We can tell already that the trolls are going to have a field day with this one and we‘re gonna look like the silly ones but ya know what? Worth it. That’s how committed to the bit we are.
Callis performed as The Jackal on WWE television back in 1998, leading Kurrgan and other members of the ill-fated Truth Commission. Kurrgan would eventually join The Oddities, throwing his hands in the air like the true player that he was, while Callis moved on to ECW and performed as Cyrus The Virus.
It should be noted that throughout this time, Callis bore a striking resemblance to the lead villain in the WCW-produced feature film, Ready to Rumble. We’re not saying they stole the look, but we’re not saying they’re not.
Aaanyway, Ross recently mentioned Callis on his podcast, Grilling JR and called a man known as The Jackal ‘Attitudinal.’ This was during the Attitude Era, mind you.
“I think he was his own worst enemy at times. He could be caustic. He could be attitudinal, shall we say. Don is a very, very intelligent person and he doesn’t have a lot of patience for ignorance, so sometimes he’s impatient when others don’t accept and embrace his ideas, but he’s a talented guy. He really is a talented guy”
“I believe he’s a big asset in AEW affiliating with The Elite, Kenny, The Bucks, and so forth. I think he’s going to be very crucial going forward in their continued evolution. Here’s the deal. In a nutshell, he rubbed some people the wrong way, and if you talk to him, I’m sure he would say the same thing.
I think Vince (he rubbed the wrong way). He might have rubbed some of the underlings the wrong way because he was generally smarter than them. I think it got back to Vince and Vince got tired of hearing about it, so see you later.”Jim Ross, Grilling JR
Callis responded to Bodyslam’s story on Twitter and, in typical snarky fashion, he actually agreed with what Ross had to say – mostly the part about being smarter than everyone.
Ironically, however, Callis missed a word in his response. The problems is, we don’t know if it was intentional or not. Callis has a…unique sense of humor and just when we think we have the answers, he changes the question.
Will the case of ‘The Invisible Word’ ever be solved? One can hope. But in the meantime, stick with Bodyslam.net for all of your pro wrestling updates and opinions.
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