Former WWE Superstar Santino Marella was recently a guest on The Steve Austin Show in which he discussed SmackDown Superstar James Ellsworth and how he is giving kids unrealistic expectations about making a living in pro wrestling.
“I have a couple of kids who are great, talented, 5’11”, 6’0″. You can’t walk around and show up at 160 [lbs.]. You can’t ‘Santino Marella’ show up at 138 lbs. Just, you’re going to get hurt and I’d be doing you a disservice if I said you wouldn’t. And I’ve become brutally honest with these guys. There [are] guys like, right now, James Ellsworth or Spike Dudley, and just having them kept that hope alive, so there is a chance because those guys have been there and from time to time they get these little, scrawny guys and it sets up a lot of these kids for disappointment.”
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