Jimmy Jacobs On His WWE Departure


Former WWE Writer Jimmy Jacobs recently appeared on Chris Jericho‘s Talk is Jericho podcast where he talked about his WWE departure and more. Below are some highlights from his interview:

Working a match for WWE in 2005:

“My first time wrestling in a WWE ring was in 2005 when I wrestled Eddie Guerrero on SmackDown. They were doing a program with him and Rey Mysterio, and I was just at the show hanging out with my buddy Paul London in Pennsylvania, and they needed someone to work with Eddie, Couple of guys had seen me before; they looked me up and down and told me that I was working with Eddie Guerrero tonight and it was an awesome experience. I was 21 years old. I had attended the show not expecting to work and then all of a sudden I was in a match with one of the best performers ever.”

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Introducing himself to Eddie Guerrero before the match:

“I went up to Eddie Guerrero and introduced myself and told him that I think we are going to be working together tonight, and he thanked me for wanting to be in the match with him. He said that he wanted to apologize because the match needed to be all about him, but wanted to thank me anyway for doing it, like I was doing him a favor or something, He said to me that God-willing we will work together again in the future under better circumstances. He had given Rey the brainbuster on the steps the week before; he had taken Rey’s mask. This week he comes to the ring with Rey’s mask, and he wrestles this kid while putting on Rey’s mask on me and beat the s**t out of me while I had Rey’s mask on.”

His WWE departure:

“There is zero bitter feelings; I had a fun two and a half years there. I have zero bitterness of why they fired me. This past six weeks has been the time of my life. If Vince wanted to keep me around he would have kept me around. I don’t even know how that got in front of him, but he had made the decision that I needed to go. I was cool with that because I felt that I needed to go.”

Quotes via WrestlingInc. You can watch the full episode of Talk Is Jericho featuring Jacobs below: