Mario Milano, Italian professional wrestler, Died at 81


Mario Bulfone was born in 1935 in Trieste, Italy and died in 2016.

He was better known by his ring name Mario Milano.

He was a professional wrestler.

He got his start in wrestling in Venezuela and later competed in the United States and Australia.

He started wrestling in Caracas, Venezuela at age 18.

At the time there was a curfew prohibited anyone under 19 from being out after 9 o’clock, so he had to hide his identity to avoid trouble with the police.

Milano wore a mask and wrestled as Black Diablo.

Then he turned 20, Mario wrestled without the mask under his real name.

He moved to the United States to wrestle.

He was a promoter felt that Americans would be unable to remember his name, so he gave Bulfone the name Mario Milano, naming him after Milan, Italy.

Bulfone lived in Nashville, Tennessee, where he competed for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA).

was born and later moved to Venezuela.

Milano was living in Australia.

He has three children form his first marriage, Nina, Christopher and Vittorio (Vic), he has two children from his second marriage, Olympia and Briana.

Milano also has five grandchildren from his first marriage, Natalie, Liam, Ashleigh, Shane and James.

Mario Milano passed away at 81 years old.