Teddy Long explains why WWE no longer makes its action figure
During a recent interview with Wrestling Inc. WWE Hall Of Famer Teddy Long revealed that he wished more WWE action figures were made, but discovered that the company had requested that they stop being made. Check out the highlights below:
Upon finding out that WWE wanted Jakks Pacific to stop doing tricks on himself: “One night at one of the WrestleMania parties, the guy from Jakks Pacific, he approached me. He had been drinking for a while and he said, ‘Well, I won’t see any more action figures of you, Teddy Long, we were told not to make action figures anymore.” I guess the booze told him to tell me that.
In a conversation with John Laurinaitis about the situation: “I went to Laurinaitis and asked him about the action figure, you know, could I have one?” Long said. “He said, ‘Well, we talked to consumers, and consumers said they wouldn’t buy your doll. He said it to my face. »
“I had to hold my tongue and be quiet a lot. The only person he felt he could talk to was the Undertaker, who “was the kind of guy you could go to if you were having trouble with certain things. people”.
“If you were right, ‘Taker would speak for you, help you, or take care of it,” Long said. “I told ‘Taker what he just said to me, and ‘Taker looked at me and he said, ‘Did he tell you that?’ And I said, ‘Yeah’, and he just shook his head. And I just left.