On April 1, 2015, Jimmy Jacobs joined WWE’s creative team as a writer. On October 11, 2017, Jacobs was released from his WWE contract for posting a photo on social media with members of the Bullet Club during their invasion of Monday Night RAW.
On Conrad Thompson’s The Insiders Podcast, Jacobs discussed the role of WWE writers under Vince McMahon’s regime.
Jacobs revealed that although the writing team was an expert at delivering a quality product, the unit served as a mere advisor to Mr. McMahon and lacked the authority to make decisions about what happened on screen.
“[Their role was to be] advisors to the king and not making the decisions or getting their stuff in.”
Jacobs further noted that McMahon made it extremely difficult to be a writer in WWE.
“Navigating Vince (McMahon) was the hardest part, for sure. It’s difficult. There is a certain way you have to talk to Vince, or what you say doesn’t matter. That’s difficult. There is a certain way you have to look for Vince to take you seriously. It’s all those things that I didn’t line up with.”