WWE News: JTG opens up about his relationship with Vince McMahon
From signing with WWE to his business relationship wit Vince McMahon, JTG talks all.
Wrestlinginc reports that former WWE Superstar JTG, one half of the infamous Cryme Tyme, recently appeared on Ross Report, Jim Ross’s podcast. JTG talked about his experience in WWE with Jim Ross and also opened up about how his business relationship with Vince McMahon was. Among other things, he noted that Vince McMahon actually respects what Foley would term as “Testicular Fortitude.”
Here are the highlights from his talk with Jim Ross.
On being signed with WWE
"Shad and I were actually on local television in OVW. We were on local television. We were the Southern Tag Team Champions and Al Snow and Paul Heyman were writing the shows and they told us to do a couple of vignettes because we were wrestling every week. They said, 'do a couple of vignettes [and] get yourself over. You don't have to do a match every week to get yourself over [or] win a match.' So we did some vignettes and those vignettes were hysterical and those got back to Vince and that's what got us hired [by WWE], those vignettes." JTG added, "Vince never even saw me wrestle. He just saw those vignettes and I was told I was hired right after those videos."
On his relationship with Vince McMahon
"Definitely, one thing I do realize with Vince is that he respects balls and he respects confidence." JTG continued, "[in] my relationship with the McMahons, I felt very comfortable with them. If I had an issue, I would just knock on his door or if I saw him on his phone, I would [ask], 'hey, how are you doing, boss? Can I chat with you for a sec?' It was that type of relationship, but it was always business."
On the treatment of black wrestlers in WWE
"From my experience working with the WWE and seeing the history, I'm going to go ahead and say 'yeah' because as of right now, I haven't seen a wrestler that identifies as black as the WWE Champion and there's no reason for that. They say that The Rock is black, and, yes, he is black, but he's not identified as black. He's more identified as Samoan. And we've had black wrestlers who definitely could have been WWE Champion, but we still haven't had one to this day and I'd love to know why."