Former WWE wrestler Al Snow was credited for saving an 11-year-old child’s life in Destin, Fla. Snow was enjoying the water when he heard screaming. Snow, real name Allen Sarven, noticed there was a boy being pulled out into the ocean. The former wrestler jumped into action because he knew that the lifeguard wasn’t going to be able to make it in time.
“I made it thank God…and I caught him just by the arm just as the wave started pulling him even further out. If I hadn’t grabbed him, I think he’d probably went out to seas and that would’ve been it”.
“I was able to stay up” Snow added “and hand him off to the lifeguard and I made my way back across to my friend and we went up on the beach and I felt like I was about to collapse. I was exhausted.” Luckily, neither the boy nor Snow suffered any injuries.
Al Snow was a popular WWE wrestler from 1997 to 2004. His character was mostly known as an unstable psycho. He would hit his opponents with trashcans, stop signs, bowling balls, and pretty much anything he could his hands on. On one episode of Monday Night Raw, he wrestled himself (link below), but he was most famous for what he carried to the ring. From his early beginnings in ECW to his WWE run he carried around a female mannequin head appropriately named “Head”. He would talk to Head like she was talking back to him, having a conversation. Later in his career, he helped train wrestlers, most notably on the WWE reality television show Tough Enough which aired on MTV. He is currently in that same role behind the scenes at Ohio Valley Wrestling.
Despite sounding like a villain, the fans absolutely loved him. He was crowned European Champion, Tag Team Champion with WWE Hall of Famer Mankind (Mick Foley), and was a six-time Hardcore champion. Al Snow is looked back on fondly by any wrestling fan over the age of 25. Now a young boy and his mother will look back graciously on Allen Sarven.