Tino Sabbatelli is an American professional wrestler that currently works in NXT. He has a brother currently wrestling in Florida promotions under the ring name Sean Swag. In NXT, Sabbatelli is one-half of a tag team with Riddick Moss.
Professional wrestling career
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE
Debuting on the April 4, 2015 edition of NXT under the ring name Sabby Piscitelli, he took part in a 20-Man Battle Royal won by Scott Dawson. He returned on the July 30th edition of NXT in another 20-Man Battle Royal that was won by Tyler Breeze. He wrestled his first singles match on August 6, losing to Bull Dempsey. On the August 27th edition of NXT, his second singles match was by won by Riddick Moss. On the October 16th edition of NXT, he debuted under the new ring name Tino Piscitelli in a match won by Apollo Crews. He shortly changed his ring name to Tino Sabbatelli, debuting on the October 29th edition of NXT in a match won by Bull Dempsey. He won his first singles match on the November 21st edition of NXT, defeating Steve Cutler. His second singles victory was on the January 14, 2016 edition of NXT, defeating Angelo Dawkins. During the January 30th edition of NXT, he won his first tag team match with Tucker Knight, defeating Wesley Blake and Buddy Murphy. On February 12, Sabbatelli won his third singles victory defeating Alexander Wolfe. On April 3 during the third night of the 2016 WrestleMania Axxess show, Sabbatelli won his fourth singles match defeating Riddick Moss. On the April 8th edition of NXT, he won his fifth singles match when he defeated Angelo Dawkins. On the April 15th edition of NXT, Sabbatelli teamed with Riddick Moss to challenge for the NXT Tag Team Championship held by American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan) but did not succeed in winning the titles. Sabbatelli finished out April 2016 with a victory defeating Christopher Girard.
On May 13, Sabbatelli teamed with Tucker Knight to challenge American Alpha in a title rematch but was unsuccessful in winning the Tag Titles. During the month of March, Sabbatelli had scored a number of singles victories defeating Angelo Dawkins, Tucker Knight and Patrick Clark. On September 15, Sabbatelli teamed with Riddick Moss to join the first round of the 2016 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament where they were eliminated by team TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne). Sabbatelli finished September 2016 in a 15-Man Battle Royal won by Dan Matha. For the remainder of 2016, Sabbatelli would be teamed with Riddick Moss in numerous tag matches. On the December 5th edition of NXT, Sabbatelli and Moss challenged team #DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa) for the NXT Tag Team titles but were unsuccessful in their title match. Two nights later, they met in a title rematch where they were defeated once more by the defending champions. On December 11, Sabbatelli and Moss met #DIY in a third title match where they were defeated by the reigning champions.
By 2017, Sabbatelli and Moss were a permanent tag team, wrestling other teams including The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) and the Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford). During the months of February and March, Sabbatelli wrestled a small number of singles matches against Tye Dillinger, Apollo Crews and Alexander Wolfe. On April 1, during the third night of the 2017 WrestleMania Axxess event, Sabbatelli and Moss defeated an anonymous tag team. During the early weeks of May 2017, Sabbatelli and Moss wrestled team #DIY. On the June 8th edition of NXT, Sabbatelli and Moss received their first title match opportunity of 2017, challenging The Authors Of Pain (Akam & Rezar) for the NXT Tag Team titles but did not succeed in winning the titles. During Night #2 of the 2017 NXT At Download event, they met The Authors Of Pain in a title rematch where they were defeated by the reigning champions. On the third night of the NXT At Download event, Sabbatelli wrestled and lost to team SAnitY member Killian Dain. Both Sabbatelli and Moss later met Killian Dain and his SAnitY teammate Alexander Wolfe in a tag match in which Sabbatelli and Moss were defeated on June 15. On the following night of NXT, Sabbatelli and Moss lost to the powerhouse tag team Heavy Machinery (Otis Dozovic & Tucker Knight). On June 17, Sabbatelli and Moss met team SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe & Killian Dain) in a rematch won by SAnitY. During July 2017, they wrestled in tag matches against the Street Profits, Heavy Machinery and various combinations including a mixed tag match on July 29 with Sage Beckett wrestling against the team of Asuka & The Street Profits. They wrestled across the month of August in tag matches against teams including The Street Profits, Heavy Machinery, Aleister Black & Drew McIntyre, Johnny Gargano & Roderick Strong, Drew McIntyre & Kassius Ohno and Aleister Black, Drew McIntyre & Roderick Strong in a six-man tag match where Sabbatelli and Moss recruited Bobby Roode as their third teammate. On September 7, Sabbatelli and Moss challenged for the NXT Tag Team titles held by Alexander Wolfe & Eric Young of team SAniTY. After losing their first title match, they met SAnitY in two more title rematches where they were defeated by the reigning champions. For the remainder of September, Sabbatelli and Moss went on to wrestle The Street Profits. During the early weeks of October, the team wrestled tag team combinations including Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan and The Street Profits. During late October, Sabbatelli wrestled only two singles matches won by Angelo Dawkins on the October 21st edition of NXT and later by Lio Rush on the October 21st edition of NXT. Sabbatelli and Moss finished out October with a victory defeating The Ealy Brothers. Over the month of November 2017, they wrestled varied tag team combinations including Big Boa & Oney Lorcan, Heavy Machinery, Mark Andrews & Wolfgang and The Street Profits. They followed this pattern into December, facing teams including The Street Profits and The Authors Of Pain.
Returning in 2018 on January 11, Sabbatelli and Moss joined a Fatal Four-Way to determine the No. 1 Contender for the NXT Tag Team titles involving The Street Profits, Heavy Machinery and Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake. On February 2, Sabbatelli and Moss joined the first round of the 2018 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament where they were eliminated by team SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe & Eric Young). During the course of March 2018, the team wrestled against tag team combinations including SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe & Killian Dain), Ricochet & Roderick Strong, Babatunde Aiyegbusi & Brennan Williams and Kassius Ohno & Mark Andrews. Between tag matches, Sabbatelli won a singles match, defeating NXT rookie Big Boa. On April 5 during the first night of the 2018 WrestleMania Axxess event, Sabbatelli and Moss joined the first round of the NXT Tag Team Title Invitational where they were eliminated by Trent Seven & Tyler Bate. During the early weeks of April they wrestled Heavy Machinery in a succession of tag matches. During mid-April Sabbatelli scored singles victories defeating Mars Wang during the April 20th edition of NXT and Raul Mendoza during the following night of NXT. On April 27, Sabbatelli challenged Aleister Black for the NXT Championship but failed to win the title. The day after, Sabbatelli rebounded with a victory over The Velveteen Dream.
- Finishing and signature moves
- Tag teams and stables
Championships and accomplishments
- Ranked #351 in the PWI 500 in 2017