JONAH Was 'Gobsmacked' By Vince McMahon's Knowledge Of Australian Wrestling
JONAH was released from WWE in August
JONAH has recalled his meeting with Vince McMahon in WWE and being impressed by the Chairman's knowledge of the Australian wrestling scene.
Prior to the former Bronson Reed's shock release from WWE in August, JONAH had been tipped for a call-up to the main roster, and the ex-NXT North American Champion sat down with McMahon for a meeting.
JONAH was shocked by how much McMahon knew about wrestling from his home country, but was confused as to why Bruce Prichard and John Laurinaitis were sat silently behind him during the entire exchange.
Speaking with Fightful, JONAH said: "We (he and McMahon) spoke about wrestling a lot. I’m, again, such a fan of professional wrestling that I spoke about Australian wrestling history, and it was so great that he knew so much about Australian wrestling as well.
"Obviously, he should, he’s Vince McMahon, he knows everything, but it still gobsmacked me a little bit, because I mentioned a venue that I wrestled back home, and he knew it. He knew it straight away and was like, ‘Oh yeah I remember that, blah blah blah’, and you don’t expect someone like that to remember all the little towns, venues, stuff like that, but I guess this is why he’s who he is.
"But it was a very positive meeting, we spoke about wrestling, he spoke about his vision for the future, and that was pretty much it. At the same time, oddly enough, it must just be his – I don’t wanna use the word stooges – but I guess stooges. He had Bruce Prichard and John Laurinaitis in the room right behind me awkwardly.
"It felt like, have you ever seen Step Brothers? Where it goes into the job interview and then you see the person (peeping to the side behind him)… that’s what it felt like Bruce and Johnny were doing behind me every time I said something."