WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has posted the following on his official Facebook page regarding the release of Santino Marella from WWE:
THANK YOU SANTINO
Thank you, Santino Marella, for making me laugh out loud countless times.
Thank you, Santino, for giving me one of the best/most ridiclous moments of my career, #SockVsCobra at Royal Rumble 2012.
Thank you for being selfless enough to willingly exchange your real-life persona as a world-class tough-guy in order to make us smile.
Thank you, Santino, for making me jump up from my couch with every near-fall in the 2012 #EliminationChamber. Amazing!
Thank you, Santino, for showing me that one of the funniest men inside the ring could be so thoughtful and introspective outside of it.
Thank you, Santino, for preparing for your future even while you were living the dream. The Battle Arts Academy (visit www.BattleArtsAcademy.ca) in #Mississauga, #Ontario is a testament to your vision, sacrifice, and caring.
Thank you, my friend.