Santino Marella on The Cobra, HHH’s Backstage Transformation, Roman Reigns – “He speaks up, he’s an independent man, and he’s a stud”




– Santino recently appeared on Under the Mat Radio, here are the highlights…

On The Origin of The Cobra: “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’.”

On Triple H’s Transformation to a 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.”

On People’s Reactions to Roman Reigns: “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.”

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