Vito LoGrasso

Born June 18, 1964
In Brooklyn, New York

Spouse Noel Harlow LoGrasso (9/27/2014)

Ring names 

Skull Von Krush
Von Krus
Vito Krus
Vito the Skull
Big Vito
Vito

Billed height 6 ft 2 in 

Billed weight 255 lb 

 

Billed from

Little Italy, Manhattan, New York,

Staten Island, New York

Trained byJohnny Rodz

Debut 1990

Vito Joseph LoGrasso born June 18, 1964 best known for his work in World Championship Wrestling as Big Vito and more recently World Wrestling Entertainment and working for their "developmental territoriesOhio Valley Wrestling and Deep South Wrestling as Vito.

 

 

Independent circuit (1990–1993)

LoGrasso started wrestling in 1990 on the independent circuit until being approached by NOW Wrestling Federation, based in Japan. Vito then went on to work in the USWA and WWC using the name Skull Von Krush. LoGrasso holds a rare pin one on one pin against Mitsuharu Misawa. He also teamed with "The Great" Genichiro Tenryu

Vito's first TV appearance was on WCW Power hour against Beautiful Bobby Eaton in 1991 

 

 

World Wrestling Federation (1991–1993)

He returned to the states in 1991 and became enhancement talent in the WWF. He wrestled on early editions of WWF Monday Night Raw as Von Krus, a german wrestler with an "evil foreigner" gimmick.

Memphis Wrestling (1994)

1994 Vito debuted in USWA as Skull Von Krush managed by Lee Womack. He feuded with Brian Christopher, Spell Binder, and Jeff Gaylord.

On March 7, 1994 Memphis Memories show. Vito, as Skull Von Krush, teamed with Danny Davis & Ken Wayne in a six-man tag match at a USWA show in Memphis to defeat the team of Jeff Gaylord, King Cobra & Spellbinder. He also later attacked Jerry Lawler.

Extreme Championship Wrestling (1999)

After success in those promotions, Vito was able to get him a try out in ECW.

 

When he started in ECW, he was still using the name Skull Von Krush of the New Order. He later changed his name to Vito "The Skull" LoGrasso and became a member of "Da Baldiesstable, who in the storyline, claimed to be an offshoot of a real life New York street gang, and as such took issue with New Jack calling himself a "Gangsta" and began a feud with him.[2] Vito worked a couple of shows with the now defunct LIWF with Billy Alaimo and was on the Junkyard Dog memorial show in a casket match at The Elks Lodge in Queens, New York.

On the November 19, 1999 edition of ECW Wrestling on TNN, LoGrasso was pinned in a tag team match where the loser of the fall was forced to leave the company as he was already signed to WCW.

World Championship Wrestling (1999–2001)

In 1999 Vito left ECW for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) where he teamed with Johnny the Bull as The Mamalukes.Managed by Tony Marinara The Mamalukes captured the WCW World Tag Team Championship twice, and were, in storyline, jointly awarded the WCW Hardcore Championship. After being awarded the championship, however, Vito and Johnny were forced to face each other in a match to crown one champion, which Vito won.

In WCW Vito was billed from Staten Island, New York, which is where he actually grew up.

In December 2000, the Mamalukes reunited and teamed together until March 2001, when WCW was acquired by the WWF

Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (2004)

Vito also had a run in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in late-2004 with Glenn GilberttiTrinity and Johnny Swinger as the "New York Connection" He  feuded was with "Irish" Pat Kenney, in which they exchanged victories. He left after Disco, Swinger , and Vince Russo left.

Return to WWE

The Full Blooded Italians and Singles competition (2004–2007)

In early 2005, Vito worked in various dark matches with Val Venis before signing a contract with WWE in June.

On the August 6, 2005 episode of WWE Velocity, Vito made his WWE debut, where he helped Nunzio win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship from Paul London. Vito and Nunzio would then reform as The Full Blooded Italians, wrestling in various tag team matches.After a brief feud with Gregory Helms, in March 2006, Vito and Nunzio would turn heel, after Vito announced he wanted to be recognized as a "Godfather".

Beginning in May, wrestlers such as Orlando Jordan and Paul Burchill would approach Nunzio, spreading rumours that they had seen Vito in public places in various forms of cross-dress.  On the June 2, 2006, episode of WWE SmackDown, after Nunzio would be defeated by Matt Hardy, Vito, wearing a dress, would come out to help Nunzio backstage.  The following week on SmackDown, after arguing about Vito's clothing choices, the two would have a match against each other, where Vito would defeat Nunzio. Shortly after, Nunzio would join the ECW brand, leaving Vito on SmackDown, officially disbanding the team.

Despite him cross dressing, Vito would continually explain that he was a straight man; as on the June 23 episode of SmackDown, Vito would ask Ashley Massaro out on a date, which she agreed to.

Vito would then begin to "have more fun" during his matches, running around and waving his dresses and otherwise interacting with the fans, turning him once again face.   During this time, Montel Vontavious Porter and William Regal,as well as SmackDown color commentator JBL, began to voice their problems with a man wrestling in a dress. Both MVP and Regal would threaten General Manager Theodore Long with a sexual harassment lawsuit to get out of a match with Vito.

 

 Vito would then begin an undefeated streak, which would last over four months until the October 21 episode of SmackDown, when Vito was defeated by Elijah Burke after interference from his partner Sylvester Terkay.

On the November 3 episode of SmackDown, Vito would team with Layla in a losing effort against The Miz and Kristal.

On May 15, 2007, Vito was released from his WWE contract, and returned to wrestling with NWE over seas

Deep South Wrestling (2007)

On January 25, 2007, Vito would win the Deep South Heavyweight Championship after defeating former champion Bradley Jay and Ryan O'Reilly in a three-way round robin match. After his title win, Vito would then undergo a gimmick change, as he began wearing martial arts-style trunks, a headband, and wrestling without shoes, with Vito later explaining that the only reason he won matches was because his opponents were claiming that him wearing a dress was a distraction. Vito would briefly return in his new gimmick when he appeared as a lumberjack on the episode of WWE Heat before WrestleMania 23, in a tag team match between Carlito and Ric Flair against Chavo Guerreroand Gregory Helms. On February 22, Vito re-lost the title to Jay.

Return to the independent circuit (2009–2014)

Vito continues to travel the world; performing in France, Italy, Malta, Nepal, and Canada, as well as wrestling in the US for ISPW, ACPW, ACW, PWX, DTW, and Wrestling for a Cause in 2009, 2010, and 2011.

He has also wrestled on various tours of Europe with Irish Whip Wrestling.

February 24, 2011, He returned to defeat the Himalayan Tiger in Kathmandu, Nepal for the Golden Cine Professional Wrestling Show held at the Dasharath Stadium in front of 20,000 people, to become the first ever Profession Wrestling Champion of Nepal.

 On March 1, 2011 Vito presence was requested by the US Embassy of Nepal. He was greeted and congratulated by the councilor of public affairs of US embassy to Nepal, Terry J. White and staff.

 

 

March 2, 2013

 

Vito made an appearance in Canada for the ECW Hardcore Roadtrip teaming with Nunzio against Pitbull Gary Wolfe and Balls. He also faced Al Snow earlier on the card as Skull Von Krush.

August 2013

 

 

Vito opened a wrestling school in Clearwater, Fl and launched a website BigVito.com in early 2013.

On September 19, 2013, Vito appeared in Ring Warriors as the leader of the stable The Slambinos.

On September 18, 2013, LoGrasso announced his relationship between his wrestling school and Dragon Gate USA, as the Farm territory.

Summer of 2014 Vito continued to wrestle in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

He closed his wrestling school to move back to the northeast and marry his longtime girlfriend Noel Harlow LoGrasso

Vito again appeared with the Ring Warriors in April 2015 as the manager of the Slambinos. This was his first appearance since filing suit against the WWE. LoGrasso did not wrestle at the event.

Acting career

Lograsso had a  role as Bodo in the science fiction film The Survivor.

 

 2017 returned on screen in a leading role in the Horror thriller film The Church, who starred on the side of Clint HowardBill MoseleyLisa Wilcox and Ashley C. Williams.

Film received wide release in AMC theaters Oct 5 2018

 

He is also set in the role of Ricardo Lewis in the upcoming Action thriller film Apnea, who also will work besides his acting as Stunt coordinator. Release date to be announced

Personal life

Vito married former wrestling personality, and model Noel Harlow LoGrasso on September 27, 2014.

They previously worked together in the US, where she was billed as "Lil Noel" as a play on his "Big Vito" name.

Lograsso began podcasting with Vince Russo's "The Brand" in July 2017. He opened up his own podcast/vodcast series with Russo and his wife Noel in August 2017.

They have gone on to have several mainstream guests on the Big Vito Brand including cast members of MTV shows Teen Mom, Bridezillas, and Food Network stars Carl Ruez and Guy Ferri. They now produce several shows that include reality show reviews, nostalgia Shows, sports and comedy shows featuring several other personalities along with the LoGrassos.

Charity work

July 2012, Vito has joined the fight to save the Pa771 ROTC in Coatesville, Pa. He helped raise money and awareness of the local program that does over 400 hours of community service per year. It was announced in August 2012 the program was saved.

LoGrasso is a advocate for CTE and head injury awareness. Filing suit against the WWE in 2015 which is pending appeal fighting for medical benefits for those suffering from the effects of repeated blows to the head .

The Big Vito Brand advertises awareness for stroke victims, autism awareness, LGBT community and sports injury safety. 

Recently Vito and Noel full filled their dream of moving to Disney World and opening a new recording Studio called the LoGrasso Grotto. Plans to expand the brand into internet radio are coming soon

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

Me and Johnny the Bull

2 x WCW Tag Champs

Big Vito Remix Music Video

Smackdown vs Raw Video game

Contact Big Vito

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