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Join Date: Nov 2004
Re: What happened to Santino Marella?
He's been a comedy character from day 1 in WWE. I don't remember his debut well, I know he won the IC title from Umaga when Lashley kicked Umaga's ass, and he was a plant in the crowd, but if there was no signs of comedy during that night, it was probably just because it was the appropriate way to introduce him, a heartfelt story for his so called "home country" crowd. The comedy started immediately thereafter, with him just being a bumbling idiot. He's been a goofball for years, this wasn't a random change like Tensai where he just becomes a comedy babyface out of nowhere.
The Russian MMA gimmick, Boris Alexiev probably would've given him a higher ceiling (as there's not much of a ceiling lower than Santino Marella), but Vince refused to use the gimmick because Heyman came up with it and they've had an on and off working relationship for years.
New - Episode 82 - Avengers: Age Of Ultron!
Huge episode this week where we break down Marvel's latest blockbuster, Age Of Ultron! Plus we talk Star Wars, Batman in the Suicide Squad movie and other things I can't remember. Thanks for listening!