Marella takes to Twitter to announce that he is undergoing “Semi-emergency” surgery on his neck.
Marella talks to Slam! Wrestling about recovering from surgery and returning to WWE.
I can start riding the bike in a couple of weeks, and then maybe a month after that, some light weights. Then I’ll be able to exercise. I just won’t be able to do any falling. If I can get back into the ring, that’ll be in six months’ time. There’s no guarantee that I’ll be back, but there’s definitely a possibility.
Marella posts Facebook update on his surgery and his plans for the future.
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.
Marella sits down with Newsday.com to discuss the end of his professional wrestling career.
I realize I’m one of the older guys in the locker room, and I’m 5-foot-10. These young bucks are 27 years old and 250 pounds,” said Marella. That way I’d be able to stay on the program and entertain people and be an even bigger part of the show . . . I’m definitely winding down
Marella talks to Wild Talk Radio about his future goals and returning to WWE.
The grand opening was actually the night before my return, so it was a really cool weekend. I had the Grand Opening party on Sunday, returning to the WWE on Monday, Smackdown on Tuesday; so it was a cool weekend.
Cesaro defeats Santino in singles competition at Summerslam to become the United States Champion. Cesaro picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a Neutralizer at five minutes and five seconds.
Santino defeats Miz in singles competition at Extreme Rules to retain the WWE United States Championship. Santino picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a Cobra strike at four minutes and forty seconds.
Santino defeats Otunga in singles competition on Monday Night RAW to retain the WWE United States Championship. Santino picks up the pinfall victory after delivering a Cobra strike at two minutes and ten seconds.