Vince McMahon “Very Hands-On” With Bizarre WWE Storyline

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A former WWE star has discussed how Vince McMahon was heavily involved in one of his character’s stranger moments – but also warned him not to mess up.

At the height of his character’s “it wasn’t my fault” phase in WWE, Gene Snitsky interrupted an episode of Chris Jericho‘s Highlight Reel to confront Lita. He headed to the ring with a baby doll, which he ended up punting in to the crowd. As he squared up with Lita, Jericho stepped in and brawled with Snitsky.

In a discussion with PWMania, Gene Snitsky revealed how involved Vince McMahon was with the segment, and made it clear that this was one he didn’t want to f**k up.

Well, I was always the kind of guy in high school and grade school that got dared to do something, do it just for a reaction – that was just my personality. So, ironically, that was a perfect fit for me. And I can remember, you know, going into the ring and walking through it. And, Vince, you know, Vince was very hands-on with that storyline. So he came in, he’s like, ‘Hey, we’re gonna do this. You know, whatever you do…don’t f**k this up.’ I’m like, ‘Listen, Mr. McMahon. I was gonna be a punter in high school. This is gonna be amazing. Trust me.’

Gene Snitsky went on to talk about how the segment grew a life of its own.

The funniest thing to me about that was the little fake baby sounds when I walked out with the baby doll. I’m thinking to myself ‘This is freaking great!’ Like, I’m trying not to laugh while I’m doing the skit. Because it’s so ridiculous. And I’m like, ‘This is awesome!’ So I get in there and you know, do the whole deal with the baby doll and punted it. It’s crazy.

Like looking back on it. I didn’t think anything of it. It was just another day at the office. But it’s, you know, it kind of grew a life of its own…19 years later, we’re still talking about it. So that’s kind of funny to me that something so like off the wall, off the cuff just kind of stuck with the people and resonated with the fans to the point where they’re still talking about it all these years later.

Gene Snitsky made his WWE debut in 2004, and would stay with the company until December 2008 when he requested his release.