The on-going war between WWE and the Young Bucks/Bullet Club seems to be escalating.The Young Bucks fired the first major salvo when they staged an “invasion” of a Raw taping in California. WWE returned fire with a cease and desist aimed at stopping the Bullet Club from using “Too Sweet” and other trademarks owned by the global titan. Then Roman Reigns himself got into the mix, heavily implying that the Young Bucks and the BC were unoriginal. The Young Bucks responded, seemingly with their feelings hurt. Now the WWE has taken a serious action aimed at one of their own. Jimmy Jacobs, a former independent wrestler turned WWE producer was FIRED for posting a picture with the Bullet Club during their “invasion.”
Sources say the backstage producer made his exit last week, but we’ve been unable to confirm if he was released or not. We are told, however, that there was major heat on Jimmy for posting an Instagram picture of himself meeting with BC while they filmed Being the Elite last month
Jacobs was let go from WWE for this photo and other reasons, according to Dave Meltzer.
Said the firing was directly from Vince. Said it wasn’t so much the straw that broke the camel’s back but more like a 400lb barbell, as there were little things that were there (didn’t go into detail) but the picture is what lead to the firing.
Wrestling World Responds To Jimmy Jacobs’ Firing
Of course, this has been the talk of the wrestling Internet for the last day.
FYI: Jimmy jacobs came up with Jericho’s list. He’s brilliant. Firing him is really dumb.
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) October 11, 2017
Hey Bryan Danielson you should take a photo with us too.
— The Young Bucks (@NickJacksonYB) October 12, 2017
At first I saw this online and thought maybe Jimmy Jacobs died. pic.twitter.com/3ZiWPU18kA
— jimmyjacobs.net (@JimmyJacobsX) October 12, 2017
I wish any opponent of mine sold as much for me as WWE is selling for the Bullet Club. https://t.co/4dD0WF4adM
— Joey Ryan (@JoeyRyanOnline) October 11, 2017
Jimmy Jacobs released from WWE for posting a photo with his mates?
fucking BOOOOOOOOOllet Club pic.twitter.com/QXX3fyws7r
— MaffewBotchamaniaGuy (@Maffewgregg) October 11, 2017
Jimmy Jacobs himself is attempting to profit off the controversy with his own custom t-shirt.
A Double Standard?
What is also curious is that Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, and Sami Zayn were all on the Bullet Club’s “Being The Elite” Youtube show a few months ago. This was before the “invasion” so I am sure WWE thought nothing of it at the time. Also, none of the WWE stars acknowledged the camera or really acted like they were “on” the show. There is no word yet on if any of them were punished. Judging, from their recent success, the answer appears to be no.