“I avoid praise as best I can because whenever I’m confronted with them the first thing that comes to my mind is, ‘Hey, that sucks’, and I can’t take a good turn. Heyman began with tears in his eyes. “When I heard that New Jack had passed, I was hoping New Jack had turned to his wife and said, ‘Hey, I’d like to read my own obituary. Call a group of people and tell them I’m dead. And then everyone is going to make a big deal out of it. And I will read about my whole life. And then at one point this weekend they were selling a bunch of T-shirts, and he would just set there and go and get himself. That’s what New Jack would do. Apparently it doesn’t, which sucks.
“Usually when we pay tribute to someone here in WWE, we show a lot of images of that person. To be frank, we can’t show you a lot of footage of New Jack because he was the most non-PG artist in sports entertainment history because New Jack was a gangsta. Every ECW fan who came to see ECW who watched ECW knew this from the moment his music hit. New Jack was the most gangster of all gangstas. Anyone who has ever seen New Jack perform live or heard him cut a promo has understood how real he is.
As he wrapped up his send off, Heyman made sure to remind everyone how pure New Jack was for the sport throughout his 29-year career.
“Jerome Young was quite the individual. And deep in his heart he was every piece of New Jack he could give you, ”Heyman said with a weak smile. “I wish you all a most extreme weekend. Gangsta style. “
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