Jimmy Smith took to his Unlocking The Cage podcast, where he spoke about his recent firing from WWE.
"I might as well tell this story, why not? Triple H accidentally told me before the show Monday. He screwed up and told me, he didn't mean to. What happened was, I was doing my prep for the show and we had a production meeting and on-air Seth Rollins had cut a promo saying DC (Daniel Cormier) hates Riddle just as much as I do. So, everybody in the production meeting turns to me and goes, 'What did he mean? Do they have some kind of personal problems?' I'm the MMA guy, right? I said, 'Well, Riddle's been critical of fighter pay in the UFC, and Daniel Cormier is considered kind of a company guy. That could be what he was talking about.' It was the only thing I could think of."
"Before the show, I go up to Riddle and I go, 'Do you and DC have any kind of beef or problem? And he goes, 'No, no, we're cool. He might be upset that I outwrestled Jon Jones and he couldn't. He beat Jon Jones wrestling twice in New York, whatever. So, he goes, 'He may be mad that I outwrestled Jon Jones twice.' I said, 'Oh man, that's a good line, we gotta use that.' So, I go to Triple H who was standing there, I go, 'I just talked to Riddle and he gave me this line about how he outwrestled Jon Jones twice.' And Triple H goes, 'Okay cool, give that note to (Michael) Cole.' And I went, 'Why would I have to give that note to Cole if I'm calling the match on Saturday? Oh, I'm not calling the match on Saturday. Oh, I'm probably fired.' I knew basically the whole show Monday night that I was not coming back. So, when I got the call Tuesday, I was not particularly surprised."
Follow us on @WNSource
Follow us on Instagram
LIKE us on Facebook
⚡ News tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org