Born on January 14, 1970, Eugene Alan Snitsky was an offensive lineman for the University of Missouri Tigers football team. He began wrestling in Ohio Valley Wrestling as Mean Gene Mondo, the kayfabe brother of Mike Mondo. He later signed with World Xtreme Wrestling, fighting under the name "Mean" Gene Snitsky, and winning a tag team championship with partner Robb Harper.
Debuting on WWE on September 2004, Snitsky was a jobber against Kane (Glen Jacobs) on a no disqualification match. A feud between Kane and Snitsky began, which led to a match at Taboo Tuesday 2004, where Snitsky used a steel chair to crush Kane's larynx. During Survivor Series 2004, Snitsky encountered Smackdown's Jon Heidenreich. A year later, the two met up again with Snitsky teaming up with Heidenreich to bring down the Undertaker.
In July 2005, Snitsky fought WWE Champion John Cena in the Lumberjack match. Snitsky then began wrestling with Heat, until he formed a tag team with Tyson Tomko. Their first team match was against Viscera (Nelson Frazier, Jr.) and Val Venis, whom they defeated. Snitsky and Tomko later earned the number one contenders spot for the World Tag Team Championships, but failed to dethrone then-champions Kane (Glen Jacobs) and Big Show (Paul Wight). The partnership ended when Tomko left the WWE in April 2006 in good terms.
Snitsky then turned face and began a tag team with Goldust (Dustin Rhodes), defeating several teams on Heat. The partnership also ended when Goldust left the WWE. In February 2007, Snitsky debuted in ECW and assaulted Bobby Lashley. He later attacked several other ECW superstars including CM Punk, Hardcore Holly, Balls Mahoney and Matt Striker. In June of that year, Snitsky returned to Raw after won a 15-man battle royal to get the last two selections for Raw. Snitsky re-debuted and defeated Super Crazy (Francisco Islas). His other defeated opponents include Val Venis, Rory McAllister, and Robbie McAllister.
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