Jimmy Jacobs joined WWE’s creative team as a writer on April 1, 2015 but was fired from the company on October 11, 2017 for posting a photo on social media with the members of Bullet Club during their invasion angle on Monday Night RAW.
During a recent interview with Chris Van Vliet, Jacobs talked about his time in WWE and how he didn’t like his stay for the most part.
“It was just not a healthy work environment for me. I don’t want to speak for them, but people in WWE generally it doesn’t seem like a work environment conducive to people, like people feeling good, enjoying themselves. It breeds a lot of insecurity, a lot of discontentment… a lot, yeah.”
It’s a pretty well-known fact that WWE is plagued with micromanagement as Vince McMahon continues to pull all the strings in every department. While many people are apparently happy with their employment in the billion-dollar company, the same can’t be said for others.
“A lot of it’s cool, a lot of WWE is really fun, except for there’s like this one black cloud that hangs over the entire place and that’s the crazy man. It just creates this environment where people aren’t trying to do their best. They’re not trying to come up with the best segment, or have the best match, or do the most creative thing, or do what’s best for the fans. It’s just like, ‘what’s the crazy man not going to yell at me about?’”
Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff have been hired as the new Executive Directors of RAW and SmackDown respectively but it’s yet to be seen how much of creative freedom McMahon allows them to enjoy in their new WWE roles.
“That’s it man. That ain’t no way to run that place. So, he can bring in Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff and you know, whoever he wants — Bill Watts and whatever bookers from the past… he could move all the pieces around, but as long as ‘this piece’ is on the board the game’s gonna get played the same, man.”