When people think of WWE – World Wrestling Entertainment – they think of huge, muscular men fighting each other in the spotlight, but not all people in the industry sweat in the ring. Charly Caruso is one of the most famous faces in WWE, but has never caught anyone in a clinch. Who is Charly Caruso and how did she become loved by so many wrestling fans?
Early life and education
Charly Arnolt was born on July 14, 1987 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Her mother is Charlene May Arnolt, but her father’s name remains unknown to the public. She was always a big fan of sports and started gymnastics when she was only five years old.
Caruso enrolled at North Central High School, but after an accident at age thirteen that left her feeling numb in her extremities, she was unable to attend school as a regular student. Because of this, Caruso took a break from sports for a while, and to continue her education she was homeschooled for a short time. The person responsible for most of her education during this time was Charlene May who was, according to Caruso herself, her greatest source of inspiration in this and other difficult times in life. Towards the end of high school, Caruso briefly returned to sports, softball and volleyball, but was unable to play any of these sports professionally because she was deemed too small.
She then attended American University in Washington, DC. – while she was in her second year, her parents divorced. During her studies, Caruso did internships at various networks, which required her to travel throughout the US during her studies. In 2010, Caruso graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism.
In public, she uses her professional stage name, Charly Caruso.
Caruso began working for NBC’s WSAZ – TV in West Virginia right after graduation. Her work there was quite rough, as she usually worked without a crew and went to many unsafe areas while doing various stories, often on dangerous subjects.
She kept her position from 2010 to 2011, before going to work for WDAF – TV in Kansas City, Missouri, which is operated by one of the largest television networks, FOX. This time she worked on the Morning Live segment and felt much more comfortable with her position. During this time, she wanted to become a crime reporter, as she found pleasure in working on homicide and SWAT cases. She worked for WDAF – TV until 2013, when she moved back home to Indiana, and became a sports reporter on FOX 59, also known as WXIN – T, remaining on the channel until 2015.
In 2016, Caruso made her debut with WWE, when she started working for NXT, a brand of the US-based wrestling promotion.
She got the job through a curious event; she has always been an avid wrestling fan and in early 2016 she was offered a backstage ticket to a major “SmackDown” event that took place in her hometown of Indianapolis. At the event, she met Mark Carrano, the WWE Senior Director of Talent Relations, and gave him her resume, who then passed it on to Michael Cole, “Monday Night Raw” reporter, who initially declined because there were no open positions at the time. vacancies. However, several months later, Brandi Rhodes left WWE and Cole invited Caruso to replace her. At the time, Caruso had already accepted a job in Washington, but he didn’t hesitate to quit and choose WWE.
HELP ME GET TO THE FINALES 🙏🏽 I’m almost there! Only 36 hours left to vote for me as Ms. Health and Fitness! I have to…
In 2018, Caruso signed a contract with ESPN, where she became a reporter for SportsCenter. Caruso announced the news about her new job on her Instagram profile with the caption, “I’ve waited my whole life to say those 4 letters!” So yes, here I am – officially an ESPN contributor!’ She also became the face of the ESPN show on their Snapchat profile. This left many of her fans worried that she might leave WWE for ESPN, but she was quick to assure everyone that she will keep both positions.
As of April 2020, Caruso still works for both ESPN and WWE while also being an ambassador for many brands on her social media profiles.
Despite being quite active on social media, with Instagram being her main network and one of the sources of her income, Caruso keeps most of the information about her private life away from the headlines. She is focused on her career and rarely posts anything about what is happening in her daily life.
In 2016, rumors circulated that Caruso was dating one of the most famous and successful WWE wrestlers, Seth Rollins. The gossip started after he tweeted pictures of himself with a woman whose face could not be seen but who closely resembled Caruso.
All of this was even more suspicious to the public since this was just weeks after Rollins broke up with his on-and-off girlfriend, Zahra Schreiber, but the alleged duo kept quiet and never disclosed the relationship.
After getting her job in WWE, Caruso once again went back to her love of fitness, as she started training again – this time powerlifting. Her hobby quickly brought her a nice amount of money, because through her Instagram profile she became the face of many brands. Specifically, she promotes products made by MotiveCBD, a company that provides cannabis oil-based products for muscle pain relief.
In 2018, Caruso was linked to personal trainer Shawn Booth after the duo were spotted together in Florida. Neither of them commented on the rumours, so the possible romance remains a mystery.
Caruso’s hobbies are watching movies and TV series, reading magazines
Caruso is quite active on social media. She has more than 676,000 followers on her Instagram profile and more than 102,500 followers on Twitter, which adds to her income.
As of April 2020, she lives in New York, USA.
Happy Sunday from me and baby Zorra 🥰🐶 pic.twitter.com/k5TR3sglpT
— Charly Arnolt // Caruso (@CharlyOnTV) April 19, 2020
Caruso earns most of her money from her WWE reporting, and as of April 2020, she has a estimated net worth of $500,000. The average annual salary for her working position is about $75,000, and on her Instagram profile, she earns a whopping $2,117 per sponsored post.
Charly Caruso is considered one of the most popular female reporters in the US. Her height is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) and she weighs approximately 132lbs (60kgs), with her vital stats of 34-28-36. She has dark eyes and her hair is naturally black, but she usually dyes the ends brown.