After spending his career building up his name and reputation on the independent scene, Jimmy Jacobs signed with WWE in 2015 to be a writer on the creative team.
Jacobs was fired in 2017, reportedly for taking a photo with The Bullet Club when they "invaded" outside WWE Raw. Jacobs would return to the independent scene and then join up with IMPACT Wrestling in November 2017.
Speaking on the TWC Show, Jacobs recalled how he felt when he was released by WWE.
"I never saw it as a negative. It was surreal, I remember the day where they gave me the word, 'Dave wants to see you in HR.' 'Oh, wow, here it is.' There was probably a little bit of resentment because I didn't like working for Vince, so I probably has a little resentment leaving, but not getting fired. As soon as I got fired, it was excitement and freedom from the self-imposed chains that I felt like I was in. For about six months, I know WWE wasn't a good fit for me and I was too scared to make the jump. The fear of the unknown was there. I remember a month after I got fired, I was having the time of my life. I remember thinking, 'How long would I have stayed in WWE if I hadn't get fired?' My whole life. I would have been there another ten years, just miserable. It was such a gift from the universe," he said.
When asked if he'd ever return to WWE, Jacobs replied, "I would work for Hunter [Triple H] down at the PC. I would love to go down there at some point in my life and do promo classes. I think that's where I excel the most. As far as working for Vince goes, it would take a lot of money. I've got a number where if they were like, 'Hey, we'll pay X amount of dollars to come back,' then I would. They're not going to (do that), so I'll never have to deal with that, but I have a number that I'd do it for. I'm in a better place now where I'm like, 'Vince can act however he wants. It has nothing to do with me.' You have to have a healthy center of disposition to be a writer and not hate your life."
Jacobs currently works in creative at IMPACT Wrestling.
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