Part-time WWE star Chris Jericho recently spoke with MetalInjection.net to promote Fozzy’s new album “Judas”, and during the interview Jericho had the following to say, (h/t to PWInsider.com for the transcription) on Jimmy Jacobs being released from WWE following the Bullet Club’s Raw ‘invasion’:
“Jimmy’s good and if I was there I would’ve tried to help him out, but it’s not the smartest of moves. If I work at McDonalds and post a picture of me hanging out with guys from Wendy’s and hashtag ‘Wendy’s is great,’ McDonalds might not be too happy about it. 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. I mean, you can’t. Was it a fireable offense? Well, it’s not my decision, obviously Vince thought it was, which tells me there was probably some other stuff going on and that was the final straw. And I will say this, last year, 2016, 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.’ So he’s very talented, and he really got me. I worked with him a few times and 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.”
As we have been reporting for the past week, Jacobs was released from WWE after he posted a photo of himself and Bullet Club outside of the Raw venue on September 25th. The incident was said to have garnered Jacobs tremendous backstage heat with WWE management, and eventually lead to his release from the company.
Jacobs made his return to Ring of Honor at ROH Global Wars this past Sunday night, and spoofed the Raw invasion incident by taking another ‘selfie’ with Bullet Club at the iPPV.