Last week, WWE writer Jimmy Jacobs landed got into hot water for posting a photo on Instagram of him posing with the Bullet Club, but Chris Jericho can see where WWE is coming from. Jacobs was fired for the indicent, just over two years after joining the company as one of its top writers.
Though many wrestling fans may not be too familiar with him, Jacobs was actually one of the more influential names backstage. In fact, Chris Jericho claims that it was Jacobs idea of creating the List of Jericho. Drink that in man.
Jericho recently appeared on the Metal Injection podcast (according to PWInsider.com, via WrestleZone). Jericho compared the incident to being a McDonald's employee posting a photo of hanging out with Wendy's workers. Here is also in part what Jericho said about the incident:
"I think Jimmy’s a smart guy and maybe wouldn’t surprise me if he knew something was going to happen. Maybe he was getting sick of it, I don’t know. I just know as soon as I saw that picture, I was just like ‘ooof,’ with the hashtag ‘#BCInvasion,’ you can’t do that man...Well, it’s not my decision, obviously, Vince (McMahon) thought it was, which tells me there was probably some other stuff going on and that was the final straw."
However, it doesn't appear as though Jacobs was unemployed for long. He recently appeared at a Ring of Honor event in Chicago, an indicator that Jacobs may be working for the promotion once again.
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Jacobs spent his early wrestling career for with smaller promotions, before joining the Ring of Honor in 2003 (as a 19-year-old). He started to work for other promotions, including the JCW and West Coast Wrestling Connection. Jacobs was a writer in WWE for two years before being fired.
A WWE veteran who's never afraid to speak his mind, even Jericho won't be siding with his pal here. He believes it was justified for Vince McMahon to drop the hammer on one of their top writers.