• Old School WWF Manager Is Now A Backstage Consultant In AEW
Don Callis, better known as former WWF manager ‘The Jackyl’ or as ‘Cyrus the Virus’ in ECW, stopped working for IMPACT Wrestling (fka TNA) in several backstage roles, and is now working as a consultant for All Elite Wrestling.
Here’s what AEW owner Tony Khan said during a recent press conference:
“Don is a big part of our television. Don’s here every week, so Don is with us at AEW.
He’s a part of the team as Kenny’s mouthpiece, Kenny’s advisor, and Kenny is on the show every week so Don is on the show every week, and every pay-per-view.
As long as Kenny is the champion, Don is a huge part of AEW. Don is an important member of the team here every week.
I mean, he’s been helping behind the scenes. He helps with Kenny’s segments, and he’s involved, and he’s a consultant backstage. I mean, that’s pretty much the same.
He’s doing that here and there was a point where he’s been here every week. I think it makes sense. We’re doing TV now, we’re going back live in a few weeks, so he’s going to be here.
We got Kenny against Jungle Boy in two weeks. Kenny is defending all the titles, he’s got the IMPACT Title, the AAA Title, and we’ll see but I think he’s going to be with Kenny wherever Kenny is.
I think Kenny is signed here for years, so I think Don will be here for years, like it or not.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 2, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 2001’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
– Edge vs. Rick Mast
– Kaientai vs. Pawluk & Highlander
– Test vs. Bill Yates
– Billy Gunn vs. Gary Williams