* Santino is the walking, talking, living, breathing embodiment of the Crowning Moment Of Funny. From mispronunciations of wrestler names to generally being unafraid to completely make an ass out of himself, he is the personification of this trope. And when teamed up with "The Glamazon" Wrestling/BethPhoenix, he's even funnier. But his Crowning Moment is most definitely:
---> "Bring forth...'''THE HONK-A-METER!'''"
** And then there's:
-->Santino: My eyes are up here, I am NOT a piece of meat!
** Beth Phoenix has picked up a couple since getting with Santino as well, most notably this: [[http://www.411mania.com/siteimages/rrk9melinakickingherself_14767.gif Stop kicking yourself, Melina!]]
* Santino's ''entire'' ''Wrestling/RoyalRumble'' run to date:
** His Rumble debut in 2008, when he entered the ring with Wrestling/TheUndertaker and Wrestling/ShawnMichaels [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlV8xgu5R8Q&feature=related already fighting each other]]. Cue CurbStompBattle.
** To say nothing of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTTWsQk3j2I Santino's performance]] in 2009. As one [[Website/YouTube YouTuber]] put it: "The Warlord can rest easy knowing Santino did him a favor."
** Santino can notch up another hilarious moment with his performance in 2011's Royal Rumble. To wit: He enters at #37 and within moments is kicked under the bottom rope to the outside. Ten minutes later, Wrestling/AlbertoDelRio is the last man standing in the ring and the winner of the Royal Rumble...until the forgotten Santino slips back in the ring and hits him with a Cobra Strike. Sure, Santino was eliminated almost immediately following, but that was the best BrickJoke WWE has pulled out in years.
** 2012 saw '''The Cobra vs. [[Wrestling/MickFoley Mr Socko]]'''. After the elimination of Ricardo Rodriguez, these two have a standoff and decide to take out their own 'weapons' and wear it. It's more funnier that once Epico enters the ring and interrupt their battle, he gets Santino's Cobra and eliminated by Foley's Mr Socko in just 11 seconds.
* When Wrestling/{{Kane}} was backstage searching for Wrestling/CMPunk, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlgBMw86tas he happened upon Santino]]:
-->'''Kane:''' [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Where... is... Punk]]?\\
'''Santino:''' Have you tried [[TrademarkFavoriteFood the Pepsi machine]]?
* Yet another Crowning Moment Of Funny for Santino: attempting Wrestling/{{Melina}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaNpTh1lhls (in)famous split ring entrance]]. Bonus [=CMoF=] for Beth near the end. [[spoiler: "NOT THERE! OF ALL PLACES WHY THERE?!"]]
* Just when you thought it was safe to watch Raw, Santino brings out...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlgaO3uVtJI the Mankini!]]
* At an overseas house show in 2009, there was a 15-man battle royal. When Santino comes face to face with Wrestling/TripleH and Wrestling/JohnCena and figures out he doesn't have a chance in hell of eliminating them, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_Pt5Zo4ycE he eliminates himself instead.]]
** Note TheBigShow's reaction as it happens...
*** And also note that Wrestling/CodyRhodes's face [[FunnyBackgroundEvent suddenly appears from under Show's humonguous backside after being hidden for a full]] '''[[FunnyBackgroundEvent 45 SECONDS]]'''.
* Santino is invited to do commentary on a match, and ends up [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE4oIr1PJ1k stealing Jerry Lawler's Subway Sandwich]]. Considered by some to be THE Crowning Moment of Funny for a man who busts them out on a regular basis.
* There was that time where he somehow beat up [[Wrestling/JimFullington The Sandman]]. He tries to add insult to injury by breaking Sandman's kendo stick over his knee... only to hurt himself.
* There was the moment he told Wrestling/ReyMysterioJr there were only three reasons someone would wear a mask.
--> "Any man who hides behind a mask is either incredibly ugly... incredibly stupid oooor... or is THE BATMAN!!!!"
* Also, there was his angle with Stone Cold where, at one point Santino declared various Stone Cold moments would not be happening (glass breaking, can of "asswhip", stomping of mudpie) and finished by saying "[[Wrestling/JimRoss JR]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBF0jaK1RnE is not going to reach the point of orgasm.]] The non-verbal reaction from JR was ''priceless.''
* Hell, Santino's finishing move is a crowning moment of funny every time he tries to use it. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF2Ho0y-8Io COBRA! COBRA! COBRA!]]
** Possibly even funnier now that people have to sell it.
* While Corre was having an internal dispute on Raw 4/11/11, Santino comes out alongside Wrestling/EvanBourne, [[Wrestling/BryanDanielson Daniel Bryan]], and Wrestling/MarkHenry, who have united to form their own group.
--> "If you guys are 'The Corre', then allow me to present to you: The [[FunWithAcronyms APPLE]]! 'Allied People Powered by Loathing Everything that you stand for.'"
** And then there's the '[=APPLE=] Powers Unite' group fist bump. Mark Henry needed some convincing to join in.
* On a Raw over in the UK, Santino and Wrestling/VladimirKozlov invited Wrestling/{{Sheamus}} to a tea party. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ2ib9wHCTA It has to be seen to be believed]].
* After being sidelined with an injury, Santino comes back to Raw's October 3rd show, by interrupting Jinder Mahal, who was in the ring, ranting in Punjabi. Santino mocks Jinder by speaking jibberish, which sets Jinder off and wants a match against Santino. Roughly 40 seconds later Jinder has eaten [[FinishingMove The Cobra]] and Santino is celebrating his victory.
* He clashes with Wrestling/MickFoley at the 2012 Wrestling/RoyalRumble. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOBiPMOjAHE Cue Mr. Socko vs. The Cobra]].
* On the September 27th episode of ''[=SmackDown!=]'', Santino, accompanied by The Great Khali and Hornswoggle, has a match against the leader of [[GoldfishPoopGang the 3-Man Band]], [[JokeCharacter Heath Slater]]. Partway in, he has Slater out cold and goes for the Cobra...at which point Jinder Mahal breaks out a flute and begins playing a ''snake-charming tune''...''[[EmpathicWeapon and it works]],'' nearly leaving him to unleash his FinishingMove on himself!
** ButWaitTheresMore It turns out Khali has ''his own'' flute and begins [[RefugeInAudacity a snake-charming tug-of-war with Mahal]], causing the Cobra to go back and forth, even rising from near-defeat while Santino's still fairly out of it, all while the poor guy's left wondering what his serpentine sock puppet is doing. When Hornswaggle finally manages to swipe, and destroy, Mahal's flute, Khali plays the ditty that spells Slater's defeat and brings in the Cobra Strike!
* On the October 2nd edition of NXT, he was in a mixed tag match that pit him and Emma against Fandango and Summer Rae. The resulting match was rather [[Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} Chikara-esque]].
* On the 11/11/13 RAW Episode, Santino teams up with Los Matadores... and comes out wearing bull horns in order to fit in with his team. Even his Cobra has horns. The whole match is a massive moment of hilarity.
* [[http://www.wwe.com/videos/an-extended-look-at-the-2014-royal-rumble-commercial-26171286 "Wanna see my Cobra?"]]
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