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Carl Malenko

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Birth name  Carl Ognibene
Name  Carl Malenko
Height  1.8 m

Billed weight  200 lb (91 kg)
Weight  91 kg
Debut  1993
Billed from  Winter Haven
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Born  January 25, 1970 (age 45) Tampa, Florida, United States (1970-01-25)
Ring name(s)  Carl Greco Carl Malenko Carl Contini Carl Ognibene
Trained by  Boris Malenko, Joe Malenko

Billed height  5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

Carl Ognibene (born January 25, 1970) is an American professional wrestler, freestyle wrestler and mixed martial artist who is best known as Carl Malenko who competed in BattlARTS, Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Gumi, All Japan Pro Wrestling and PRIDE Fighting Championship.


In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
  • Carl Shackle (Arm trap crossface)
  • Carl Sickle (Omoplata crossface)
  • Signature moves
  • Belly to belly suplex
  • Contini Twist (Rolling choke sleeper with bodyscissors)
  • Dragon sleeper with bodyscissors
  • Gogoplata
  • Juji-gatame
  • Leg trip
  • Malenko Twist (Rolling front sleeper with bodyscissors)
  • Multiple kicks
  • Underhook lifted and dropped into a facebreaker knee smash followed by a double underhook
  • Scissored armbar
  • Championships and awards

  • All Japan Pro Wrestling
  • AJPW Jr. Champion Carnival (2003)
  • BattlARTS
  • BattlARTS Tag Team League (1999, 2000) - with Katsumi Usuda
  • Personal life

    Pulled off the streets by Boris Malenko as a youth, Carl Contini was transformed into a top flight worker like his stepbrothers Joe and Dean. Using the name Carl Greco during his formative years, when Carl Malenko was born he became the top gaijin for BattlARTS in its later years, mainly pushed as a tag wrestler.


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