Why The Snitsky Push Continues, New Talent?, Carlito

Ryan Clark


Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Despite the crowd’s apathy towards Gene Snitsky matches, Vince McMahon continues to support the bacne-ridden, yellow-toothed grappler. McMahon is a big fan of Snitsky, which explains his never-ending dominance over mid-carders and low-end wrestlers on Raw and Heat. There doesn’t appear to be any end in sight in regards to Snitsky’s mini-push, and thus he will continue to dominate talent in short squash matches in Goldberg-like fashion until they come up with a program for him. Although, while the Snitsky push has been going on for nine months (and counting), he still has yet to engage in a program that has lasted more than two weeks, or wrestle at a pay-per-view event for that matter.

As we noted here on the site last week, Carlito is said to be unhappy with how things are going for him nowadays in WWE. The feeling backstage is that he doesn’t have the attitude it takes to get a major push. The belief is that he isnâ<80><99>t giving 100% in his matches.

“Dr. Death” Steve Williams no longer works as a trainer for WWE’s developmental promotion, Ohio Valley Wrestling. One of the reasons he was let go was because he lives in Colorado, and it costs too much money to fly him in. Williams was telling people at the wrestling convention in San Francisco that he was let go, but the technical term from WWE was that he was working part-time, and due to the cost of flying him in, he’s not being used at the moment.

Tough Enough 4 contestant and former WWE developmental wrestler “Silverback” Ryan Reeves made his return to Ohio Valley Wrestling at last night’s television taping in an over-the-top-rope battle royal. He’s there on his own, presumably trying to get his job back with WWE. Even though he had no prior wrestling experience, WWE signed him to a developmental contract in 2005 because he happened to be 6’2″ and 275 pounds of solid muscle. He was in WWE’s developmental system for a little over a year, but never made the main roster. The only real thing of note during his tenure as a WWE-contracted performer was that he failed a WWE Wellness test in July 2006. He was later suspended for 30 days. Shortly after his suspension, Reeves formed a tag team in OVW with Jon Bolen (who has since been released) called “High Dosage.” Reeves was released last January alongside a slew of other talent who the company didn’t see much of a future in. Apparently, he hasn’t appeared on any indy shows since his release from the company as his name hasn’t come up on any show results to my knowledge.

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