Vince McMahon was not a fan of a former WWE Superstars name.
Former WWE writer Brian Gewirtz has revealed Vince McMahon’s hatred of Al Snow’s name.
Whilst Snow had many proponents, the ex-WWE Chairman was seemingly unimpressed with the current Ohio Valley Wrestling owner.
Writing in his book “There’s Just One Problem…: True Tales from the Former, One-Time, 7th Most Powerful Person in WWE,” Gewirtz recollected a time when McMahon expressed his dislike of the 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.”
Although Mcmahon wasn’t an admirer of Al Snow, Gewirtz was a big supporter of the multi-time Hardcore Champion. Gewirtz’s continued:
“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.”
Brian Gewirtz also recalled that Vince McMahon once decided to fine Michael Cole every time he said a certain word on commentary.