Despite his WWE departure coming almost six years ago now, former Superstar Paul London remains a part of the company's folklore.
As well as claiming the Cruiserweight title during his five-year stint with the organisation, the now 36-year-old, alongside Brian Kendrick, still holds the honour of having the longest reign as WWE Tag Team Champion since its inception in 2002. A pretty successful career in the company, all things considered.
Speaking this week, though, London was far from complimentary about the WWE as a place to earn your living. In fact, in a fairly extraordinary interview, he claimed it is "not good for human beings of any nature".
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"When you work there, you eat so much crap. It’s like middle school all over again when you work there, on any level that you’re at," said the ex-Superstar during an appearance on the Pancakes and Powerslams Podcast this week.
"I don’t care if you’re the megastar or the opening guy, corporate office guy, whatever. At some point in your tenure there, you’re gonna be treated like garbage, absolute garbage. And like less of a human being, like the stuff you wipe off of your shoe that you stepped in by accident. And you’re gonna be treated like that constantly.
"It’s a constant mental hazing. It’s disgusting. It’s a horrible, horrible place to work, absolutely awful place to work. So, it’s not good for human beings of any nature. It was just things that would numb you to life working there."
London's outburst won't go down well with the WWE hierarchy and the current indie wrestler will certainly have found himself in the bad books of the likes of Vince McMahon.
By the sounds of it, though, that won't bother him as, unlike a lot of former WWE stars, he appears to have absolutely zero interest in returning to the organisation. London hinted at his feelings in 2015, but this week's rant has taken things to a new level.
The timing of his comments, too, just a few weeks after the likes of Ryback criticised the financial aspects of life in the WWE, are another blow to the promotion's reputation.
London's tirade against the WWE also won't do much for his chances of keeping hold of his long-standing Tag Team record.
The New Day are just days away from surpassing London and Kendrick for the longest run as Tag Team champions and, if the WWE had any reservations about giving the current trio of Superstars that title, his outburst has surely made up their mind.
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