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Wrestler: Ace Darling
Real Name: Mike Maraldo
Birthday: June 27, 1975
Hometown: The Jersey Shore
Marital Status: Married (with children)
Height & Weight: 6'0" - 240 lbs
Trained by: Mike Sharpe & Bobby Piper
Debut: 1992
Previous Gimmicks: Mike Maraldo
Finishing Move: German Suplex
Favorite Moves: Top Rope Frankensteiner
Notable Feuds: Devon Storm
Simon Diamond
Reckless Youth
Inferno Kid

  • NWA (1997-1998 Version) Light-Heavyweight title;
  • NWA North American Heavyweight title;
  • NWA United States Tag Team titles w/Devon Storm;
  • JCW (Jersey Championship Wrestling) Television title;
  • ECWA (East Coast Wrestling Alliance) Heavyweight title;
  • ECWA (East Coast Wrestling Alliance) Television title;
  • ECWA (East Coast Wrestling Alliance) Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title;
  • ECWA (East Coast Wrestling Alliance) Tag Team titles w/Kid Flash;
  • ECWA (East Coast Wrestling Alliance) Tag Team titles w/Devon Storm;
  • ECWA (East Coast Wrestling Alliance) Tag Team titles w/Matt Striker;
  • ISPW Heavyweight title (3);



  • World Wrestling Federation:
  • November 15, 1993 - RAW: The Headshrinkers defeated Ace Darling & Mike Bucci..
  • May 28, 1994 - Superstars of Wrestling: IRS (Mike Rotundo) defeated Ace Darling..
  • October 23, 1994 - WWF Action Zone: Tatanka defeated Ace Darling

    ECWA - East Coast Wrestling Alliance:
  • September 1995: Ace Darling & Kid Flash defeated Hollywood Hunks for the ECWA Tag Team titles..
  • November 17, 1995: Steve Corino & Lance Diamond defeated Ace Darling & Kid Flash for the Tag Team titles..
  • March 2, 1996 - Delaware: Ace Darling defeated Cheetah Master for the ECWA Title..
  • February 22, 1997 - Super 8: Ace Darling beats Inferno Kid, Lance Diamond & Cheetah Master to win the Super 8 Tournament!

    World Championship Wrestling:
  • January 27, 1997 - Nitro: The Outsiders defeated Ace Darling & Devon Storm..
  • February 1, 1997 - Saturday Night: Glacier defeated Ace Darling..
  • February 10, 1997 - Nitro: The Outsiders defeated Ace Darling & Devon Storm (again)..
  • March 22, 1997 - Saturday Night: Public Enemy defeated Ace Darling & Devon Storm..
  • April 14, 1997 - Nitro: Joe Gomez & Ice Train defeated Ace Darling & Devon Storm in a dark match..

    World Wrestling Federation:
  • July 28, 1997 - WWF RAW: Devon Storm defeated Ace Darling...

    ECWA - East Coast Wrestling Alliance:
  • March 21, 1998 - Super 8 Tournament: Ace Darling beat Mike Quackenbush and then loses to The Inferno Kid..
  • November 28, 1998: Ace Darling & Devon Storm defeated Lance Diamond & Cheetah Master for Tag Team titles..
  • February 27, 1999 - Super 8 Tournament: Steve Bradley defeated Ace Darling in the opening round..
  • April 17, 1999: Mark Schrader & Christian York defeated Ace Darling & Devon Storm for the Tag Team titles..
  • February 26, 2000 - Super 8 Tournament: Chris Daniels defeated Ace Darling (sub for Jet Jaquar) in Round 2 round..

    Other Independents:
  • February 3, 1996 - Eddie Gilbert Memorial Show: Ace Darling defeated Kid Flash in Cherry Hill, NJ..
  • April 12, 1997 - Eddie Gilbert Memorial Show: Flash Funk defeated Ace Darling in Cherry Hill, NJ..
  • April 26, 1997: Ace Darling defeatd Simon Diamond for the NWA North American title..
  • June 14, 1997: Reckless Young defeated Ace Darling for the NWA North American title..
  • February 28, 1998 - Eddie Gilbert Memorial Show: Ace Darling & Devon Storm beat The Misfits for the NWA US Tag Team titles..
  • March 22, 1998: The Misfits defeated Ace Darling & Devon Storm to recapture the NWA US Tag Titles..
  • August 29, 1998 WWF Shotgun: Skull and 8-Ball defeated Devon Storm and Ace Darling...
  • July 31, 1998: Ace Darling defeated Ray Odyssey for the NWA Light Heavyweight (97-98) Title..

    ISPW - Independent Superstars of Pro Wrestling:
  • March 27, 1999 in Rutherford,NJ: wins a battle royal for the ISPW Championship
  • July 22, 1999 in Wildwood,NJ: loses Title to Candido (in a 3-way with 2 Cold Scorpio)
  • August 5, 1999 in Wildwood,NJ: regains the ISPW Title from Chris Candido
  • November 29, 1999 in Hillsdale,NJ: loses the ISPW Title to Headshrinker Samu
  • December 18, 1999 in Parsippany,NJ: wins Title back from Samu (in a tag match)
  • April 14, 2000 in Belvidere,NJ: loses the ISPW Championship back to Samu

    JCW - Jersey Championship Wrestling:
  • May 11, 2002: Ace Darling defeated Simon Diamond for the JCW Television Championship..
  • May 18, 2002: Simon Diamond defeated Ace Darling to recapture the JCW Television title!

    ECWA - East Coast Wrestling Alliance:
  • February 22, 2003: Ace Darling & Striker defeated Los Maximos, Da Hit Squad, Nana & Mega to win the Tag Team titles!
  • April 5, 2003: Los Maximos & Striker defeated Ace Darling & Mega & Prince Nana by DQ..
  • May 3, 2003: Ace Darling & Striker defeated The Maxx Brothers (Johnny & Joey) to retain..
  • July 26, 2003: Ace Darling & Striker defeated Cheetah Master & Johnny Maxx to retain..
  • September 6, 2003: The Maxx Brothers defeated Ace Darling & Striker for the Tag Team titles..
  • October 4, 2003: loses a 25 minute match to Simon Diamond
  • November 8, 2003: Ace Darling participates in a War Games Cage match -- Team 1 defeated Team 2..
  • ~~~Team 1: Cheetah Master & Jack Murphy & Louie Faraone & Chris Scarboro & Bryan Russo;
  • ~~~Team 2: Ace Darling & Prince Nana & Striker & Tyler Payne & Mega & ES Easton;
  • May 1, 2004--ECWA: Prince Nana defeated Ace Darling to win Mid Atlantic title..
  • July 16, 2005--ECWA: Cheetah Master & Ace Darling defeated Freak Nasty & Mike Kruel..
  • September 24, 2005--ECWA: Mike Kruel defeated Ace Darling..
  • December 3, 2005--ECWA: Fred Sampson defeated Ace Darling to retian the ECWA title ..
  • ~~~After the match, Devon Storm ran down and reunited with his former tag partner Ace Darling..
  • January 28, 2006--East Coast Wrestling Association: The Valedictorians defeated Devon Storm & Ace Darling..
  • March 4, 2006--ECWA: The Valedictorians defeated Devon Storm & Ace Carling..
  • May 20, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Shane Taylor beat Antonio Malave and Ace Darling in a 3-WAY..
  • July 22, 2006--ECWA: Ace Darling & Chase Del Monte defeated Kermon the German & Mike Reed ....
  • September 30, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Larry Zybysko defeated Ace Darling..
  • October 6, 2006--National Wrestling Superstars: Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka defeated Ace Darling..
  • October 7, 2006--ECWA: Ace Darling & Chase Del Monte defeated The Valedictorians...

    National Wrestling Superstars (The Sychodelic Sissies: Ace Darling & Shane Taylor):
  • October 14, 2006--NWS: The Sychdelis Sissies defeated Bonecrusher Fred Sampson & Bulldog Collare
  • November 3, 2006--NWS: The Sychdelis Sissies defeated Gavin Quest & Damian Adams
  • November 4, 2006--ECWA: Aden Chambers & Andrew Ryker defeated Ace Darling & Chase Del Monte
  • December 1, 2006--NWS: The Sychdelis Sissies vs Team Supreme (Nicky Oceans & Corvis Fear) ended in a No Contest..
  • December 5, 2006--East Coast Wrestling Association: Ace Darling defeated Chase Del Monte by DQ
  • January 27, 2007--ECWA: Chase Del Monte & Aden Chambers & Matt Logan beat Ace Darling & Bobby Shields & Tommy Trouble