Former WWE and Global Force Wrestling (GFW) star Al Snow recently did an interview with Interactive Wrestling Radio to talk about his time in GFW, why he thinks he was released, serving as an agent with GFW/Impact for seven years, and if the negativity from the internet during TNA’s darker days was felt backstage. Here’s what he had to say:
Why he feels he was let go from GFW:
“Yeah, I’m certain it was a budget thing. Jeff [Jarrett] brought his own group, his own guys that he brought with him and there are only so many spots financially and budget wise that you can afford to have as far as producers. And, have a necessity and need for to produce the segments. It was myself and 2 other guys and he had brought in his own group. Somebody had to go! That’s just how it works. I had a great run there. It lasted MUCH longer than I expected. I have no complaints whatsoever. I wish them nothing but the best. I hope they strive and succeed and be a real force in wrestling. Hopefully, someday, I can come back and do business again.”
Serving as an agent in GFW/Impact for seven years:
“In life, especially in wrestling, it isn’t a matter of if it will end. It is a matter of when it will end. You go into it knowing that. You’re going to have a run, you’re going to finish up, and you’re going to leave the territory. That’s an inevitability. You can’t get around it. Things change and then you move on.”
If the negativity on the internet was felt backstage in TNA during its darker days:
“Of course it was felt backstage. I’m not giving lip service. Even if I still worked for GFW, TNA, Impact… I’d still state what the facts are. The facts are that everybody knew there were issues or factors that would occur or come up. But, I’ve got to tell you, one of the things that impressed me so much is that everybody there, and I do mean everybody there, worked so hard on that show.
“From the in ring talent to the production team to the camera crew to the office staff… I mean, you’ve got to think. They put on a comparable product to the WWE with not even a third of the budget, not even a third of the roster, not even an eighth of the resources, not even an eighth of the office staff, not even an eighth of the production staff.”
You can check out Al Snow’s full interview with Interactive Wrestling Radio at this link.
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions