AEW has several people on their roster who once worked for WWE. Some might not realize it, but Don Callis is one of those many talented performers who used to cash paychecks from Vince McMahon’s company.

Don Callis was once in WWE around 1998, but that time didn’t last long. He was released from his contract, and his exit was not the smoothest one.

During Grilling JR, Jim Ross brought up Don Callis’ time in WWE. According to Good ole’ JR, Don Callis was his own worst enemy in Vince McMahon’s company.

“I think he was his own worst enemy at times. He could be caustic. He could be attitudinal, shall we say. Don is a very, very intelligent person and he doesn’t have a lot of patience for ignorance, so sometimes he’s impatient when others don’t accept and embrace his ideas, but he’s a talented guy. He really is a talented guy”

Jim Ross is now in AEW, and he sees Don Callis’ work in Tony Khan’s company. He can now attest to the fact that Callis is doing a lot of good in AEW.

“I believe he’s a big asset in AEW affiliating with The Elite, Kenny, The Bucks, and so forth. I think he’s going to be very crucial going forward in their continued evolution. Here’s the deal. In a nutshell, he rubbed some people the wrong way, and if you talk to him, I’m sure he would say the same thing. I think Vince (he rubbed the wrong way). He might have rubbed some of the underlings the wrong way because he was generally smarter than them. I think it got back to Vince and Vince got tired of hearing about it, so see you later.”

Don Callis is happily alongside Kenny Omega at this time. Their run on top of AEW was an impressive one, and odds are they could pull a repeat in time. Only time will tell if Don Callis ever finds his way back to WWE, but things certainly didn’t work out the first time around.

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Felix Upton

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