Help Wanted! Job Opportunities: Al Snow

Brian Damage

Back in the 80’s and 90’s, it was very common to see some no name wrestler go up against a proven star of a promotion. Whether that be from the WWF, NWA/WCW, AWA or elsewhere, these nomads of professional wrestling were there to make the stars look great. They were known as enhancement talent, preliminary wrestlers or as many fans have come to know them…”jobbers.” While fans were clamoring to see big time match ups, these “squash matches” served a very important purpose. While perhaps not appreciated at the time, they were just as important as the stars themselves.

You just never know what familiar faces will pop up in a random squash match from the 1980’s and early 1990’s. In 1993, a jobber named ‘Steve Moore’ appeared a couple of times on WWF television to take on the likes of Marty Jannetty and the Undertaker. Naturally, Moore lost those matches in rather decisive fashion…but it wouldn’t be the last time we would see his face.

He eventually signed a WWF contract and wrestled under various gimmicks like ‘Avatar’…’Shinobi’ and Leif Cassidy where he teamed with Jannetty as the “New” Rockers. None of those gimmicks stuck and Snow was sent to ECW to fine tune his persona. It was in ECW, where Al Snow’s career really took off with the introduction of a mannequin head. He would later return to the WWF/WWE and win some titles along the way.

Al Snow would later become a trainer for WWE and later become a wrestler/producer for Impact Wrestling. He eventually bought WWE’s former developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). He sold a majority of his ownership to a private company, but still has a minority stake. He continues to train a whole new era of pro wrestlers.

2 thoughts on “Help Wanted! Job Opportunities: Al Snow

  1. Al was overlooked as a worker his training seems to be top notch .he be jacked as hell last few years as well . Let’s face it who couldn’t get behind Al in ecw and WWE everyone luvs head lol

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