Former Cryme Tyme member, JTG, has revealed that WWE rejected his idea to be paired with WWE Hall of Famer, Booker T.
One of the more popular doubles acts in WWE from 2006-2007, Cryme Tyme were in many ways the prototype for current duo The Street Profits with their amusing backstage antics and outspoken gimmicks.
Though the pairing of JTG and Gaspard struggled to reach true stardom during their initial WWE run, the pairing were memorable in skits where they stole items from other talent and sold them to fans and attempted to profit from the storyline demise of Vince McMahon by selling merchandise on WWEShop.com in his memory.
Released from the company in 2007, the duo returned in 2008 and were best remembered for the dissolution of their friendship when the larger Gaspard turned on his buddy in a failed attempt at a solo career.
Now, JTG has sat down with Sportskeeda for their Off the SKript show to discuss the idea he pitched to WWE for a partnership with Booker T which would have renovated a stale singles run:
“I pitched the muppet idea. I pitched the Rocky 5 idea. Was it Rocky 5? With Booker T, where he takes me under his wing because we had the same similar roots. You know, they were in a tag team, and now they single. And you know, he takes me under his wing, and then he gets me to a certain calibre. And then I want to do it on my own, and then he’d be like, ‘You’ve got to listen to me,’ and I’ll turn on him. I pitched that idea. That would have been amazing. I loved that idea. That’s my favourite one.”
WWE didn’t agree with JTG vision and thus turned down his request to be paired with the former five time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. Not long after, the talent was released from WWE when the company had no further use for him.
Since his departure from WWE, JTG has made a name for himself on the independent circuit with promotions such as Game Changer Wrestling and has even competed at Joey Janela’s Spring Break. In February 2020, Cryme Tyme reformed for their final bout together for Battle Arts prior to Gaspard’s untimely death in May.
Credit for the interview: Off The SKript
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.