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Old 02-06-2013, 10:21 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I love Santino, I know his current Gimmick hasn't been as over as it was the first half of 2012 but I'm still a mark for him. I'm hoping they give him some kind of push in a more serious way for one of the midcard belts or even a Tag Team run again.

Also does have any Videos of his Russian MMA gimmick?
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:28 AM   #22 (permalink)
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He may not be as funny nowadays but I personally thought his segments with Jericho, Lawler, and Stone Cold were HILARIOUS when he was a heel early on. So it's hard to regret the comedy route, but it is somewhat disappointing that a guy who had that in ring potential will never rise above this level.
Eugene was called Mr. Wrestling and whatnot and was a beast in the ring, yet even he admitted that acting as a retard made him rise to heights he would've never reached as Mr Wrestling.
It's all about finding something that works and stick to it, no matter if its a comedy character or not. I bet that Tyson Kidd or Trent Barretta would've killed to be in Santino's "joke" spot.
Same with Fandango(o), Johnny Curtis is a great wrestler, but he would be a fool not to try his hardest and get over as a dancer, because God knows if there will ever be a chance to make it as a "real" wrestler.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:21 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Santino Rocks. The fans like him. People will eventually grow bored of him, and then will be the moment to create a new, more serious gimmick, but now his current one has still some momentum.

The segment with Jericho back then in 2008 was pure gold

"Santigo, Santogo, Sanchigo, Sanchido... it all spells the same thing: a man who has got his ass kicked by Chris Jericho."
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:35 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm so mixed with Santino.

I mean, I can stand him a bit more now that he's not shoved in my face. He's entertaining.

He can either keep me entertained or he could be the reason I just change the channel. I guess it all depends on my mood, personally.

Anyway, he's a good wrestler. He works the gimmick well. It works for him, he enjoys it, the fans enjoy it, the company itself is fine with it. It's whatever.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:50 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Eugene was called Mr. Wrestling and whatnot and was a beast in the ring, yet even he admitted that acting as a retard made him rise to heights he would've never reached as Mr Wrestling.
It's all about finding something that works and stick to it, no matter if its a comedy character or not. I bet that Tyson Kidd or Trent Barretta would've killed to be in Santino's "joke" spot.
Same with Fandango(o), Johnny Curtis is a great wrestler, but he would be a fool not to try his hardest and get over as a dancer, because God knows if there will ever be a chance to make it as a "real" wrestler.
Can't disagree with anything you said. Whatever works, works. He seems to still be very over with the fans despite the same comedy gimmick for a # of years now.
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The segment with Jericho back then in 2008 was pure gold
Indeed it was. I remember he kept calling him KYJ hahahha. And the feud/promo with Stone cold was even better IMO. Still crack up at 'stomping a mud-pie'
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I just realized something.

Vladimir came after Santino, right?

I have to laugh at how Vladimir basically picked up this gimmick, and teamed with Santino, the man who was going to perform that gimmick.

Pretty clever.
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Default Re: What happened to Santino Marella?

Holly sh*t! Santino is still OVER AS F*CK with the crowd!
That match with Cesaro tonight was fireworks!
Hopefully, WWE brass took a note and will involve him in the televised shows more frequently!
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No need to bump and old thread just because the biggest, unfunny joke in the company has returned.
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Default Re: Santino Marella Has Returned!

Santino's funny sometimes and he is pretty over. I'm surprised they just had him return exactly as he was when he left though, I thought they'd have him doing something different. Really I'm not even mad about him beating Cesaro either: at least it was just a lucky role-up. The crowd won't remember it in a week and it's not like Cesaro is doing anything anyway.
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