WWE head writer Jimmy Jacobs made headlines when he was terminated by the company, supposedly for posting a photo of himself posing with The Youngbucks and other members of The Bullet Club. He has now revealed he did that intentionally; he posted the photo hoping it would get him fired.
To the WWE, this was a problem. The Bullet Club was a competing brand and the wrestlers in question were not employees or contracted talent. In fact, some of them had been downright vocal in their dislike of the WWE. To the WWE, this was fraternizing with the enemy and Jacobs was let go, leading to the Internet exploding with speculation there was more going on.
In an interview with Live Audio Wrestling, Jacobs sheds a little light on the situation. He comes right out and says the photo was the reason for his termination and when asked for his opinion, he said, "It's nothing that I'm gonna get into, but I'll say this: no mistake was made. I am A-OK with the way that everything went down."
If the WWE had other issues with Jacobs that led to his release, or in other words, if this was the final straw, he is not aware of it. He was told the photo is why he was let go and he says he understands. He doesn't seem broken up about it either.
Friends with many of the talent, it wouldn't be surprising to hear Jacobs was fine with leaving WWE. There is widespread speculation that a number of current performers are looking for a way out, and if Jacobs was in that group, he found his escape plan. It didn't take long for Jimmy Jacobs to move on.
Jacobs used to wrestle for Ring of Honor and has since returned, reuniting with many of his former running buddies. They've welcomed him with open arms and he may have more opportunities in the future as wrestlers seem to be exiting WWE at a rapid pace.
You can hear the interview below:
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