After 36 years of being with WWE, Gerald Brisco was officially released in September after being furloughed in April.
Brisco was best known for his on-screen role as one of Vince McMahon's stooges alongside Pat Patterson during the Attitude Era. Behind the scenes, he was a talent scout who specialized in recruiting amateur wrestlers.
“I’m okay with it,” Brisco told the Tampa Bay Times regarding his release. “The way I see it, I earned a break."
Brisco was integral in WWE becoming what it is today as connected Hulk Hogan to the right people and sold Florida and Georgia Championship Wrestling to WWE, helping them expand across the United States.
“Yeah, I’m responsible for the rise of the evil empire,” Brisco laughed. “I’ve been around the world. And I’ve gotten to help build the WWE into an empire from the ground floor. I’m good.”
Brisco was also the agent for the infamous Kennel from Hell match in 1999 pitting Big Boss Man against Al Snow. He said of the match, "That one was a mess. But I knew it would be and that is why I took it. I always took the most difficult matches because I felt like my job was safe if it went wrong. I didn’t want someone else to get in trouble.”
Brisco continues to tease a major announcement on social media, but so far he's just left fans wanting more.