The Kennel from Hell to date is considered to be one of the worst stipulated matches in the history of the WWE. The stipulation involved the wrestlers being closed inside the cage surrounded by vicious dogs. As fascinating as it may sound, the actual match ended up being the worst in the company’s history. This was due to the fact that the dogs involved in the match were not trained at all.
For those who might not know, Big Boss Man was scheduled to fight Al Snow for the Hardcore championship inside the cage match at Unforgiven pay-per-view in the year 1999. Both wrestlers have been feuding for a time now, but the main differentiating point came when Big Boss Man involved Al Snow’s dog in the feud. This then resulted in both of the wrestlers facing each other in a Hell in a Cell surrounded by the vicious-looking Rottweilers and was named The Kennel from Hell.
The feud had everything to look forward to and the stipulation just added some more fascination around the match. But the match was lackluster, to say the least. Though both the wrestlers gave their best to the match, the dogs at the ringside just stole the spotlight, and that too for the very wrong reasons. The dogs that were surrounding the ring were untrained which means they had little to no idea as to what was happening around them.
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As a result, the dogs started urinating, defecating, and even mating on the ringside. This just took away any little significance of the match. Now Al Snow in an interview with Wrestling News Co. reacted to the whole Kennel from Hell match and his insight on the match.
Al Snow reacted on his overall storyline with Big Boss Man stating, “If the company had not dropped the ball as far as reliability, it could have been a really amazing storyline. I think no one ever really relates to ever their pet stolen and then something cruel is fed to them you know. But when you arrive at the payoff. When you have made the crux of the match, the story the conflict that has to be resolved the dogs, the animals you know.”
Al Snow then added that he thought the company that being WWE would have definitely hired some highly trained vocally commanded dogs and animals. But that was not the case. Snow added, “The company waited until that morning of the pay-per-view to contact a local veterinarian clinic to get the particular breed of dogs that then went and urinated, defecated, and fornicated and you couldn’t even show that in the air and couldn’t even interact with them. Well, then you have completely hamstrung the whole thing.”
Al Snow then added that the Kennel from Hell was a good idea but lacked its execution. He also added that whatever the case was he and Big Boss Man did their best to give the fans an unforgivable match. Unfortunately, the only thing associated with and remembered about the match is the nuisance of the dogs on the ringside.