Jimmy Jacobs has revealed his role in Impact Wrestling with his appearances at Bound For Glory and a recent taping of Impact.
The former WWE writer is calling himself “The Princess” (which is perhaps a nod to his former ring name of “Zombie Princess”) and it seems that he may be more of a manager than a wrestler at Impact. He debuted at Bound For Glory with wavy hair and scarf to inform the announcers of his arrival to Impact Wrestling, while on the Nov. 8, 2017, episode of Impact he appeared ringside with Chris Adonis and Eli Drake.
At first, it seemed like he would take part in the three-man tag team match, but then he clarified that he wouldn’t be entering the ring, and instead introduced Kongo Kong as the third man on the villainous team. Jacobs then stood ringside to cheer them on.
Wrestling manager is a new role for Jacobs, who got his start as a competitor on the independent circuit. In 2003, he made his way to Ring Of Honor where he fought for over a decade. He’d become a five-time World Tag Team Champion with the promotion before leaving in 2009. He’d return to Ring Of Honor in 2011 and received a title shot but failed to achieve victory.
In 2015, Jacobs joined the WWE’s creative team as a writer, leaving the ring entirely. He’d stay there until July of 2017 when he was let go for posting a photo of himself with members of Bullet Club. Bullet Club recently performed an “invasion” of WWE Raw, which was mostly a nod to a segment of Raw that saw DX invade a taping of WCW Nitro.
WWE apparently saw Jacobs’s Instagram post as disloyalty to the company and fired him.
Since then, Jacobs has been appearing in multiple promotions, including Ring of Honor at Global Wars: Chicago, as well as WrestleCircus at CircusMania. He then appeared at Bound For Glory with Impact Wrestling, where he seems to have set up a more permanent gig.
If Chris Jericho is to be believed, Impact may have picked up some real creative talent. In an interview with Metal Injunction, Jericho said he worked with Jimmy throughout all of 2016 and found him indispensable.
"Jimmy Jacobs was my co-writer on all of it. All of it! And the weeks he wasn't there I was like 'Ah f--k, I don't like this, I want Jimmy."
"I went to [head writer] Dave Kapoor, 'I want Scoville, which is his real name, Chris Scoville, on every Jericho promo. No one else. Because that's how much I trusted his talent, his instincts."