One of the most popular stars during the Attitude Era in WWE is Al Snow. The wrestling veteran recently opened up about his hesitations with regard to OVW being featured on Wrestlers.
The Netflix docuseries Wrestlers revolves around the real life of professional wrestlers. The series mainly focuses on WWE’s developmental wrestling promotion Ohio Valley Wrestling. The show premiered on the 13th of September.
Snow recently was interviewed by Wrestling Inc. During the interview, he revealed that he is excited about the show. At the same time, he is a bit hesitant about revealing a lot to the audience about what happens behind the scenes.
“Yeah, of course. I’ve used this as an example of … It’s like The Wizard of Oz. When you watched The Wizard of Oz and everything was magic and exciting and colorful and then you get to the end and you find out it was just some stumpy old man when you pulled the curtain back pulling knobs and twisting the levers and pushing the dials and buttons and pulling chains, basically orchestrating everything, and then the magic was gone. And I feel like sometimes our quest to really know things backstage that we really don’t need to know to enjoy the show breeds familiarity and familiarity breeds contempt and it takes away a little bit of the joy of just being a fan,” Al Snow said.
Al Snow also worries that the fact that the show reveals almost everything that happens backstage, might change the perception of the fans. He fears that the fan instead of loving the business, he or she might become a critic of it instead.
WrestleZone spoke with “Mr. PEC-Tacular” Jessie Godderz ahead of the premiere of Wrestlers. Godderz, the current OVW National Heavyweight Champion, has appeared in IMPACT Wrestling, and he’s also one of Big Brother‘s most memorable competitors. Godderz was asked how Wrestlers was different than the reality shows he’s been part of, and what fans should expect from the new show.
“I think that everybody’s going to be able to see a bunch of individuals that haven’t given up yet. I think a lot of people have dreams and aspirations,” Godderz explained. “Whether it’s them becoming a doctor, or a lawyer, or a firefighter, or racecar driver, or a professional football player, a professional wrestler. Life kicks you in the teeth enough times to where you give up on ’em. And I think that the depiction that’s going to come across. It’s going to run the gambit of every demographic can see a little bit of themselves and probably one character or another.”
Godderz says Wrestlers is in a good position because it doesn’t necessarily paint anyone as the “bad guy” that you might find on a reality television show.
“It’s not necessarily like the dynamic that other reality television kind of needs to have, like a good versus evil,” he noted. “This one is, I think everybody’s gonna have an awesome light. And I’m excited, like, wholeheartedly. It’s by far the biggest thing I’ve ever been a part of.”
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