The following scenarios all assume that Snow, upon his reported return to the WWF, will keep the "Head". (As has been reported.)
1.) STEVE AUSTIN'S BUDDY
Time-honored tradition: get someone over by pushing them as your top star's best pal. How many times did they do it with Hogan? I lost count quickly.
And Snow makes sense in this role. Steve gets his pal who "got screwed by Vince too" and subsequently lost his mind or something. Just imagine Austin grinning like a jackal. "Hey, Vince, I know ya wanna be timekeeper at my next match against Dude Love, and that's cool! But I figure Al here wants the Head to be the timekeeper! Ain't that right, Al?" "You said it, man! The Head wants to keep time for this match, because the Head loves some good clean wrestling action..."
More importantly, if you want to get Snow over as a face, I can't think of a better way to do it *and* advance him into the WWF's upper ranks simultaneously.
As Steve Austin doesn't really have a lot of "Friends" in the WWF storyline, I could see him simply unleashing Al as One More Thing To Go Wrong for Vince - which I'm sure would be highly enjoyable for us as Al does "Crazy" well, and Vince does "man trying desperately to retain some shred of dignity while his plans come unravelled" brilliantly.
A conversation between Vince and Al (and the Head) would be priceless.
2.) THE MYSTERIOUS RUN-IN GUY
Or "let's pull a KDX".
"What is Leif Cassidy doing here?" "His name's Al Snow, King." "Whatever.
What's that he's carrying with him?"
The problem is that this is a heelish route to take, and I can't emphasize this enough: Snow needs to be brought in as a FACE. What does the WWF have in the way of faces right now in the singles ranks? Austin, Vader, Faarooq, Undertaker, Shamrock, Severn, the DOA, Blackman....um...I'm out of names.
Compare that to the list of singles heels: Rocky, Owen, HHH,XPac, Goldust, Mero, the NOD, the Boriquas, Kurrgan,Kane, Dude Love, presumably Val Venis, presumably "The Edge"...the WWF is heel-heavy at the moment and needs a high-profile face. Snow is the perfect choice.
Only if Al runs in and clobbers (insert heel here) with the Head.
3.) A SERIES OF TAPED VIGNETTES
Uh...no. Why not? Al's been gone for months - do a quick recap of the disintegration of "Leif Cassidy", then introduce the Head as Al's salvation...
4.) BRING HIM IN AS A HEEL
No. NO NO NO NO!
Nah. Psycho Face. We've seen enough heels for one week.
who can see the thought balloon over Vince's head now - "foam Heads at $14 a pop....)
Matthew Legare 5/11/98 Deja News