Posted on 5/16/123 by Phil Johnson
Former WWE star Gene Snitsky recently joined PWMania.com for
an exclusive in-depth interview. During the conversation,
Snitsky opened up about Vince McMahon being "hands-on" with
his storyline, his opinion on the current product today, a
potential run in WWE or AEW, his status with MLW, and much
more. You can read the entire interview by clicking here.
You can watch the complete interview below:
Here are some highlights:
His status with MLW:
"We'll have to wait and see. I'm not at liberty to say, but
the crazy thing about pro wrestling is you never say never.
And the response was overwhelming. The fans seem to have
loved the spot. And you know, the fans have a lot of say in
the rest of the business these days. So I would keep my eyes
peeled if I was the wrestling fan because you never know
where Snitsky will show up...but he's gonna show up in great
shape. I look amazing. I feel amazing. I'm ruggedly
Vince McMahon being "hands-on" with his storyline and the
baby doll punt:
"Well, I was always the kind of guy in high school and grade
school that got dared to do something, do it just for a
reaction that was just my personality. So, ironically, that
was a perfect fit for me. And I can remember, you know,
going into the ring and walking through it. And, Vince, you
know, Vince was very hands-on with that storyline. So he
came in, he's like, 'Hey, we're gonna do this. You know,
whatever you do...don't f**k this up.' I'm like, 'Listen,
Mr. McMahon. I was gonna be a punter in high school. This is
gonna be amazing. Trust me.' Honestly to me, I said this the
other day on a podcast. The funniest thing to me about that
was the little fake baby sounds when I walked out with the
baby doll. I'm thinking to myself 'This is freaking great!'
Like, I'm trying not to laugh while I'm doing the skit.
Because it's so ridiculous. And I'm like, 'This is awesome!'
So I get in there and you know, do the whole deal with the
baby doll and punted it. It's crazy. Like looking back on
it. I didn't think anything of it. It was just another day
at the office. But it's, you know, it kind of grew a life of
its own...19 years later, we're still talking about it. So
that's kind of funny to me that something so like off the
wall, off the cuff just kind of stuck with the people and
resonated with the fans to the point where they're still
talking about it all these years later.
The current product today:
“Well. I mean, WWE is in a league of its own let’s be
realistic. They have worldwide recognition of the product.
When you say you wrestled at WWE, everybody knows what that
is, like no offense to AEW or any of the other Federations.
But there are literally, it’s just not as globally known as
WWE. You could go anywhere in the world and say, ‘Hey, man,
I wrestled at WWE,’ and everybody knows pretty much what
that is. But as far as the product goes, these days, it’s
more of an acrobatic show. If you asked me like a lot of the
stuff they do…like, when I was coming up through the
business, as I said, I trained up at the Wild Samoan
personal training center, and a lot of the psychology stuff
that we learned isn’t as prevalent as it is, you know, as it
was back then. I hate to use the word, but it’s almost like
a gymnastics match or gymnastic show. You know what I mean?
Like, to me, I can never understand how somebody takes a
superplex in the first part of the match and then gets up
and running the ropes a minute later. It’s like that’s the
biggest move of the wrestling match. How do you just get up
and run around after that? That should be it, you should be
done. So like just those aspects of it kind of every once in
a while I’m watching it and I’m just shaking my head. I’m
like, man, that just doesn’t make any sense.”
Snitsky also commented on breaking into the WWE main roster,
the stiffest and toughest opponent he's faced, AEW, WWE, and