Nicknames: Jersey Fist-Pumper, Mr. Amazing
Home: New Jersey
Theme Music: "Party Rock" by L.M.F.A.O.
Fan Reaction: Heel
Event Role: Lower Mid-carder
Stable Alignment: Jersey Family (with Jersey Jenny)
Finisher: Final Sip (Attitude Adjustment)
Signature Moves: Blackout (Knox Out), Shore Stomps (Orton Stomps)
Other Significant Moves: Face Plant (Landing Clash), Gutbuster, Hangman's Neckbreaker, Chest Compressor (Seated Senton)
The all-night-partying, fist-pumping lady killer that refers to himself as "Mr. Amazing" represents the popular Italian-American people of New Jersey well in the various WWE rings he dances to on a weekly basis. Paulie rocked and partied his way through nearly every bar on the famous Jersey Shore, making a name for himself as a DJ and street dancer. After a piece of faulty DJ equipment started a small fire at a party, Paulie was unable to find work and was forced to find a new career. He had previously provided music for several wrestling events in the New Jersey/New York area, and knew that he has enough athletic prowess to try the sport. As it turned out, the Jersey Fist-Pumper was a natural in the squared circle and very quickly made a new name for himself. After winning the light-heavyweight title twice and the tag team title twice in a local New York independent circuit, the WWE became intrigued after the MTV show "Jersey Shore" became popular. They offered Paulie a contract, and he eagerly signed up. Since then, Paulie has danced and jigged his way into a successful gig at pro wrestling's highest level.
Year 1: Made his Smackdown debut in August... He was given an opportunity to challenge for the Cruiserweight Title during his first month... At the Summerslam PPV, he competed in a 6-man battle royal but failed to win the belt... Competed in several other Cruiserweight Title multi-man matches but was unsuccessful each time... At the Survivor Series PPV, he participated in a 20-man battle royal for a title shot but did not win... In January, he competed in the 30-man Royal Rumble match
Year 2: Continued to compete on the Smackdown brand as the new year began... Throughout most of the year, he participated in several matches involving the either Cruiserweight and ECW title chase but was unable to directly earn a title shot or win a belt... In November, he won a qualifying match for a spot in a ECW #1 contender battle royal... At the Survivor Series PPV, the 6-man battle royal was held but Paulie was unable to earn the title shot... In January, he again competed in the 30-man Royal Rumble match... In February, he participated in a Cruiserweight Title 6-man battle royal match at the Elimination Chamber PPV but did not win the belt... In March, he won a qualifying match to earn a future ECW Title match and began to feud with champ Rusty and the other qualifiers
Year 3: Began the year in an ongoing feud over the ECW Title and was still competing on the Smackdown brand... His sister Jersey Jenny debuted and he joined her to form the Jersey Family team... At the Backlash PPV, he faced ECW champ Rusty, Craig Bullet and Guy Justice in a 4-way title match but was the first man eliminated... In June, he competed in the King of the Ring Tournament but lost in the Smackdown quarterfinals to eventual tournament winner Eric Executioner... In July, he received an opportunity to compete for the Cruiserweight Title again in a 5-man Scramble match... Paulie did record a pinfall during the match, but eventually was unable to win the match as Rusty won the title and ended Lee Money's 266-day reign... In September, his sister captured her 1st Women's Title and he celebrated with her multiple times... He competed in a 4-way battle royal for the Cruiserweight Title days before the Hell in a Cell PPV, but did not win