It was about a year and a half between meeting the man known as Boris Alexiev and the day that he became internationally known as Santino Marella. However, he never once lost his joy toward professional wrestling. As Boris Alexiev, he was a hardened fighter who would rip through his opponents. As Santino Marella, he makes us laugh and has gained many impressive wins. The guy that I’ve always called Boris was always friendly, always talkative when approached, and completely humble. This is only one of several photos I have with him, but this is my favorite as he had the Intercontinental Championship in his bag that day.
I can just say you look a little bit like Alex Shelley in the photo.