After suffering a third neck injury and subsequently announcing his retirement from the ring back in July, Santino Marella now appears to be considering an in-ring return.
In an interview with Chill Magazine, he discussed his most recent neck and spinal issues, but noted that a double fusion surgery could mean a return to the ring after "four to six months of recovery time." He plans on undergoing surgery within a month, after which he plans to attempt to return to the ring after a period of recovery. Santino continues in the following excerpt:
I want to come back because of some unfinished business. I believe being the Milan Miracle I have one miracle left. There’s one belt that I haven’t captured—the WWE Championship—and it’s going to require that miracle to do it. On the right day at the right time I can definitely experience capturing that championship. There’s still some good wrestling left in this guy, so that’s what we’re going to try to do.
While WWE covered Santino's announcement, WWE has not definitively referred to Santino as retired, only noting that his in-ring retirement was "possible." Santino plans to stay with WWE in a non-wrestling role if he is unable to return to the ring.
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