Despite being released by WWE, Jimmy Jacobs is doing fine.
Following his release last month, he's doing well, and feels that he's in a really good place right now. Speaking to Sports Illustrated, he says that even though the buzz off his release will eventually die down, and there are things in WWE that he will miss, he likes the idea of being an independent wrestler again.
“I’m in the best place physically and mentally as I’ve ever been” he said. “I’m hot right now coming off WWE and I know that’s going to die down. I’m going to have fun and enjoy myself. Being on the other side and working for WWE, there are benefits and negatives. I can now appreciate the freedom of being an independent wrestler again."
Regarding his release, Jacobs says that at the end of the day, it's all about making a name for yourself. If the picture with the Elite got him fired, but also made him a hot topic of discussion, why not go with it?
“There is a lot I learned working for WWE and working with Vince McMahon" he said. I don’t agree with everything he does or says, but there is definitely great s--- to take away. And the truth is, I posted that selfie and nobody gave a f---. It took WWE firing me for people to care about that. If you’re going to get fired, running an angle with the hottest group outside of WWE was a good way to do it.”
Another duo that recently got into hot water with the WWE are Kevin Owens and Sam Zayn. Jacobs dismisses the idea that Zayn or Owens did anything intentional that night -- it was just a matter of miscommunication.
“Nothing Vince does is surprising” said Jacobs. “It’s his sandbox. But the truth is, whatever happened was a misunderstanding. I know those guys, and they’re not the guys who are like, ‘F--- no, we’re not doing that!’ They wouldn’t go into business for themselves in the middle of the ring. Almost nobody f------ does that. Whatever happened was a miscommunication, that’s all.”
Zayn and Owens are already back on Smackdown following the incident, with no real repercussions coming out it.