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Jimmy Wang Yang recalls ‘crazy story’ of how Vince McMahon rehired him after forgetting he fired him

  • Jimmy Wang Yang, whose real name is James Carson Yun, recalled the “crazy story” of how he was rehired by WWE CEO Vince McMahon after running into him during a pay-per-view event 2005.
  • “… When I showed up, me and Vince crossed paths, and he's like, 'Jimmy. Where the hell have you been?' I was like, 'You fired me.' He said, 'What? I did?' It got busy. He said I will come back and talk to you …” Yun, 41, told Steve Fall's “The Ten Count.”
  • Yun was later asked if he could return to several shows, including “Raw,” “Sunday Heat” and “SmackDown,” before he was rehired in 2006.
  • Yun’s stage name was changed to Jimmy Wang Yang, with McMahon branding Yun's ring character as an “Asian redneck," stemming from his use of the Southern vernacular "y'all," the wrestler noted.

Former WWE star Jimmy Wang Yang recently recalled the “crazy story” of how WWE CEO Vince McMahon rehired him after forgetting he fired him.

In an interview with Steve Fall’s “Ten Count” podcast on Wednesday, Yang, whose real name is James Carson Yun, said he ran across McMahon at WWE pay-per-view event “Backlash” in 2005 while Yun was on a date and trying to “get laid.”