Former WWE announcer Jack Korpela was interviewed by To Be Determined. You can check out the full podcast at this link, and see submitted highlights below.
Working In The WWE Studio:
The PPV pre-shows were my favorite because they were going to air domestically and internationally. Before I got on the road, I knew that was the one my friends and family could see me on. I remember we used to go to Buffalo Wild Wings. and they would get the WWE events and they would also get the pre-show so I remember being so proud one time, we were watching a PPV. There were like 8 of us there, and there was a massive crowd of wrestling fans and I'm marking out to myself because I still can't believe that I'm on the preview show, but what's funny is I'm sitting there seeing if anybody would believe it was me. I remember the table in front of us, they thought that I was full of it. They're looking at me, they're looking at this guy on the TV. They said "There's no way that's you." Finally, one guy believed because he saw that the same watch that I had on TV was the same watch I was wearing, sitting there eating my wings. And then after that, we had a great conversation and they wanted to know everything about what I did, but it was a really cool experience to be able to host that.
What led to me leaving was WWE going through some budget cuts and unfortunately, my contract did not get renewed and I was really bummed out. It was a tough experience as you can imagine. Now, I can tell you looking back, wouldn't change the experience I gained for anything.
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