Santino Marella: The talk is I’ll try and wrestle maybe quarterly for IMPACT Wrestling

"The talk" is that Santino Marella is going to try and wrestle a few matches a year for IMPACT Wrestling while he's there

The idea of Santino Marella getting in the ring for IMPACT is on the table. 

Due to Scott D’Amore being taken out by Bully Ray, Santino Marella was brought into IMPACT Wrestling as the new on-screen authority figure. 

Marella’s first appearance in this position was at Hard To Kill and he was on the 1/19 IMPACT on AXS. Marella was invited onto Busted Open Radio with Denise Salcedo and Mark Henry and was asked what can viewers expect from him going forward. 

He stated that outside of his non-physical segments, the talk is that he’ll try and maybe wrestle quarterly for IMPACT. 

Well actually, so, you know, the talk is I’ll try and wrestle maybe quarterly. Special matches, that Jerry Lawler schedule, wrestling a few matches a year. See what the body can do but mostly, funny backstage pre-tapes, some in-ring promos, all that kind of stuff. A lot of interactions with superstars and trying to make them laugh and try to pop them. It’s fun, it’s a lot of fun. The creative juices are flowing and a lot of the writers here, they’re looking forward to writing comedy that’s gonna be executed properly and there’s a really good energy here right now.

Along with Marella, Ernest ‘The Cat’ Miller appeared on the 1/19 IMPACT on AXS in multiple segments. That was Marella’s first time meeting Miller and added that it was great to meet him. He thinks Ernest’s appearance was a one-off just because the tapings were in Georgia where Ernest is from. 

Yeah, I think it was a one-off because it was in Atlanta (Ernest Miller’s IMPACT Wrestling appearance) but man, I’m a big fan of his, not just as a wrestler but as a martial artist. As a man, he’s an intelligent businessman and he’s a cool dude. I think that’s my first time really getting to meet him and what an awesome guy.

Coming out of the most recent IMPACT TV, Mickie James’ first defense of the Knockouts World Title in this current reign is set. She’ll be defending against Masha Slamovich at No Surrender.

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Busted Open Radio with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions. 

About Andrew Thompson 5035 Articles
A Maryland native and graduate of Norfolk State University, Andrew Thompson has been covering wrestling since 2017.