Justin Gabriel on why he left WWE
Josh Modaberi of Cult of Whatever recently interviewed PJ Black (aka
Justin Gabriel), here are a few of the highlights:
On quitting WWE: I see myself as more of an artist, I don’t really care
about how much money I make, for me it’s more about the art of
professional wrestling. There are a lot of guys that will just hang
around because Vince will give everyone a shot and some guys will just
hang around thinking that tomorrow will be their shot and then the
next thing you know three years have gone by.
One year went by and I realized it wasn’t going to happen and I
couldn’t wait any longer and that is the reason I quit. There are guys
there that will just hang around waiting for their shots, who knows if
it’s going to happen, it’s all a timing thing.
The WWE Network: That was another frustrating thing for me, we had a
network, we have 24 hour programming and we could fit so many
programmes on there. We pitched a cruiserweight show, we pitched a
hardcore show, we pitched all of these different shows which never
came to fruition.
Returning to WWE: Quite possibly, in two or three years who knows, I
don’t plan that far ahead. Vince actually called me and said he knew I
wanted to do my own thing and have more wrestling time so he told me
go away for two or three years and go do my thing and possibly comeback.
Hunter on the other hand didn’t like the way I did it because I quit
over the phone and told me he’s going to make me wait ages before I’m
allowed to come back to WWE.
The full interview can be read here: