[1]
Michael Fury[1]
Mike Fury[2]
Mike Iorio
Primo Carnera
Primo Carnera III[1]
Billed height 6 ft. 9 in. (206 cm)[1]
Billed weight 350 lb. (159 kg)
Debut 1984[1]
Retired 2013

Michael Iorio is a retired Italian American professional wrestler best known under the ring name of Big Guido. Iorio wrestled as an enforcer for The Full Blooded Italians in Extreme Championship Wrestling in the late 1990s. He was also a part of the team's reunion in World Wrestling Entertainment in 2005 and 2006. In addition, he has worked for Puerto Rico's International Wrestling Association and Empire State Wrestling.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

World Wrestling Federation[edit]

In 1991 and 1992, Iorio made a few appearances for the World Wrestling Federation as a jobber under the ring name Mike Fury. He lost to such stars at The British Bulldog, The Warlord, Tito Santana and Bret Hart.[2][3]

Full Blooded Italians[edit]

Michael Iorio first joined the Full Blooded Italians in the original ECW at Heatwave 1996, introduced as Little Guido's "little" brother, Big Guido. He accompanied the stable members to the ring, and sporadically fought actual matches.

Iorio reappeared on World Wrestling Entertainment's ECW brand's One Night Stand on June 12, 2005 accompanying the Full Blooded Italians to the ring.[4][5][6] Santoni then reappeared on ECW on June 11, 2006 during ECW One Night Stand alongside Tony Mamaluke and Little Guido.[7] On the June 13 edition of ECW, Big Guido took part in the hardcore battle royal and was eliminated by The Big Show, but helped Sabu eliminate Big Show.[8]

International Wrestling Association[edit]

In 2002, Iorio, under the ring name Primo Carnera won the International Wrestling Association's World Heavyweight Championship after the title was previously held up.[9] He lost the title the same day to Savio Vega.[9] In the following two months, he held the title two more times.[9]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Big Guido profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  2. ^ a b Graham Cawthon. "1991 WWF results". The History of WWE. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  3. ^ Graham Cawthon. "1992 WWF results". The History of WWE. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  4. ^ Gramlich, Chris (2005-06-13). "One great Night of hardcore hostalgia". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  5. ^ "One Night Stand results". WWE. 2005-06-12. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-12. 
  6. ^ Ian Hamilton (2006). Wrestling's Sinking Ship: What Happens to an Industry Without Competition (p.167). Lulu.com. ISBN 1-4116-1210-8. 
  7. ^ Scott E. Williams (2000). Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story of ECW (p.208). Sports Publishing LLC. ISBN 1-59670-225-7. 
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ a b c d Manuel O. González, Luis Santiago. "Historia del Campeonato Mundial de los Pesos Pesados". International Wrestling Association. Archived from the original on 2008-01-18. Retrieved 2008-02-04. 
  10. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 

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