Jimmy Wang Yang was one of the highlights of the mid-card scene as he made a name for himself in WWE as a wrestler during the Ruthless Aggression era. It seems Yang opened up about his WWE release as well.

As reported earlier, Jimmy Wang Yang was done with his role as producer in WWE. Yang had a tryout beginning in October and he then decided the role simply wasn’t for him.

Rumors suggested he quit the company but Yang denied the rumors, as he stated that WWE simply released him and he was fine with that. While speaking with Rick Ucchino of Bleav in Pro Wrestling podcast, Jimmy Wang Yang talked about his WWE release. Yang made it clear he understood why the company released him as it was simply a business decision.

“It’s all about timing. WWE gave me the budget reason this time, but this is the first time I actually believed that reason. My time there for this last run, six weeks, seven weeks, the WWE live event business was not good. I’ve been a business owner for the last decade, so I understand business. They have to spend a lot of money to produce RAW and SmackDown. It takes a serious ton of money. But it doesn’t equal out. They rent Madison Square Garden and only 3,000 to 4,000 people show up.”


Yang first signed with WWE back in 2001 after the closure of WCW but was fired the year after. He came back in September 2003 where he had a run alongside Ryan Sakoda and Tajiri as Kyo Dai but was then released in 2005. He had one more run from May 2006 which lasted until April 2010. We will have to wait and see what is next in store for the veteran.

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