Jimmy Jacobs On Being ‘Restricted’ in WWE, Why Impact Taping Weeks of TV Is An Advantage Over WWE, More


Impact Wrestling star and creative team member Jimmy Jacobs recently spoke with The UK Mirror and below are some interview highlights:

On his decision to sign with Impact Wrestling:

“I absolutely did have offers from others. I talked to ROH about going back there but I have been there for a lot of years.

“I wanted to do something new, I had a conversation with Scott D’Amore and Sonjay Dutt on the phone about different things at Impact and it just seemed like a nice fit. So my first time in Ottawa [at Bound for Glory]was a test run to see how the fit was.

“We are in a rebuilding phase and they needed somebody who could wear a lot of hats and do a lot of different things and I had experience in all those things.

“It was a nice week in Ottawa and solidified that Impact was the direction that I wanted to go.

“I also felt valued and that might seem like a small thing, but it was a big deal. I felt valued and not just by the boys and locker room.”

On his issues in WWE:

“I felt so restricted for two and a half years [in WWE]and so coming in now with the freedom to grow where I want to and do what I am best suited for…

“I feel like that wasn’t an opportunity I had at the last company I worked for.”

On Impact Wrestling taping TV weeks in advance:

“One of advantages we have here is that we are taping a lot of weeks of TV in a row. What’s cool about that is that we can tell a story long term and in WWE there is not a lot of that.

“Whilst it’s similar in some ways, it’s nice that we can tell long term stories. And we have more freedom to try new things and experiment.

“It’s a time to try something that may fail. Lot of times in WWE you tread water to get to the next week.

“I feel like at Impact we can do a little more. But it’s still crazy busy. The last tapings we did in January was like nothing I have done in my life.”

Source :

The Mirror

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