|Birth name||Sabatino Piscitelli|
August 24, 1983 |
Boca Raton, Florida,
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Tino Sabbatelli
|Billed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Billed weight||240 lb (110 kg)|
|Billed from||Boca Raton, Florida|
|Trained by||WWE Performance Center|
|Debut||April 4, 2015|
Sabatino "Sabby" Piscitelli (born August 24, 1983) is an American professional wrestler and former American football safety. He is currently signed to WWE's developmental territory NXT, where he performs under the ring name Tino Sabbatelli.
Prior to joining WWE, Piscitelli played six years in the NFL. He was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round (64th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. He also played for the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs. He played collegiately at Oregon State.
- 1 Early years
- 2 College football career
- 3 Professional football career
- 4 Professional wrestling career
- 5 Personal life
- 6 In wrestling
- 7 Championships and accomplishments
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Piscitelli began his football career at Boca Raton High School. He began playing as a junior in high school, playing both defensive back and wide receiver. He received second team all-state honors as a senior, and received four letters as an outfielder for the school's baseball team.
College football career
Piscitelli in 2011.
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|Date of birth:||August 24, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Boca Raton, Florida|
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||221 lb (100 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 64|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
GP - Games Played, T - Tackles, AT - Assisted Tackles, TFL - Tackles for Loss, FF - Forced Fumbles, FR - Fumbles Recovered, PD - Passes Defensed, INTs - Interceptions, TDs - Touchdowns
† All-Pac 10 Honourable Mention 
‡ All-Pac 10 First Team 
Professional football career
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Piscitelli received an invitation to attend the NFL Combine due to his outstanding performance in his last year at Oregon State University. He posted the fastest pro agility time of 2006, ran a 4.44 second 40-yard dash, and bench pressed 225 lbs for 19 reps. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he broke his right foot and was placed on the injured reserve. On November 30, 2010 the Buccaneers released him.
Piscitelli was signed by the Cleveland Browns on December 1, 2010. He became a free agent after the season.
Kansas City Chiefs
Piscitelli signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on August 4, 2011.
GP - Games Played, ST - Solo Tackles, AT - Assisted Tackles, FF - Forced Fumbles, PD - Passes Defensed, INTs - Interceptions, TDs - Touchdowns
Professional wrestling career
In October 2014, Piscitelli signed a developmental contract with WWE and began training to become a professional wrestler at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. He made his in-ring debut for WWE's developmental territory, NXT, at a live event on April 4, 2015, competing unsuccessfully in a battle royal. After ten months of training, he suffered a concussion during an NXT live event. In October 2015, he was given the ring name Anthony Sabatelli, later tweaked to Tino Sabbatelli. He was featured on an exclusive TV show on the WWE Network called Breaking Ground, which featured his NXT training.
Sabbatelli made his televised debut on the October 12, 2016 episode of NXT, teaming with Riddick Moss in a loss to TM-61 in the first round of the 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. He made a further appearance on the January 4, 2017 episode of NXT, again teaming with Moss in a defeat to The Revival. Sabbatelli appeared again on the May 10, 2017 episode of NXT teaming with Moss in a loss to DIY.
Piscitelli has a brother named Sean, who wrestles on the independent circuit under the ring name Sean Swag. He is of Italian-American descent and speaks fluent Italian at home with his family.
Championships and accomplishments
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- "Tino Sabbatelli". WWE.
- "Piscitelli ready to compete". Retrieved 2008-08-20.[dead link]
- WWE NXT Rookies Get Ring Time
- Breacking Ground S01 E01. WWE.
- "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2017". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
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