Jim Johnston Opens Up About WWE Departure

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Former WWE composer Jim Johnston has opened up about his recent firing and clearly sounds disappointed over how it all ended.

Johnston was a guest on the Prime Time with Sean Mooney podcast this week and said things started to change for him in WWE about 3-4 years ago due to politics behind the scenes. He wouldn’t go into detail, but says he trusted friends “who turned out not to be friends.”

Coincidentally, or maybe not, CFO$ began to produce music for WWE around the same time.

As for his firing, it was done by Vince McMahon during a brief phone conversation. “I think there were better ways to end it where everyone could’ve walked away with a much better feeling,” Johnston explained. “After 32 years, it feels like a lost opportunity to me and I don’t really understand it.”

The full interview includes Jim talking about how he got into the business, what goes into making songs, his feelings on WWE TV not featuring credits and much more.

Check it out below.