Superstar Santino Marella looks like he could be set for a shock return to the WWE just two months after having to announce his retirement from wrestling due to a neck injury.
The Ontario native, who portrays a comedic Italian character, underwent surgery on his neck recently and revealed on his facebook page that if he receives medical clearance to take bumps, he will get back into training with the hopes of donning the Cobra once again.
"Surgery went well, there were some unexpected broken bones in my neck apparently but everything is looking good now, let the legendary comeback begin! 6 months till I get to do what I was born to do again, perform in front of the wwe universe."
Vow to Return
Marella called it quits on July 6 at a WWE live event in Toronto, Ontario, citing issues with his neck. During an interview last month with ichill.ca, Marella revealed his vow to return to the ring.
"There's multiple things wrong with my neck. but the stenosis has increased to the point where it has to be fixed. I'm not cleared for physical contact due to the severity of my stenosis, but apparently with a double fusion you actually can return to the ring with four to six months of recovery time," said Marella.
Long Road Ahead
Marella said that following surgery, he'll face a four-to-six month recovery process. He noted that he'll attempt to come back to the ring to have "one of the greatest, most memorable comebacks of all time."
Marella wants to come back because he has some "unfinished business", namely winning the WWE Championship. He also went on to tweet yesterday that he now has a titanium plate in his neck and he'll be back better than ever next year IF he is cleared to return.
The 35-year old won the WWE Intercontinental Championship on his debut after being picked out by Vince McMahon to face Umaga. Ever since that moment in 2007, Marella has been a big crowd favourite and the WWE Universe will certainly be wishing for his return.