1st Pick for the High Voltage Brand in the 2010 Draft
Name: Roberto Superstar
The Cult of Personality, The R Superstar, King of Wrestling, The Champ of the World
Other (and Former) Nicknames:
The Beautiful Man, The Rainbow Warrior, The Innovator of Style, Mr. Man Event, The Fight of the Night, The Headliner
Flamboyant Fan Favourite.
Super Mario Ganzo
Appearance: Outside the ring: Very flamboyant scarfs and unbuttoned shirts, dress pants and shiny white dress shoes. Inside the ring: Comes down the ring in a flashy robe and wrestles in tights ala Rick Rude.
Graduated from Cal State LA...got a master degree in Psychology.
New Entrance Music: Nelly - Champ of the World
2nd Entrance Music:
Living Colour - The Cult of Personality
1st Entrance Music:
Black Kids - I'm not gonna teach your boyfriend...Twelve rmx
1. Say what you will, do what you want, but remember one thing...your ass belongs to me.
2. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but I'll break your ass.
3. It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye sweetheart.
Charisma, Technical, Speed, Brawling, Power
The Milkshake (Shake Rattle & Roll Neckbreaker), The Flavours of Roberto (Walls of Jericho), The Fruitilicious (Hunrancanrana & pin combo), The Colours of the Rainbow (The Canadian Destroyer), The Tutti Frutti (The Tazzmission), The European Uppercut
The Ganzo Bomb (Power Bomb), The Edge (The Spear)
He is a backyard wrestler.
Being the host of The Rainbow Room and for having his own perfume "The Scent of Roberto".
(Roberto in his cool red leather coat)
(Roberto after winning his first World Title at Uprising '09)
(Roberto sporting his custom made CWA World Title)
(Roberto early in his career as the Saint with the XWP World Title)
(Roberto Superstar at 5SA '09)
robertotro.jpg Full List of Awards: 2009 CWA Babyface of the Year
2009 CWA Feu of the Year (With the Ultimate Pain)
2009 CWA Performance of the Year (Uprising versus the Ultimate Pain)
2009 TRO Most Popular Wrestler of the Year
2009 TRO Comeback of the Year
2009 TRO Feud of the Year (With The Ultimate Pain)
2009 TRO Match of the Year (Versus Nickolas K. Arsen at 5 Star Attraction)
2010 CWA Feud of the Year (With Nickolas K. Arsen)
2010 TRO Wrestler of the Year
2010 TRO Feud of the Year (With Nickolas K. Arsen)
2011 Comeback of the Year
2011 Match of the Year (With Rolando and the Ultimate Pain)
Cristian Sant'Angelo (born on May 7, 1984), better known by his ring name Roberto Superstar, is a Canadian professional wrestler of Italian descent currently signed to Clique Wrestling Alliance (CWA).
In professional wrestling, Roberto won numerous titles in the independent circuit before signing with CWA and winning the World Heavyweight Title.
Roberto initially came to prominence through his career on the professional wrestling independent circuit, primarily as a member of the Xtreme Wrestling Planet (XWP) roster, where he won the XWP World Tag Team Championship, XWP World Championship, and was the first head trainer of the XWP wrestling school. In 2009, Roberto signed a contract with CWA and was crowned the its first ever World Champion after he defeated Ultimate Pain.
Throughout his career, Roberto has used different gimmicks, but has always been a fan favourite. Before signing with CWA he used a Dark Angel gimmick and went by the name of The Saint.
Many analysts, as well as former and current wrestlers, consider Roberto Superstar to be the best pure wrestler in the world today.
EARLY & PERSONAL LIFE
Roberto was born in 1984 in the city of Naples, Italy. In 1987, when he was three years old, his family moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His mother, Teresa Raspucci, was a teacher and his father, Italo Sant'Angelo, was a welder. Roberto is the second child in the family and has an older brother and a younger brother and sister, including professional wrestler Davide Sant'Angelo, who is currently signed with XPW. His older brother Pietro has also trained but not competed at his brothers' level.
Roberto finished high school in 2002 and graduated with honors from the University of California in 2007. While attending University, he also attended Mario Ganzo's wrestling school, also known as the Chamber, where he was one of the only three guys to ever graduate (2fon Tastic and Reverend Rudy being the other two).
In 2008 he met his girlfriend Rachel Twist, whom he is still together with to this day.
Roberto began wrestling while in the 10th grade at Ryerson Catholic High School. While in high school, Roberto achieved a 122–5 win-loss record and was a two-time Ontario high school heavyweight wrestling champion, earning the title in both 2001 and 2002. He was then accepted to attend the University of California where he achieved a 40-2 win-loss record. Moreover, while attending the University, Roberto was a two-time All-American heavyweight wrestler. In 2005, Roberto went 40-2 and made18 pins in the Big Ten Championship, in which he placed second. Instead of trying to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics, Roberto decided instead to keep pursuing a professional wrestling career and thats when he decided to join Super Mario Ganzo's wrestling school.
Roberto, together with his brothers, began wrestling in backyards in his neighborhood. Not having the money for a ring, they used a trampolin. Also, a trampolin was way easier to carry around. More often than not, someone would get seriously injured. He would wrestle as I.M.Angel (I.M.stands for Italian Made). Roberto today speaks out against backyard wrestling.
Right after University, Roberto dedicated all his time to professional wrestling. Wrestled in various promotions around the country, before signing for XWP. This is where Roberto made a big name for himself and became an internet sensation with hardcore wrestling fans.
Roberto joined Xtreme Wrestling Planet (XWP) as The Saint, a vigilante gimmick and soon became involved in a feud with top villain Nick Corvo that featured numerous variants of no disqualification matches.
Roberto started climbing the ranks of XPW, including coming in second at the Third Anniversary Show during the tournament to crown the first XWP Hardcore Champion losing to Brandon Banks in the finals and winning the XPW World Tag Team Championship twice with Reverend Rudy as the Divine Saints. Both times Roberto and Rudy defeated the Malone Brothers to win the championship.
Circa May 2008, Roberto faced off against XWP World Champion Logan V for the championship in a three match series. The first match took place on May 12, 2008 at the Retribution PPV in Chicago, and resulted in a 60-minute time limit draw when neither Roberto nor Logan could pin or cause the other to submit in the 60 minutes. The second match between the two, took place on June 16 at the Journey to Hell PPV, where they again wrestled to a second 60-minute draw. In addition to Roberto vs Logan II becoming XWP's best-selling DVD at the time, the match received a five-star rating by Dane Neltzer's Top Rope Observer Newsletter. It was the first match in North America to receive a five-star rating in seven years—the last one being the Cage Match match between The Guardian Devil and The Ultimate Pain in 2001. Logan V ended the series by defeating Roberto in the third and final match on July 28, 2008 at Summer Havok 2 PPV in which there was a no time limit stipulation. To this day the three match series between Roberto and Logan V is considered to be some of the best wrestling matches ever witnessed.
In September 2008, Roberto finally achieved his dream of becoming XWP World Heavyweight Champion when he defeated The Black Sheep and Frankie Enzo in a triple threat match to crown a new champion, when Logan V was stripped of the Title due to being suspended after failing a drug test. All of these men had a long history with each other. Frankie Enzo is the son of Beppe Enzo, the same man who was trained by the late, great Mario Ganzo. Ganzo of course is the same man who trained both Roberto and Black Sheep.
Roberto successfully defended the Title on countless occasions defeating anyone who got in his way, until dropping the strap to former partner Reverend Rudy in a Table, Ladder and Chair Match on December 6th. This was Roberto's last match and soon after joined CWA. Roberto was given a 38 minutes standing ovation by the crowd in New York Madison Square Garden right after the match.
ROBERTO SIGNS WITH CWA
After a long bidding war between FTW and CWA, Roberto finally opted to sign for the new company, as he saw FTW as a sinking ship. FTW not very long after, went out of business.
In December 2008, CWA played a few vignettes of Christian whom was repackaged now as Roberto Superstar, a flamboyant and eccentric wrestler with questionable traits, whom sexual orientation made his opponents very uncomfortable. He started going by many nicknames, including The Man Event and The Innovator of Style, but mainly The Beautiful Man. Roberto utilized tactics such as groping his opponents and expressing affection towards them.
In the first ever CWA Adrenaline Rush, Roberto faced Vance Johnson, Mike Rotch and Frankie Enzo in one of the two elimination ranking matches to declare the the two top contenders to the CWA Heavyweight Title. Roberto won the match which meant that at the first ever CWA PPV, he would be facing the winner of the other ranking match Ultimate Pain for the Title at the first ever CWA PPV Uprising.
FIRST CWA TITLE
After short feuds with Vance Johnson and Frankie Enzo, Roberto and The Ultimate Pain finally squared off at Uprising to declare the first ever CWA Champion and Roberto made history when he defeated The Ultimate Pain by making him submit with his trademark move the Gay Crab. The move would later be renamed The Flavours of Roberto.
Roberto's popularity soar to new heights, as he was now appearing on late night talk shows, commercials and magazine covers. He also became the new face of GAP when he signed a very lucrative deal with them. On top of all that, he started hosting a new talk show "The Rainbow Room" at various CWA TV Shows.
Roberto defended the Title against all challengers, but on April 08/09 at CWA's second PPV In Exile, Roberto lost the CWA World Heavyweight Title to The Ultimate Pain. Their grueling match took place inside a Steel Cage and both man left In Exile with injuries. Roberto more so than Ultimate Pain and as a result had to take a few weeks off.
Roberto returned and right away was given a chance to win the CWA World Title back, as he and The Ultimate Pain headlined yet another CWA PPV. At Hostile Takeover, their match ended in a Double Count Out and as a result of that, The Ultimate Pain was able able to retain his Title.
On July 1st/09 at Adrenaline Rush, Roberto battled Rich Stone for a chance to face The Ultimate Pain at Redemption for the World Heavyweight Title. It was a hard fought match with Rich Stone on the offensive most of the match, but Roberto was victorious as he was able to catch the The Franchise with a very tight small package, when Rich Stone got himself distracted by arguing with the ref about a slow count.
On July 15th/09 Roberto once again Main Evented Adrenaline Rush in a blockbuster 6-men tag team match. Roberto teamed up with his good friend Doc Adams and rookie Ralph McCoy to take on the team of The Ultimate Pain, Joey Nicholas and newcomer Jay Walters. All six men gave great performances, but in the end it was Roberto's team who walked out of the American Airlines Arena in Miami victorious, when Roberto was able to pin Jay Walters.
The final stop in Roberto's quest to once again become CWA Champion was supposed to be at the Redemption PPV, but before the match, Roberto was brutally assaulted backstage by an unknown attacker. He was immediately taken to the hospital and was forced to pull out of the match. In the assault, Roberto suffered a severe neck injury that required surgery. Doctors estimated that he'd be out for at least a year.
ROBERTO RETURNS AND WINS 2nd WORLD TITLE
But on December 2nd at Adrenaline Rush, Roberto shocked the World, by not only returning early from his injury, but by beating current CWA Champion Kenneth Leblanc for the strap. It was a great moment for Roberto and for the millions of his fans who didn't know when they would ever see their hero again.
Roberto was now back full time, but something was different, as it seemed he had dropped the "supposedly gay" gimmick he had going before he had to take time off.
The decision to bring Roberto back early and hand him the Title, was due to the fact that CWA needed a blockbuster Main Event for their biggest PPV of the year, 5 Star Attraction. With The Ultimate Pain out, Doc Adams retired and the company having little faith in Kenneth Leblanc, CWA was desperate for a big name and Roberto was the only name that made sense.
The original plan was for Arsen to take over Roberto's spot as the hero of the company and win the Title off of Leblanc at 5SA, but with Roberto back, management decided to turn Arsen heel.
At 5 Star Attraction, Roberto and Nickolas Kennedy Arsen faced off and the match is still considered by many to be the best match in CWA history. Roberto retained, but Arsen went on to win the Royal Rumble Match, thus getting another Title shot at Uprising.
During this time, Arsen formed an alliance with newcomer Steve Osborn and this was when the Submission Coalition was born. To this day this stable is considered the greatest in CWA history, even defeating the Shining Rainbows in an episode of Adrenaline Rush. The losing streak would also keep going for Roberto, as Arsen would defeat his arch enemy at Uprising with a little bit of help from senior referee Billy Stevens.
Things would go from bad to worse at the March 10th, 2010 edition of Adrenaline Rush, as Roberto at the end of the six men tag between the R Superstar himself, his partners AMOA and their opponents Nicholas, Osborn and Arsen, would get laid out and cut open in the head with a chair by Arsen.
But things would turn around for the Cult of Personality at the April 7th edition of Adrenaline Rush, as Roberto and Ralph McCoy would pick up a very important victory against Rich Stone and Nickolas Kennedy Arsen. This would give Roberto much needed momentum and at In Exile 2 inside a steel cage in an Ironman match, Roberto would regain the CWA World Title from Arsen. After the match, Stone would come down and begin his assault on Arsen and this is when Roberto would come to Arsen's rescue, showing the former champ much respect.
FEUD WITH RICH STONE
As one war came to an end, another would begin as Roberto and Rich Stone waged war all through the summer.
ROBERTO S U P E R S T A R
Official Record: W - L - D 20 - 10 - 4 Roberto beats Frankie Enzo & Mike Rotch to be declared #1 Contender to the CWA Title.
Roberto and Vance Johnson fight to a no contest.
Roberto & Vance Johnson defeat Ultimate Pain and Shaun Quinn.
Roberto beats The Ultimate Pain to become the first ever CWA Champion.
Roberto defeats Shaun Quinn.
Roberto defeats Top Dog.
The Ultimate Pain beats Roberto in a Steel Cage to win the CWA World Title.
Shaun Quinn & Kennif LeBlanch beat Roberto in a Handicap Match.
Roberto defeats The Lord of Darkness.
Roberto deafeats Top Dog.
Last Standing Match between Roberto & Ultimate Pain ends in a draw.
Roberto defeats Top Dog.
Roberto defeats Rich Stone.
Roberto, Doc Adams & Ralph McCoy defeat The Ultimate Pain, Joey Nicholas & Jay Walters.
Roberto defeats Kenneth LeBlanc to win the CWA Title for the 2nd time.
Roberto & Nickolas Kennedy Arsen defeat Joey Nicholas & Logan V.
Roberto defeats Nickolas Kennedy Arsen to reatain World Title.
Nickolas Kennedy Arsen & Steve Osborn defeat Roberto & Ralph McCoy.
Nickolas Kennedy Arsen defeats Roberto for the CWA Title.
Roberto & AMOA fight Arsen, Osborn & Nicholas to a no contest.
Roberto & Ralph McCoy defeat Nickolas Kennedy Arsen & Rich Stone.
Roberto defeats Nickolas Kennedy Arsen to regain the CWA World Title.
Rich Stone & Steve Osborn defeat Roberto & Ralph McCoy.
Rich Stone defeats Roberto for the CWA World Title.
Roberto & Mr. Willis defeat Rich Stone & Mr. Showtime.
Roberto defeats Rich Stone to win the CWA Title for the 4th time.
Rich Stone defeats Roberto for the World Title.
Roberto & Joey Nicholas fight Rolando & Daren Storm to a no contest.
Roberto wins the Royal Rumble.
Rolando, Monolyth, Storm, Diego & Jones defeats Roberto, Pain, Chubby, Vendra & Dexter.
Roberto defeats Pain & Rolando for the CWA World Title.
The Ultimate Pain @ Rolando defeat Roberto & Mr. Willis
Roberto defeats Rolando to retain his World Title.
The Ultimate Pain defeats Roberto for the CWA Title.