What’s the story?
Former WWE creative writer Jimmy Jacobs was recently interviewed by Andy Malnoske of Wrestling Inc. During his interaction with Malnoske, Jacobs talked about his firing from the WWE and opened up about the ‘controversial’ photo with the Bullet Club that eventually led to his departure from the world’s biggest wrestling promotion.
In case you didn’t know…
New Japan Pro Wrestling’s legendary faction, the Bullet Club who are known for their notorious reputation both on and off screen, was once again back in controversy when they decided to “invade” Monday Night Raw last year.
The invasion, however, was just a part of an episode of the Young Bucks’ YouTube series called Being the Elite, and the so-called invasion isn’t as serious as it sounds in the first place. Bullet Club—the BTE cast members—Marty Scurll, Hangman Page, Cody Rhodes, Matt and Nick Jackson were all a part of the Raw invasion that took place on September 25, 2017.
Following the incident, WWE writer and the innovator of Chris Jericho’s ‘List of Jericho’, Jimmy Jacobs shared a selfie on social media where he was seen posing with his close friends and current Bullet Club members Cody Rhodes and his fellow allies.
Apparently, the photo shared by Jacobs is also the reason why WWE decided to fire Jacobs from the company in the first place.
The heart of the matter
During his chat with Wrestling Inc, Jacobs revealed a few scathing in-depth details regarding his controversial firing from the WWE. Jacobs said that he was very happy and thrilled to catch up with his friends from the Young Bucks and rest of the Bullet Club, following the group's "invasion" of Monday Night Raw.
"I got a text from my buddy that said, 'Hey, are The Young Bucks at the arena?' I was like, 'Are they?' I went outside and I saw them, I was thrilled to see them.”- Jacobs stated.
Additionally, Jacobs claimed that it was actually his idea to get a picture along with his friends, which he eventually decided to post online. However, the former ROH Tag Team Champion further said that he has no regrets about clicking the photo with his good buddies from the Bullet Club.
“Right after we caught up and right before we left we said let's take a picture together. We took a little picture and I put it up online, and what happened, happened. No regrets about that, not even a little bit."- Jacobs added.
Jimmy Jacobs is currently back on the Independent wrestling scene and has also been working for Impact Wrestling. Jacobs now continues to wrestle for various top promotions such as the likes of IPW, WrestleCircus, and CZW.
WWE firing Jimmy Jacobs over a simple photo sounds like a very petty issue to me and I believe there was no reason for Vince McMahon and co to fire Jacobs from the company. The 33-year-old is also one of the hardest working writers the company had, having previously come up with innovative ideas such as Dean Ambrose’s ‘Mitch the Plant’ and Jericho’s List.Published 17 Jan 2018, 23:52 IST