Teddy Long talked about many topics in an interview with Busted Open radio. Long, despite his age, is still an active person and full of life. One of the topics was his release from WWE. Long revealed what were the main reasons for the WWE CEO's decision.
“I was stressed a little bit. I put on some weight. So I think that had a lot to do with it. I’m not blaming WWE, I’m blaming myself, because I got low stress. And I put on this weight and stuff. And then Vince always took care of me.
And they have a drug policy there about smoking the marijuana. So I quit smoking weed, because I didn’t want to let Vince down and I didn’t want to fail no drug test because I’ve respected him enough that he gave me this opportunity, and I’m not gonna f**k it up."
- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com
Teddy Long and his release
Teddy Long led an unhealthy life, probably had personal problems, and did certain things that Vince McMahon didn't like. Despite everything, Long believes that he only made their decision easier and that he would have been fired anyway.
"So that’s why I quit smoking the weed. And then after a while being stressed out after four or five years I started riding with certain people. I won’t call their name, because I don’t want to put them out there.
But anyway, I started back to smoking weed and I mess around and failed one of the drug tests and put that weight on. And I know Vince hates that. He hates the weight and Mark and tell you about that. So I blamed myself. I was the cause of my release. But you know, they were gonna do it anyway. But I think I helped them”.