Both Austin and Snow agree that while McMahon can give certain performers an opportunity or a ‘push’, it’s ultimately up to the performer to get themselves over. When the show goes live and you’re out in the ring, there’s nothing that McMahon can do to enhance or decrease your ability to get over.
Snow mentions that his son in law is a professional wrestler and a few years ago he turned down an indie booking because the promoter was only willing to pay $40 when he wanted $50 for the appearance. Snow told him that was a mistake because he was an unknown name in the business, and probably wouldn’t even draw one person to the building. In reality, the promoter was offering him $40 when his true value was $0, so he should have taken that money and worked the show.
Snow informs that he’s been working since 1982, and some part of his body hurts everyday at this point. He mentions that he broke his neck in Japan while taking a piledriver and he didn’t even know it until years later when he had a cat scan. He informs that he actually had two minor strokes while he was working in WWE as well.
That sums up today’s episode of The Steve Austin Show. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya on Thursday for a recap of part 2 of this interview.