Al Snow booked for OVW, and today holds a spot on TNA's creative team. Snow was also a featured wrestler during WWE's white-hot "Attitude Era," where TV ratings were hitting the stratosphere in a way they have never seen again. So it would seem that he'd be someone that would have a lot to say about the paltry results that pro wrestling garners in viewership these days.
The critically acclaimed DVD series profiles wrestling's most creative minds -- its bookers and decision makers -- and Al Snow's episode covers the style and decisions that made that "Attitude Era" so successful. Naturally the questions are posed against today's backdrop of one major federation going "PG" and living in a major drop-off from "Attitude" numbers, and the other major federation firing all of its arsenal at once and returning ratings in the 1s. Different time, baby.
And Al Snow centers his discussion on "Guest Booker" along those lines. The compare/contrast with today's anemic and largely dispassionate following lives in the heart of realism. And perceived reality. And the outrageous characters being closer to the actual star than not. Sounds like reality-tv. Snow feels that's where wrestling hit its groove, even before the reality craze. And they've abandoned it.