It’s a little known fact that “MEAN” GENE SNITSKY got his big break in professional wrestling while studying at the WILD SAMOAN PRO WRESTLING TRAINING CENTER and wrestling for WXWC4′s predecessor, WXW. The 6’8″, 300+ pounder came to AFA and SAMU to study and learn the fine craft of being a great big man wrestler.
From Nesquehoning Pennsylvania, Gene began wrestling in 1997, just two years after playing for the Canadian Football League’s Birmingham Barracudas. When he first arrived in WXW he immediately found tag team success with his partner ROBB HARPER wrestling with a football inspired theme as THE TWIN TACKLES. The duo quickly found themselves as WXW Tag Team Champions at a time when WXW had a plethora of talent in DA HIT SQUAD, THE MOONDOGS 2000, THE SONS OF SAMOA, and numerous others.
When he entered singles competition in WXW, he was clearly one of the largest competitors on the roster, his size helping him to win the coveted WXW World Heavyweight Title. Having a monster of that magnitude couldn’t go on forever, though, as the WWE signed him to a developmental deal the day after he won the title in October 2003.
During his developmental time, Snitsky wrestled in OHIO VALLEY WRESTLING as “Mean” Gene Mondo, the brother of OVW wrestler MIKE MONDO.
Snitsky made his debut in the WWE in a rather bizarre and unusual way. As an unannounced competitor facing KANE, Snitsky knocked Kane over with a chair causing Kane to land on a pregnant LITA causing her to miscarry. After the incident, Snitsky tried to apologize and made the now famous line, “IT WASN’T MY FAULT!”
Following his feud with Kane, Snitsky teamed with and feuded with several other WWE stars including Chris Benoit, Edge, Heidenreich, The Big Show, Goldust, and as a hired gun for Eric Bischoff before being transferred to the ECW brand in 2007.
It was while in ECW that Snitsky would take on the identity of a dark, psychotic madman. Sporting a clean shaven head and face with yellowed teeth and a poor complexion Snisky once again became a monster villain, feuding with Hardcore Holly, Balls Mahoney, CM Punk, Matt Striker, Bobby Lashley, and Rob Van Dam.
Later that year Snitsky was traded back to the RAW brand where he went n a terrific tear through the WWE roster until his release in December of 2008.
After his time in WWE, Snitsky played his hand at acting, appearing as a biker in the music video for the song “Free Your Soul” by Vyrus. He also appeared as an actor in the role of biker and criminal on ABC’s Primetime: What Would You Do?, in February 2011. He has appeared in other episodes, including one where he played a person harassing a little person. He will also star in the film Manos: The Search for Valley Lodge, the sequel to the critically panned 1966 film Manos: The Hands of Fate.
Since then Snitsky has made several sporadic appearances for WXWC4 until defeating AFA for the Ultimate World Heavyweight Title with the help of ERIC COBIAN in April of 2012.
Snitsky stands as the largest and the most storied champion in WXWC4 history.