Jackass star Steve-O recently wrote the following on his MySpace blog, “As for upsetting the WWE, too bad for them– they’re stuck plastering the television screen with commercial, starring only me (representing the entire cast of Jackass by myself ) and Umaga, promoting the Pay Per View event. As for “almost shutting down the Jackass match”, that’s just hype to let everyone know we’re comng (sic). As for the choke-outs, Ryan Dunn choked me out six times in one day. Umaga actually knows what he’s doing, he’s very capable of safely choking me out, and he’s the current champion of the WWE, of course I was a complete nightmare for those people doing everything in and out of my power to get footage of Umaga choking me out, and then have him sign a release form, which I was packing on the bod.”
WWE did come close to pulling the plug on the whole â<80><9c>Jackassâ<80> storyline as they felt Steve-O was acting very disrespectful backstage, filming things for his own personal use.