Romeo Roselli Speaks On WWE Release, OVW, TNA & More

Former WWE Superstar, model, actor, and licensed certified personal trainer Romeo Roselli recently took some time out of his schedule to speak with us. He speaks on several topics from his time in WWE, his release from WWE, wrestling in TNA, the backstage atmosphere in TNA & WWE, modelling, acting and so much more! Belew are highlights of the interview:


Andy Steven: Firstly I would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview. How did you break into the wrestling business and what have you been up to recently?

Romeo Roselli: I was always a big fan of wrestling as child, and once I began college, I found a wrestling school nearby and began training there. I later moved down to OVW in Louisville, KY to continue training and later was signed to a WWE contract.

Recently I have been touring on the independent circuit in the US, Puerto Rico, and Europe, as well as opening up my own personal training business, in addition to breaking into the modeling and acting business.

Andy Steven: You signed a WWE developmental deal in 2005 and worked in OVW before joining the main WWE roster. How was your experience in OVW?


Romeo Roselli: OVW was without a doubt one of the great experiences of my life. I had the guidance of guys like Lance Storm, Bill DeMott, Tommy Dreamer, Danny Davis, Al Snow, Paul Heyman, and so many others, in addition to making some great friends. I learned a lot AND had fun ? the perfect combination. I made the decision to move down to OVW on my own, take my chances, and continue to climb the proverbial wrestling ladder, and I definitely made the right decision.

Andy Steven: You also made your WWE debut in 2005 and was released in 2006, how was your experience in WWE and what was the reason for your release?

Romeo Roselli: Receiving a WWE contract and working for the WWE on the main roster was a dream come true and something that I will always take with me. As far as the release goes, the reason we were given was that we were floating for a while and not really being used all that much, and the creative team really didn't have anything for us, so I guess we were expendable. Truth be told, I would have preferred to remain in OVW longer before getting called up to tighten up our skills, our teamwork, and the gimmick the WWE envisioned since we were only teaming around 2 months total in OVW. In addition, we were called up to television without being put on a single WWE house show or dark match prior to our debut, which I think would have helped us out.


Andy Steven: In your independent travels have you every come across a wrestler with a bit of an ego or if someone has had a problem with you for no reason? If so, what happened?

Romeo Roselli: On the independents and in my travels, I've come across many interesting characters. I never let myself get involved in any drama, and always take the high road if a "problem" ever occurred.