Former WWE writer Jimmy Jacobs recently appeared as a guest on an episode of Live Audio Wrestling and spoke about being released from the company earlier this year.
Jacobs, who wrote a lot of popular storylines including Chris Jericho’s “The List,” was fired for taking a photo with The Bullet Club during their invasion of RAW earlier this year.
Featured below are some of the highlights of Jimmy Jacobs’ interview on The LAW.
On stepping away from the cameras to work behind-the-scenes in WWE: “I had a very spiritual experience. I had a spiritual experience and decided that being creative was where I was meant to end up, so in that level in my career, I was ready to go and work behind the scenes. That was all well and good for the first six months that I was there, but then one day I am producing a backstage Chris Jericho / Shane McMahon I believe, and we were just getting the cameras ready, and camera testing the shots; I stood in for Chris Jericho for like a second, just to see how everything would look, I stood in for him, and then Shane came in and we started doing this promo to see how it was going to look, and then we replay it on the screen; I then see how I looked on the monitor, and then I was like, oh wow, I look good on that monitor don’t I? That was like the first seed where I thought, oh man, wouldn’t it be nice?
“There was moments like that. It wasn’t like an overwhelming, driving force of my 2 ½ years there, but there was certain moments where I was working on promos with guys where I would tell them to do a promo a certain way, and I would show them; I would get to the point where I would say, just let me go out there and cut a promo. There was moments like that; there were times where it was bitter sweet. There were great times there too, but I’m good now, I had my fill.”
On earning his respect as a writer in WWE: “The truth is that when you come to WWE it kind of doesn’t matter what you did before. Everybody did it where they had to prove themselves all over again; a guy like AJ Styles who had a great debut on the roster had to prove himself all over again. Everybody does, so I had to start all over again, in a different capacity. Sure, I had a different rapport with guys that I worked with for years… I do believe I had it a bit different, I think there were people that were happy to see someone like me with a professional wrestling background on the writing team, but I did have to prove myself.”
On enjoying his more loose schedule and lifestyle now that he is no longer with WWE: “I love it. I didn’t mind the schedule, or the work. It was a seven day a week job, and it was a life and I didn’t mind it being a life. It wasn’t the schedule, but there’s a certain appreciation of having freedom. When I started my WWE job at 31, I took my earrings out because you are supposed to look nice. Before I went into work two weeks ago, I went and got my ears pierced again. Later that day I got fired. My point in saying that is I was ready to be me again.”
Check out the complete episode of Live Audio Wrestling featuring the Jimmy Jacobs interview at FightNetwork.com.