ECW legend New Jack tragically passed away recently due to a heart attack. The pro wrestling world mourned his demise and paid tribute to the legend. New Jack was regarded as one of the most infamous and controversial pro wrestlers in the history of the business.

New Jack was known to be very frank and spoke his mind when he took part in interviews as well. While speaking with PTM podcast’s Vinny Vegas prior to his passing, New Jack talked about his career in pro wrestling.

New Jack discussed why he never signed with WWE during the prime of his career and it seems the reason was a very strange one. New Jack made a name for himself in Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling and further improved his character in ECW.

When it came to working in WWE, Vince McMahon allegedly thought he was Satan but still offered him a contract. However, New Jack didn’t accept it as the company wanted to secure the rights to his name and New Jack didn’t want that.


“Vince McMahon told Cornette that I was the devil. He told Cornette that I was the devil and he would never hire me because I was the devil. I was satan! But, he offered me a deal. What they wanted to do was they wanted to take my name, they wanted me to give them the rights to my name, and this is the sh*t that I created, you know what I’m saying? I made New Jack; Vince didn’t make sh*t. I made New Jack; you know what I mean?

Yes. Couldn’t do it, wasn’t going to do it. I don’t know what they had in store, but I wasn’t going to go for that bullsh*t, you know what I mean. I wasn’t doing it.

We certainly wonder how New Jack’s character would have changed if he had ended up signing up WWE during the 90s. Regardless, New Jack will be remembered for everything that he did inside the squared circle – both good and bad.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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