ISN Now Episode 6: Nelio Cuomo Costa

Let’s get ready to wrestle!

In the first of a two-part conversation, Peyton Wesner connects with University of Illinois graduate and current professional wrestler Nelio Cuomo Costa — better known as Vinicious at Coastal Championship Wrestling. In the draft day spirit, Wesner and Costa take a stab at drafting their Fighting Illini legends team. Who will go number one? Plus, Costa reveals when he fell in love with professional wrestling and how Vinicious was born.

On Tuesday, April 28, Wesner will have the second part of his interview with Costa. Training during quarantine and life with a seven-week-old child will be discussed!

Until then, you can keep up with all things ISN on Twitter (@UI7ISN) and Facebook. To connect with the show, feel free to get in touch with Peyton on Twitter (@pcwesner).


ISN Now is the official podcast of Illini Sports Night as hosted by producer and men’s basketball reporter Peyton Wesner. Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, ISN Now will provide you in-depth, long-form conversations with past, present and prospective Fighting Illini student-athletes.