Originally posted by RycklonIn July 2008 I made my #smackdown television debut with "Thee Brian Kendrick"... much love to TBK for seeking me out and choosing me. I was fulfilling a dream I had as an 8 yr old kid who saw and fell in love with professional wrestling for the first time through my neighbors window in #Guyana South America... On April 6th 2014 my contract expired so #WrestleMania 30 was #bittersweet. I thank God for all the blessings he's bestowed upon me in the last 7 years. In my time in the #wwe I became the last #ECW Champion and a one time Intercontinental Champion... I've also traveled the world given the opportunity to do what I love. Encountering some of the most passionate and reliable fans in the world... I am deeply appreciative to Vincent McMahon and the #WWE for allowing a snotty nose lickle bai from Victory Valley Linden Guyana to live out my childhood dream on the highest level. #Godspeed to the company and all of my friends and colleagues. #beblessed Extremely excited for the next chapter in my life. I'm looking forward to this new season.... I'm still 290 pounds and #healthy. I can be reached for bookings, sponsorship and signings through my manager at: Rjsmanandco@gmail.com #GodblessFollow
That sucks. I know he wasn't a great wrestler but he was fun to watch and had an entertaining presence about him. I doubt he would have been a main eventer but what I thought he would be is what Big E is right now and Big E is one of my favorites.
Wrestlingdata.com lists Ezekiel's last match at WWE Axxess. WWE Axxess 2013! And that was his only recorded match of 2013. He hasn't been really used since summer 2012. His wikipedia mentions very unspecific injuries, so maybe WWE was just keeping him around while he healed up (and if they happening to think of an idea of for him.) But, like Sin Cara I, there probably was a moment where they could've justifiably let him go and moved on and they instead just waited for the contract to run out. Which probably means...
Originally posted by Spiraling_ShapeSomething something JTG...
knows exactly what day he's done with WWE, because it's whatever day they wrote in his contract. As do the Curt Hawkins of the world who are never used.
And maybe CM Punk too? He's on "sabbatical" until his contract runs out because WWE has decided to never cut people for some mysterious reason? Maybe WWE is a magical place where you can't actually get fired as a wrestler any more (outside of a third strike drug issue)? I hope someone tests that theory out!
After Eddie lost the title, I pretty much stopped watching wrestling for half a decade. One of the things that made me start watching again was a wwECW segment where William Regal announced that him, Ryder, Kozlov, and Ezekiel Jackson were going to take on Christian in a handicap match. The idea of Christian in such a centerpiece underdog hero role was good enough to rekindle my interest in the sport. So, I will always remember Christian and Ezekiel fondly for that moment.
It is a shame that Ezekiel got injured so soon after winning the ECW title, since that hiatus sapped a lot of his momentum. (One of Jackson's numerous injury absences) I was pissed when he won it, because of how it was never reunified with the Spinner Belt. However, I grudgingly acknowledged that it felt in line with the spirit of ECW - using its last spark of prestige to try to get one more guy over. I hope Jarrett books us a Rhino/Jackson match ASAP.
And to add to that, the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament are up the road at The Palace of Auburn Hills that weekend, too! But I don't see why they would hold a TV taping at Cobo. That place is terrible.