Late American stand-up icon Patrice O’Neal wasn’t just a highly popular comedian, but also had a brief stint with WWE. He worked as a writer for the Stamford-based promotion back in 2000, but ended up getting fired.
Veteran pro wrestler Kurt Angle recently discussed Patrice’s WWE exit, during his recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience. The legend was talking about how writers are treated in the company, and that’s when Kurt mentioned O’Neal.
On a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, veteran pro wrestler Kurt Angle made an appearance on the show, and he also discussed Patrice’s WWE exit. The legend was talking about how writers were treated in the company, and that’s when Kurt mentioned O’Neal.
Talking about the late comedian’s WWE departure , Kurt told Joe Rogan that his late friend was fired six times. As Angle shared details about O’Neal’s exit, the podcast’s host was left baffled.
After getting to know about Patrice‘s departure from the Triple H-led promotion, Joe said, “That’s hilarious. I had no idea Patrice did that. I never heard.” Looking at his response to the WWE veteran’s revelation, it’s obvious that he was quite surprised by this story. And how he felt after listening to this incident was clearly visible through his reaction.
Patrice O’Neal reveals the real reason why Stephanie McMahon fired him
It’s obvious that anyone would be surprised to know that the late stand-up star was fired six times by WWE, but the reason behind his exit may not be known to many. The real reason why Stephanie McMahon fired him from the promotion was revealed by Patrice O’Neal himself.
This happened back in 2005, as the American star disclosed the reason behind his departure. He did it during an episode of the popular radio show Opie and Anthony. Talking about his stint with the Stamford-based promotion, Patrice shared that he was fired by Vince’s daughter six times, as she kept calling him back and firing him again.
As he discussed the reason behind his firing from the company, the former writer said that he was fired because he had once missed a WWF date because of a show. As he revealed that Stephanie’s reaction to this wasn’t a very great one, O’Neal shared that she said, “What? You’re committed to WWE!” (Via: TPWW)
Alongside this, O’Neal shared his work experience in the Triple H-led promotion and said that he learned how powerful Vince McMahon is. After getting fired from WWE, Patrice continued his career as a comedian, and it worked brilliantly.
Patrice earned a lot of fame throughout his stand-up comedian career and became an all-time great. But his journey of success was cut short, as he died on November 29, 2011, at 41 years of age.