What's the story?
Former WWE Writer, Jimmy Jacobs was recently interviewed by Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated. Among other things, he discussed the 2016 Career vs Title feud that took place between Dolph Ziggler and The Miz.
Jacob revealed in the interview that John Cena had not been convinced of the program's potential when he first heard about it.
In case you didn't know...
Jimmy Jacobs was immensely popular on the independent scene when he joined WWE as a writer. He spent two and a half years with the company before he was forced to leave after a controversial selfie with the Young Bucks and The Bullet Club during their invasion of Monday Night Raw.
In the two and a half years that he spent with the company, Jacobs developed a devout fan following by developing some of the best segments in WWE.
As a WWE writer, his work included The List of Jericho, The Festival of Friendship, and partially for Miz and Ziggler's Career vs Title feud of 2016.
The heart of the matter
Jacobs revealed that John Cena was less than convinced about the Career vs Title segment that took place between The Miz and Ziggler at Cleveland.
He said that Cena always checked up on him and The Champ believed in his stories. When Cena asked him what the plan was for Cleveland that day, and when Jacobs informed him about the Miz and Ziggler plan, Cena was sceptical. He said, "Well, we'll see how that goes," which Jacobs interpreted as scepticism.
Jacobs went on to say that he was not 'knocking Cena' as he loved him, but Cena was sceptical as they were not leaving with the fans booing The Miz, or Ziggler saying that he was going to kick the Miz's a*s. Instead, they were leaving with Ziggler putting his career on the line, and Cena also had this to say to Jacobs about the segment:
'We're in a yay-boo business. You've got to leave them with either cheering Dolph Ziggler or booing The Miz.'
Jacobs also revealed that Cena came to believe in the segment after he watched it. Cena had watched the segment from the 'Gorilla' position and later admitted to Jacobs that he had 'felt' the segment.
"John watched from 'Gorilla'. Afterwards, he said, 'I was skeptical of that, but that was a homerun. I really felt that.' I was really proud of that."
Unfortunately, WWE let Jacobs go after his selfie with the Bullet Club. Jacobs discussed his future and said that it was fun for him to have a little 'breathing room' after two and a half years.
He said that he had not yet decided in which direction his career would go in the future.
WWE lost out on the immense creative talent of Jacobs.
Cena was bold enough to admit that he had been wrong about the segment to Jacobs, and that goes a long way in showing us what sort of person he is.Published 16 Nov 2017, 13:19 IST