Former WWE Superstar JTG recently recalled being ridiculed by John Cena in front of the locker room before being fired from the company.
In 2007, JTG and his crime time partner Shad Gaspard were involved in a feud with Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch. At the time, both teams also had real-life backstage heats.
During a tag team bout between the two teams, things took a turn after Cade and Murdoch prank JTG and his partner with the referee.
JTG was involved in a spot where he would be thrown at ringside by Cade and Murdoch. However, he will return to the ring just before the referee counts. Still, as the 37-year-old came back, supposedly on the count of eight, the referee quickly counted nine and ten and ended the match in favor of Crime Tyme’s opponents.
In a recent interview with Wrestling with Rip Rogers, JTG recalled the incident, revealing that he and his teammate went off-script and expressed their disappointment at the referee after the match.
“Chad took it on the referee. I joined in, and then Chad took it a little too far. He took off the referee’s belt and auctioned it off to the crowd. We were selling characters but we were out of script ” were out,” he explained. [from 2:25 to 2:39]
When JTG and Shad Gaspard returned backstage, they found themselves in big trouble.
“We come back. We chase.. Well he [Gaspard] was punished first, Barry Windham at the time. He was our agent. And then he was ridiculed in front of us by John Cena in the locker room. And then on the next show ride to Raw, we got a good tongue twist from John Laurinitis and then the next day we were fired,” JTG said. [from 2:42 to 3:04]