Stefano is the Italian form of the surname and masculine given nameStephen. It is a common tendency amongst English-speakers to mispronounce the name Stefano by placing the stress on the penultimate syllable (i.e. /stəˈfɑːnoʊ/), whereas the correct Italian pronunciation places the stress on the first one: [ˈsteːfano].
Soto also became one of the first wrestlers in Puerto Rican Wrestling to win the triple-crown of the three different Puerto Rican jr. heavyweight titles after winning IWA's Jr. Heavyweight, WWC's Jr. Heavyweight (5 November 2005), and finally NWS Cruiserweight title; which he won on 10 September 2006. After almost a year in WWC, Stefy returned to the IWA in 2008 under his Rabia character and renamed as Xtefy.
Langone was born on February 27, 1989 in Bellevue, Washington to Carrie and Ernie Langone. He was born to an Italian father and a Mexican mother. His father works as a career advisor at The Art Institute of Seattle and is also a singer and musician. Langone has been singing and playing the piano since childhood. He attended Emerald Park Elementary School, Meridian Junior High, and Kentwood High School, as well as Bellevue College, where he was given a full ride scholarship. He performed with Bellevue College's 'Celebration!' vocal jazz ensemble while he was a student there.
On May 28, 2009, he was involved in a near-fatal accident after being hit by a drunk driver. The accident resulted in two broken arms, a fractured pelvis, and other serious injuries. In addition, Langone had to re-learn to walk and has extensive scarring as a result of the accident.