Santino Marella talks Triple H, John Cena, Roman Reigns, The Cobra, and more

May 11, 2016 - by Steve Gerweck

from Evan “Tech” Prout:

Former WWE Superstar and Former 2x Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella stopped by Under the Mat Radio to discuss his feelings on life after WWE, Kung Fu movies, if he can wrestle again and so much more! You can listen to the full interview below; here are some of the highlights:

Santino on seeing the transformation of Triple H from talent to corporate figure:

“Oh yeah.. When I started DX was on the house shows with us, as you know Triple H is a brilliant guy and he really has his finger on the pulse of the industry of professional wrestling. He lacked the business side and he has since learned that, you with having Vince as the ultimate businessman as your mentor what a luxury that is…”

Santino on the Origin of the Cobra and how Cena helped:

“Well it was at a bar in Japan and a friend of Battle Arts Academy Submission Head Instructor his buddy transformed his arm in a snake, it was kind of just a little funny thing. Then 5 years later I call Cena and said Hey I want to try something in my match. I used it in my comeback and the crowd went crazy and after the match Cena told me I’d keep that if I were you …”

Santino on Roman Reigns being a locker room leader and fans perspective of the product:

“Sometimes the fans should just enjoy the product, if you spend your time as a fan wishing it was something different you not going to have a good experience. Roman Reigns is awesome (people are silly) he looks the part, he’s a great human being, he’s a locker room leader. There should be no reason people are booing him unless they jealous of his hair or something lol. He speaks up, he’s an independent man, and he’s a stud…”

Santino also discussed advice Dusty Rhodes gave him, him playing the Green Ranger back in the 90’s for a singing telegram company, his thoughts on a fun wrestling movie, and much more in this exclusive 90-minute interview on Under the Mat Radio.

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