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Backstage Morale In WWE At An All-Time Low

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• Old School WCW Wrestler Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WCW Wrestler Jimmy Yang (Real name: James Yun) turns 38 today.

Jimmy Yang had his debut for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in early 2000, when he became a member of The Jung Dragons, alongside Jamie-San (Jamie Knoble), Leia Meow (ECW’s Kimona Wanalaya) & Kaz Hayashi.

He stayed with the promotion until they were bought by Vince McMahon in March 2001. After a short stint in TNA as a member of The Flying Elvises, he later made a name for himself in World Wrestling Entertainment as “Akio” and later “Jimmy Wang Yang”.


• Backstage Morale In WWE At An All-Time Low

WWE is in a lot of panic right now due to dwindling TV viewership for both RAW & SmackDown.

WWE recently did the Superstar Shake-Up, but quickly ended up introducing the “Wild Card Rule” in order to have top stars appear on both RAW & SmackDown to help increase the viewership.

According to Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer, all these things have resulted in an all-time low backstage morale in WWE (especially since top stars are now going to get more TV time):

“All I can tell you is that morale in WWE is so bad and I’ve heard it from multiple people and I’ve heard it like they’ll say that ‘morale is bad’ and I say, ‘I’ve heard’ and they’ll say. ‘no, really bad.’

It’s the worst it’s ever been. I know it was bad in the wake of the invasion. I know some people were unhappy for different reasons and obviously The Kliq made some people’s lives miserable. In ’96, ’97, ’98 I know things turned around people were making a lot of money so maybe the early 90’s, but it’s bad.”

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