The following are interview highlights from former WWE Superstar Gene Snitsky:
Snitsky on his WWE experience: “It was awesome, you know. You’re an independent wrestler making 10-20 bucks if you’re lucky to drive around the state or country or whatever, you know and then they get noticed by WWE and actually be able to get signed and get paid to wrestle, to do what you love doing, you know, it’s awesome, I mean, you cant beat it, but then you know I never got into wrestling to have it as a job.”
“I enjoyed it, just cause you could do whatever you wanted to and you know, you got to perform in front of a live crowd and, you know probably three years into my WWE road it started turning into a job and that’s when I started getting frustrated and then you know, it just wasn’t the same after that, it turned into to much of a job. Then, they started to enforce something like a dress code and you couldn’t do this, and you couldn’t do that and if you were late you had to pay 500 dollars. It just got to be like I felt like I was in Kindergarten. It was ridiculous.”
Snitsky on what he didn’t like in WWE: “Well, there really wasn’t anything I didn’t like doing up until the point where they started making me paint my teeth and shave all my hair off, that sucked. But, up until that point it was great, you know that’s when it started to like I said turn into a job and, just wasn’t cutting it, you know?”
“I was going back and forth with the writers and the creative team and just butting head with those guys and its like, you got a group of guys that are comic book geeks that never played a sport in their life and they’re trying to tell me who you has played, you know I played pro football. I’ve played Division 1 College football. I was a top athlete my whole life and these guys are trying to write these goofy scenarios and it was like, come on man…give me a break.”
Snitsky on life as an actor: “Oh it’s great, I mean, you know, you get the hang of it. I’m set. You get to work with people that don’t pressure you, I mean its nice, it’s relaxing, its easy. I like it a lot. It’s just a much more laid back atmosphere, you know?”
Check out the complete interview online at 7xWrestlingShow.com.