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.”
During a virtual signing with K&S Wrestlefest over the weekend, Jerry “The King” Lawler reflected on the controversial name he gave to a Japanese wrestler’s move that got him removed from his long-time role as commentator from “WWE Raw” in April 2020.
What happened: Lawler, a WWE Hall of Famer, defended his dubbing of a high-flying wrestling move by Akira Tozawa as a “Ramen Noodle Moonsault” during a match between Tozawa and Austin Theory. He alleges Tozawa told him days later that what he said was not racist, according to Post Wrestling.
Dante Chen, whose real name is Sean Tan, is the first Singaporean to wrestle in a WWE match.
A star is born: Tan, 25, made his WWE debut on Sept. 21 when he beat his opponent Trey Baxter, subsequently making him the first Singaporean wrestler to not only be a part of the WWE stable but also the first Singaporean to win a WWE match, according to Channel News Asia.
The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) is offering a $50,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the killing of 16-year-old Jaedah Tofaeono, the niece of WWE wrestler Rikishi.
Rikishi makes a public plea: Professional wrestler, Rikishi, 55, whose real name is Solofa F. Fatu Jr., took to Twitter to ask for help in the case of Tofaeono, who he said was his niece.
Asuka and Kairi Sane, the Japanese tag-team duo with the stereotypical-sounding name “Kabuki Warriors,” recently saw action during the Women’s Tag Team Title four-way on Raw.View this post on Instagram
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A video of John Cena trying boba tea for the first time has the internet craving for more.
WWE followed the Lao Gan Ma-loving wrestler to the streets of Yinchuan in Ningxia region China in late September as he tried local street food.
World Wrestling Entertainment is wooing China and it seems to be working.
WWE, America’s popular wrestling entertainment company, is making moves on China after signing on its first Chinese pro-wrestler, Wang Bin, in June. The 22-year-old commenced training at the “performance center” in Orlando, Florida shortly after.
John Cena, an American professional wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, recently gave a flawless three-minute speech in fluent Mandarin.
Cena, 39, represented his company during the WWE press-conference in Shanghai, China on Thursday to announce a multi-year distribution deal signed with Chinese streaming service, PPTV. The actor and reality television host, who starred as the boyfriend in Amy Schumer’s romantic comedy “Trainwreck”, delivered the address in front of audience members and media outlets.