Former WWE Superstar Al Snow was a recent guest on The Angle Podcast to discuss a wide variety of subjects. When asked about the Attitude Era, Snow pointed to The Undertaker as someone who would have never gotten over in the business without being paired with the creative mind of Vince McMahon.
“No one is bigger than the business. You can’t be the main event without the opening match. [Wrestlers] can’t win if someone is not willing to lose,” Al Snow said. “You can’t be a star without someone helping you be a star, but at the same time, they want to be a star as well. [Talent] can’t be unique unless you’ve determined what it is about you and who you are that you can turn the volume up on.
“For some people, they walk into the ring, and they hit right on it, it clicks. And then there are those who it takes years. Look at Mark Callaway; look at how many years The Undertaker was in wrestling, and he didn’t make a dent. He wasn’t terrible or anything, but it wasn’t until he and Vince got together and The Undertaker was born, and now that’s what’s made him a legend.”
Despite the comedic undertones of his character, Al Snow believes his character was never meant to be a comedic wrestler.
“I never really approached what I did in wrestling as being comedic. I thought it was an effort to be entertaining,” Al Snow said. “Everyone goes Al Snow was a comedic wrestler, but really I wasn’t. The character was that I was insane, and what was funny, or what I’d like to call dark humor, was you laughing at the fact that I had an altered view of reality and was willing and capable of doing about anything that made sense for me because the character was insane.
“It put me in a lot of funny circumstances and situations. I have a tendency to be sarcastic and a bit of a smartass. At the time when I started doing the Head, it was a vehicle or an avenue for me. I had a lot of frustration professionally that it became a way to vent, and for the audience, it gave them a character or persona that they can now believe in.”
Al Snow also recently spoke with WrestleZone‘s Managing Editor, Bill Pritchard. You can check out that interview in the embedded video below.
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