WWE has seen a lot of people come through the company in a variety of roles. Jason Sensation was hired on by Vince McMahon’s company to host and he had a very particular talent. Sensation could do amazing impersonations of many WWE Superstars. Some of them didn’t care for it much.
Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast recently spoke to Jason Sensation about his time in WWE. He was offered a three-year deal, but he wasn’t able to run it out. He was ultimately fired from the company and it is his assertion that Superstars complaining about his impressions cost him his job.
“The majority of them really got a kick out of me, in fact, I think I actually got signed to a contract because I made so many guys laugh. There was a point one of my first times backstage where all these guys surrounded me, maybe 30 wrestlers surrounded me, 30 guys that I idolized, getting me to do voices. I think because of the way they all embraced me, that’s basically why I got a 3-year contract. Something started to happen on the road afterwards.”
“This was all fine and dandy when everybody was getting entertained backstage, but when it started to go out on the show, before I did Owen Hart, or even after I did Owen Hart, I was out hosting. I think as time went on and they started getting me to host the shows, on house shows, I would actually come out at the beginning of house shows and do impressions before the house show.”
“This is where it started to become a little bit of a problem because now, I’m doing, ‘Finally The Rock has come back to Toronto, or you didn’t know, you’re ass better call somebody’, I’m doing this at the beginning of shows, these guys are backstage watching their gimmicks getting used, and then when they come out to do their gimmicks, it’s not as big of a pop, or they think maybe I took some of their pop away. You got to respect them for that. As time went on, what I did started to work against me and it did start to rub some of the boys the wrong way. Some of the boys went behind my back and kiboshed my hosting job. It sucked. I lost that hosting gig because too many guys complained about using their gimmicks.”
Jason Sensation was a part of some great moments in WWE history, including one that WWE has taken out of history after their move to Peacock. Jason Sensation’s impression of Owen Hart in the Nation of Domination wasn’t really the issue, but all other members of DC in blackface didn’t really hold up when looking back from 2021’s mindset.
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