What does everybody want? Apparently not the name Al Snow according to Vince McMahon.
It was revealed by former WWE lead writer Brian Gewirtz that Vince McMahon absolutely hated the name Al Snow.
While Al Snow was popular among fans thanks to his run in ECW that led to a lengthy WWE run, the now-retired former WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was not a fan.
Snow worked for WWE from 1998 to 2008 first as a wrestler, then as a main coach on Tough Enough and he worked as a trainer as well. During his run as a wrestler, Snow carried a mannequin head named “Head” around with him, which the fans seemed to love. Snow is currently the owner of Ohio Valley Wrestling.
During his WWE run, Snow won the Hardcore Title six times, the European Champion once and he was a Tag Team Champion with Mankind (Mick Foley) as well.
Gewirtz has a new book out called “There’s Just One Problem…True Tales from the Former, One-Time, 7th Most Powerful Person in WWE” about his life in WWE as a head writer. Gewirtz shared a story about how Vince hated Snow’s name.
“He [Al Snow] knew Vince didn’t see him as a top guy and knew Vince wasn’t a big fan of his in general, ‘what kind of name is Al Snow? That is the worst name for a wrestler I’ve ever heard of in my life.’ I heard Vince say that out loud, with literally no one asking or even bringing up Al’s name in a conversation. He just happened to be thinking it.”
Vince McMahon may not have liked Snow’s name, but Gewirtz did his best to suggest Snow was featured on WWE’s TV shows.
“Of course, that [McMahon’s dislike of Snow’s name] didn’t stop me from championing Al early on, I made it my mission to change Vince’s mind about Al Snow. On one car trip pitching ‘Al Snow vs. Jeff Hardy’ so many times Vince would not have been convicted of manslaughter had he thrown me out of the SUV. Every time Al Snow won a match, I felt like I had won.”