In an exclusive to UKTN.co, former WWE star Jimmy Wang Yang spoke to Steve Fall’s Ten Count.
Yang told the story about Vince McMahon forgetting he fired him:
“That’s the impression I got when he rehired me because this is a crazy story. I was just trying to have sex one night and there was a pay-per-view around and this girl was trying to get me tickets to get and do the whole thing. This is after I got fired. The chick was really horny. You know, they’re close, get great tickets and stuff, and when I showed up, you know, me and Vince crossed paths and he said, ‘Jimmy, where the hell have you been?’ I was like, ‘You fired me.’ He said, “What? I did.” It got busy. He said I’d come back and talk to you and then the day passed.”
Yang said he was asked if he could demonstrate a move through a table with the Spirit Squad to Shawn Michaels, who initially did not want to make the move.
“Shawn Michaels wrestled against The Spirit Squad. The place they did was Shawn Michaels when The Spirit Squad came out there, lifted him, went through the table, Shawn said, ‘I’m not sure I want to do that.’ They said, ‘Ah, let’s do it so he feels comfortable with it.’ I was in catering texting this hot girl, like, “Hey, I got tickets or whatever.” They came running up to me and they said, ‘Jimmy, Jimmy, what are you doing?’ I said, “I eat in the hospitality industry.” They said, “Can we use you real quick?” I was like ‘Of course.’ I go to the ring and the Spirit Squad, Shawn Michaels, Vince and Michael PS Hayes were there They said, ‘Jimmy, do you mind if we just surrender and let you go through this table?’ I’m like, “Okay.” So I get ready. I get in the ring and then Michael Hayes says to Vince, “Hey Vince, do you think Jimmy should do it? He’s not under contract.” He said: “He should be under contract. Let him do it.” They threw me twenty feet in the air, went through the table, and Shawn asked me how it felt. I said, “It wasn’t too bad.” Then he did that spot.
Yang said he was called to come back and do more shows and was eventually rehired:
“I went back to catering, you know, arranging things for the evening. Then they came to me again. “Hey Jimmy, can you come to Columbus tomorrow for RAW?” In my mind, what I was going to do that night, be up all night and do whatever, I was like, ‘Yeah, I think so. I’m coming to RAW’, so plans were changed. I went to RAW. I showed up and they were like, ‘Hey, do you mind doing a Sunday Heat match with Charlie Haas?’ I’m like, ‘Of course.’ Then we did the game and we had a really good game in my opinion.
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“Then they said, ‘Hey, can you come to Cincinnati tomorrow for SmackDown.’ I was like, “I want to have sex,” but I was like, whatever. That was my hometown for a long time, so I said, “Yeah, I’m coming down.” When I came in they said ‘Hey, come with me’ and offered me my job back.”
Yang said he talked to Vince McMahon and when the idea of being an Asian redneck was presented to him:
“So the night goes by and then I thought, man, I want to thank Vince McMahon for rehiring me. This is my third run at the company, so I didn’t expect to get hired again and you already know that sort of thing But this guy has hired me three different times so I knock on his door in his office and go in and he’s like, “Hey Jimmy. How the hell are you?” I said, “I’m fine. I’ve done things in Ring of Honor, but I just want to say I appreciate you hiring me back.” He said, “Oh, I didn’t know you were fired, but anyway, the last time you were here, you were this Korean guy with this southern accent.” I said, “I don’t have a Southern accent, I don’t think. I say you guys and stuff, but I just speak real English instead of like Ultimo Dragon or Tajiri with broken English.” He said, “I didn’t let you talk because you were a Korean guy with a southern accent. So this time we’re going to make a negative out of a positive. I’ll make you the Asian redneck. That’s funny.” I was like, “What? Okay, whatever. I don’t care. You know, as long as the check clears every Monday, I can do whatever you want.” He said, ‘Jimmy Wang Yang. That rhymes. That’s funny.'”
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