WWE News: Santino Marella Reportedly Injured During Live Event

Gone Baby GoneContributerJanuary 14, 2013

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com

Well folks, it appears that everyone's favorite comedic wrestler will be sidelined for the foreseeable future.

According to F4WOnline.com (via WrestlingInc.com):

Santino Marella suffered a neck injury at Friday night's WWE live event in Austin, Texas. He was taken off the road to be evaluated but there is no word yet on the severity of the injury. Santino was replaced by Jamie Noble in a match against Tensai on Saturday night.

Like him or not, you can't deny that Santino is a workhorse for the WWE. Overall, he rarely misses a show and always comes out ready to preform. Ultimately, his work is overshadowed by many of today's top stars, simply because wrestling ability will always take precedence over comedic timing.

Which is completely understandable, as former WWE star Colt Cabana knows, funny doesn't always equal money. However, since his debut in 2007, Santino has still witnessed some moderate success with the company. In fact, he has been given several title reigns throughout his WWE tenure. You may remember, his first reign happened during his inaugural match with the company, as he won the IC title from Umaga.

A few years later, he was given another run with the title, then found himself in the mix for the WWE tag titles alongside then partner Vladimir Kozlov. The pair would go on to win the titles and hold them for about two months.

Then, in 2012, Santino was again rewarded for his hard work, as the WWE not only gave him a U.S. title run, but they also entered him in the SmackDown Elimination Chamber match for the World title.

In the end, Santino will be missed by some, while others will be glad to have a break from him. Either way, you can't deny that he has had a solid career and stands to have continued success.