Ex-WWE Star Recalls Being In 17-On-2 Match Against John Cena & Randy Orton

WWE 17 on 2 handicap match including Gene Snitsky

As if planning any wrestling match against the likes of John Cena and Randy Orton wouldn’t be hard enough, imagine there being 16 other men involved!

This was the fate of Gene Snitsky and the other 16 participants who were involved in the handicap match which took place on Monday Night Raw back in March 2008. The match may not have been particularly long at under 10 minutes, but there were still going to be plenty of moving parts with that many people involved.

In a discussion with Jeremy Lambert & Joel Pearl on In The Weeds, Gene Snitsky spoke about how difficult it was to set up, despite some of his career meaning things aren’t quite as easy for him to remember as they should be.

I just remember the nightmare of trying to set it up. With that many guys involved, it’s almost like a Royal Rumble. Everybody had their spot, everybody has their time. I always joke around with the guys at the shop, ‘I have trouble remembering what I did yesterday, I don’t know how I remembered that stuff back then.’

With all the chairshots I’ve had, the tables I’ve been through. The guys are just laughing and I show them video. Back in those days, you got hit with a chair, you didn’t put your hand up. You just got hit with the chair. There’s that video going around of Big Show hitting me in the head with a kitchen sink. You can see clearly that I don’t have my hands up and I’m not protecting myself, just getting hit square in the head with a kitchen sink.

Luckily, I have a thick cranium because I’ve been hit in the head with a lot of things over the years…not counting the stuff my wife hits me with in the basement!

In another interview, Gene Snitsky discussed a bizarre WWE storyline he was involved in which Vince McMahon was very hands-on with.

With thanks to Fightful for the transcription.