Rick Boogs give further comment on his WWE release.
In the comments section of the video, Boogs had further to say, including the comment, "I can say with 100% certainty, the removal of Vince killed my career."
(This never would've happened with Vince at the helm. Very obvious that the wwe has been reinventing their image to please networks/advertisers. They're removing what they deem "toxic masculinity".)
Boogs: I can say with 100% certainty, the removal of Vince killed my career
(You came in at the tail end of wrestling they're even going after Vince's legacy, I know people might have bad opinions about him, but still they're trying to take the testosterone out of WWE. It isn't the golden era anymore, IMO you're better off without it being your own guy on youtube. You are hilarious on your own and a brand in and of yourself.)
Boogs: I can’t wait to give my opinion cuz it sounds like we’re totally on the same page
(Boogs I've always been a pro wrestling fan, and a fan of your YouTube content, but your wwe character wasn't very good dude. It was goofy for the sake of being goofy. You have the capability of being massively over with the audience, but you weren't because that character was just a guy constantly hyping himself up, playing air guitar, and making goofy facial expressions with no real substance behind anything. Maybe there was backstage politics, but you should just regroup on the indies, and build yourself a far better character if you want to still be a pro wrestler.)
Boogs: Well that’s your opinion, which is all that business was…opinions and politics. A lot of people tell me I was their favorite, mainly their kids favorite, which is the way it should be considering it’s a PG show. Also, aside from my time with Vince, the character wasn’t even given a chance…the audience has zero idea about all the bullshit I’ve had to put up with for the years. I have plenty to say once the times right
(They probably released you because you were too big. Nobody could work with you because you’d clearly out-horse them)
Boogs: As funny as that sounds, you’re not totally wrong..again, I’ll talk about it when I can
(People keep talking about Dolph Ziggler being the biggest dropped ball ever and all that, I don't think anything bad about Ziggler but the fact that WWE had you on their roster - a hulking freak of nature with outlandish charisma that could fit any role they wanted to put you in - and they did mostly nothing with you just to quietly let you go... It's unbelievable. I actually can't even imagine a more ideal WWE star. Larger than life characters with big personalities is supposed to be the template for that place, not the exception, I think they did you dirty man.)
Boogs: Pretty much everyone in the corporate side of the company agreed which is why I was always the third party guy doing commercials for old spice, snickers, Mikes hard lemonade,and Toyota…however, one person clearly has some weird grudge against me
Boogs was released on September 21, along with many other talents on the main roster and NXT. He had not wrestled since WWE SummerSlam 2023 when he took part in the Slim Jim Battle Royal.
Boogs was teamed with Shinsuke Nakamura before suffering a torn quadriceps and patellar tendon at WrestleMania 38. He returned to television in January 2023, but was rarely used.