On Thursday’s Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez talked about the situation with Jimmy Jacobs. As previously noted, Jacobs is no longer with WWE and the primary reason is that he posted a photo of himself with The Bullet Club (The Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, Adam Page, and Marty Scurll). The photo was taken during the BC’s Raw “invasion” that led to WWE sending a cease and desist to The Young Bucks. Although the news did not get out until 10/11, Jacobs was actually let go about a week ago. Meltzer talked with some people in the company that had known about the situation last week.
There is more to the story but Meltzer said does not know what that “more” is other than that it has something to do with Vince McMahon. “It was not just this thing but it was Vince McMahon and this [the photo] was the main thing.” Alvarez asked if the photo with the Bullet Club was the straw the camel’s back. Meltzer replied, “I don’t know if that’s the right wording. I know that’s how it was written. I know people who say that it was 100% that and then I know other people who say that it was mostly that.” He continued, “It’s largely due to this but there were other reasons too but it’s not a camel’s back that was breaking [but] there were straws. This was like a 400-pound barbell that dropped on the camel’s back. I think that’s probably the best way to put it. It’s a weird business. That’s all I can say.”
The funny thing is that Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, and Sami Zayn made cameo appearances in the Young Bucks’ “Being The Elite” videos but WWE did not make an issue out of that. If Jacobs had taken the photo before the Raw “invasion,” then perhaps he would not have been fired. The other funny thing about this whole story about Jacobs firing and the cease and desist is that it’s generating more buzz for The Young Bucks and it’s helping them sell more merchandise. Their “Cease and Desist” shirt at Pro Wrestling Tees is the number selling item on the site and the merchandise at Hot Topic continues to sell well and better than WWE merchandise.
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