||October 1, 1961
||Las Vegas, Nevada
|Height & Weight:
||6' - 238 lbs
Rico Constantino (OVW)
Spinning Roundhouse Kick
||The Ricosault/High Hard One
Arm Wrench and kick
Leaping Double Knee Backbreaker
Middle Rope Springboard Corner Enziguri
Slap and Spank
Billy & Chuck
American Gladiators Champion;
EWF Heavyweight title;
PPW Heavyweight title;
HWA Heavyweight title;
OVW Heavyweight title (3);
OVW Southern Tag Team titles;
WWE Tag Team titles w/Rikishi;
WWE Tag Team titles w/Charlie Haas;
All-Asian Tag Team titles w/Bull Buchanan defeating Mitsuya Nagai & Masayuki Naruse (February 2, 2005);
In the Beginning:
Rico Cosantino led a relitively turbulant life until his entrance to Northwest military academy..
Rico Cosantino graduated at the top of his class and at one point considered enrollment at West Point..
~~~~Instead, Rico returned to Las Vegas and settled into a career as a paramedic..
~~~~This led to enrollment in the police academy, and graduating first in the entire state..
~~~~~~~~~~~Rico Cosantino was also on the SWAT team at one point..
~~~~~~~~~~~This also paved the way for Rico's next career, as a body guard..
Rico Cosantino worked as a stuntman as Batman & Conan in a California theme park, and injured his knee doing this..
Rico was challenged by American Gladiator "Gemini" to find out if he "had what it took" to be a contestant for the show..
Rico Cosantino would end up defeating Gladiator Gemini in his own best event, the Joust, the only person to ever do that..
Rico Cosantino defeated all the other contestants and Gladiators to become the champion for the 1990-1991 season..
Rico's only loss was on the "Wall" portion of the American Gladiators series was due to a concussion suffered in a prior event..
~~~There are four American Gladiator trading cards featuring Rico, as well as a Red Challenger action figure that bears his image..
Rico next appeared on the European game show "Capture Ft. Boyard", and a win over his former Gladiator nemesis Craig Branham..
~~~In the show, he was the first and only competitor to capture the needed key in the bungee jump challenge on an upswing..
~~~The rules were changed after that, as no one actually thought it could be done until that point..
~~~Use their clothing to carry the valuable coins was not allowed, so Rico picked up one of his female teammates and filled her lap..
A chance encounter led Rico to being recruited by the Power Team..
~~~A two week tryout lasted almost two years as Rico traveled the world impressing young people with feats of strength..
~~~At one point while with the Power Team, he was ordained as a minister to further allow him to counsel kids..
~~~His work with children has been vast - from the Special Olympics and various other children’s charities..
Getting into the Business:
Rico Cosantino began to train with the Empire Wrestling Federation for a career in the wrestling business..
Rico Cosantino was 'discovered' by WWF officials Terry Taylor and Dr. Tom Pritchard..
2001: After ONLY 12 professional matches, Rico signed a developmental deal with the WWF..
Rico Cosantino was sent to Ohio Valley wrestling for further training and molding by Danny Davis and Jim Cornette..
Rico Cosantino's first OVW opponent was Rasputin, and it was a slaughter..
Rico Cosantino's first tag team partner was Flash (Flanigan)..
At one time, he held three belts simultaneously: EWF, OVW, and PPW..
Rico Cosantino teamed with Prototype as one of the all time greatest heat generators in Ohio Valley History..
2001: Rico Cosantino was nominated for PWI’s rookie of the year..
Early 2002: Rico Cosantino wrestled dark matches on RAW and SMACKDOWN, plus performs at NON-TELEVISED LIVE EVENTS..
March 2002: Rico is sent to HWA (Heartland Wrestling Association) to sharpen his skills..
~~~While competing in HWA, Rico formed a tag team with Tough Enough winner Maven..
World Wrestling Entertainment - Smackdown!:
March 21, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rico finally debuts on WWF Television as the "Stylist" to Tag Team Champions, Billy & Chuck.. Going by just "Rico".
May 9, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rico makes his first in-ring TV appearance.. Billy/Chuck & Rico defeat Al Snow/Mavan & Rikishi!
May 16, 2002 - Smackdown!: Defeated by Rikishi, squashed, literally..
May 19, 2002 - Judgement Day: Rico gets his first taste of Gold in the WWE, ordered to team with Rikishi against his own men, Billy & Chuck.. Rikishi & Rico capture the WWE Tag Titles!!
May 23, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rico says that he will make it up to Billy & Chuck somehow...
June 6, 2002 - Smackdown!: Billy & Chuck defeat Rikishi & Rico to recapture the WWE Tag Team Titles, with help from Rico!
August 1, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rico is defeated by John Cena, but Billy & Chuck attack Cena after the match..
August 15, 2002 - Smackdown!: Hurricane, Shannon Moore & Hardcore Holly defeat Billy, Chuck & Rico..
August 17, 2002 - Velocity: Hardcore Holly defeated Rico Constantino..
September 4, 2002 - OVW "Fall Brawl": Defeated by Lance Cade..
September 12, 2002 - Smackdown!: Rico convinces Stephanie McMahon to attend the "Billy & Chuck Commitment Ceremony"..
~~~The Cemony ends when Rico, Bischoff, Rosey & Jamal outsmart Stephanie |||||| Rico jumps to RAW!
World Wrestling Entertainment - RAW:
September 16, 2002 - RAW: Rico defeats the Nature Boy Ric Flair!
October 21, 2002 - RAW: Big Show defeats Rico, Rosey & Jamal in a handicap match!
November 17, 2002 - Survivor Series: JHardy/Spike/Bubba defeat Rico/Rosey/Jamal in a six-man elimination tables match..
~~~The finish saw DVon Dudley come out and help Bubba win the match, becoming the sole survivor..
November 18, 2002 - RAW: Bubba, DVon & Spike defeat Rosey, Jamal & Rico in a six-man match..
May 19, 2003 - RAW: The Dudley Boyz defeat 3-Minute Warning - Rico walks out on 3MW after the match..
June 16, 2003 - RAW: Rico returns to RAW using his new "Adrian Street" gimmick with Jackie Gayda as his valet, and beats Spike..
June 30, 2003 - RAW: Rico (not getting over) defeats Maven after Miss Jackie pushed Maven off the top rope!
August 11, 2003 - RAW: Rico & Miss Jackie beat Scott Stiener & Stacy Keibler with interference from Test..
November 3, 2003 - RAW: Lance Storm defeated Rico w/Miss Jackie -- Val Venis stood at ringside watching the match..
December 1, 2003 - RAW: Chris Jericho & Trish Stratus defeated Rico & Miss Jackie (Trish & Jericho's relationship heats up)..
December 14, 2003 - Armageddon: Rico defeated John Heidenreich with help from Miss Jacke (shown on Sunday Night Heat)..
Janaury 26, 2003 - RAW: Rico defeated Rob Conway after he was distracted when Jackie Gayda flashed him!
February 2, 2004 - RAW: Rico defeated Rene Dupre when Stacy Keibler flashed her butt at Dupre and he got pinned!
World Wrestling Entertainment - Smackdown!:
March 22, 2004 - Draft Lottery: Rico & Miss Jackie were one of the first official trades that occur after the show, both heading to SD!
April 3, 2004 - Velocity: Rico Constantino defeated Jamie Noble..
April 15, 2004 - Smackdown!: Rico defeated Charlie Haas by Count Out after Rico kissed Haas and he refused to get back in the ring!
April 22, 2004 - Smackdown!: Charlie Haas & Rico defeated Rikishi & Scotty Too Hotty to capture the WWE Tag Team titles!
April 29, 2004 - Smackdown!: Charlie Haas & Rico defeated the Basham Brothers to retain the WWE Tag Team titles..
May 6, 2004 - Smackdown!: Charlie Haas & Rico defeated Paul London & Billy Kidman to retain the Tag Team titles (taped for HEAT)..
May 8, 2004 - Velocity: Rico Constantino & Charlie Haas defeated Billy Kidman & Paul London..
May 13, 2004 - SD!: Hardcore Holly w/Billy Gunn defeated Rico w/Miss Jackie & Charlie Haas..
May 16, 2004 - Judgment Day: Charlie Haas & Rico w/Miss Jackie defeated Hardcore Holly & Billy Gunn to retain the Tag titles..
May 20, 2004 - SD!: Charlie Haas & Rico w/Miss Jackie beat The FBI (Nunzio & Johnny Stamboli) in a NON title match..
June 5, 2004 - Velocity: Rico Constantnio & Charlie Haas defeated Akio & Sakoda..
June 12, 2004 - Velocity: Rico Constantino defeated Jamie Noble..
June 17, 2004 - Smackdown: The Dudley Boyz defeated Charlie Haas & Rico to capture the WWE Tag Team titles!
July 2004: Rico is expected to be out until September or October as he is recovering from a torn hamstring injury..
World Wrestling Entertainment - Smackdown! Return:
September 16, 2004 - Smackdown!: Charlie Haas defeated Spike Dudley when the Dudleyz interfered (Rico made the save!)
September 25, 2004 - Velocity: Rico Constantino & Hardcore Holly defeated The Basham Brothers..
October 3, 2004 - No Mercy: Rico & Charlie Haas & Miss Jackie defeated The Dudley Boyz & Dawn Marie..
October 16, 2004 - Velocity: Buh Buh Ray Dudley defeated Rico Constantino..
November 4, 2004 - Velocity: Billy Kidman defeated Rico (Kidman went for SSP after, but Chavo made the save)..
November 4, 2004: Rico is officially released from his World Wrestling Entertainment contract, which comes as a huge surprise..
World Wrestling Entertainment - Life After WWE:
February 2, 2005: Bull Buchanan & Rico defeated Mitsuya Nagai & Masayuki Naruse to win the All-Asian Tag Team titles..