Chris Jericho was interviewed by Robert Pasbani of Metal Injection and was asked about WWE firing Jimmy Jacobs after he posted a selfie picture with The Bullet Club on Instagram. “Jimmy’s good and if I was there I would’ve tried to help him out, but it’s not the smartest of moves,” Jericho said. “If I work at McDonalds and post a picture of me hanging out with guys from Wendy’s and hashtag ‘Wendy’s is great,’ McDonalds might not be too happy about it.
“I think Jimmy’s a smart guy and maybe wouldn’t surprise me if he knew something was going to happen. Maybe he was getting sick of it, I don’t know. I just know as soon as I saw that picture, I was just like ‘ooof,’ with the hashtag ‘#BCInvasion,’ you can’t do that man. I mean, you can’t. Was it a fireable offense? Well, it’s not my decision, obviously Vince thought it was, which tells me there was probably some other stuff going on and that was the final straw.
“And I will say this, last year, 2016, Jimmy Jacobs was my co-writer on all of it. All of it! And the weeks he wasn’t there I was like ‘Ah f—, I don’t like this, I want Jimmy.’ So he’s very talented, and he really got me. I worked with him a few times and I went to [head writer] Dave Kapoor, I want Scoville, which is his real name, Chris Scoville, on every Jericho promo. No one else. Because that’s how much I trusted his talent, his instincts.” Listen to the full interview at MetalInjection.net.
Powell’s POV: The interview was conducted prior to Jacobs appearing on the ROH Global Wars iPPV on Sunday, which featured Jacobs showing up and taking another selfie with Bullet Club. Jericho took a levelheaded approach with his response. While it may seem petty, Jacobs had to know there was some risk in running the photo. Jericho was very high on the work of Jacobs and one can only hope that ROH intends to take advantage of his talents by adding him to their own creative team in addition to whatever else he does in front of the camera. Jericho also discussed doing three Fozzy gigs in three different timezones within a 24-hour period and the release of their new album.
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