Former WWE superstar Eugene has spoken openly about how the foot fetish which was made part of Snitsky’s character was very much based on the man himself.
Eugene, also known today as Nick Dinsmore, came in to WWE as Eric Bischoff’s nephew and quickly gained the adoration of the crowd as well as performing alongside some of the greats such as The Rock and Triple H. His WWE run lasted from 2004 to 2007.
on the It’s My Wrestling podcast, Eugene gave his opinion on Snitsky, who was around the company at the same time. Snitsky made his WWE debut during a storyline involving Kane and Lita, who were an on-screen couple at the time, which many saw as rather unsavoury.
Later in his time with WWE Snitsky’s character would change and develop a foot fetish, which Dinsmore claims is actually true to real life.
Snitsky’s a great dude, I travelled around with him a lot. But the foot fetish thing was absolutely true. I remember we were on a flight to the Philippines – a sixteen-hour flight to the Phillippines and towards the end of the flight he convinced one of the airline stewardesses to take her shoes off so he could touch her feet.
I’ve seen this woman walk up and down the aisles for sixteen hours serving drinks and now you want to touch her feet?! Why didn’t you do that when you first got on the plane? But he was absolutely cool to travel with. I saw him do it several times, the woman had stockings on but if they wouldn’t have no stockings that foot would be in the mouth right away, boom.
That was him, and they just brought it out on TV. That was the stuff he did. He went to get pedicures and have his toes painted. We were in Australia and every night we’d be smoking a cigar and he’d be wearing stockings and toes out.
With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.