Despite the fact that he was fired by the company for using the term "pricks" during a promo before a dark match at a SmackDown taping, Brad Maddox just will not bury WWE in any of the many interviews he's given since that night.
When asked by Rolling Stone if there was any hypocrisy in his being fired for saying "pricks" considering what we see on television on some weeks:
"No, just because those things are cleared ahead of time. You could call this 'going into business for myself.' Which I really didn't do. I didn't think that I'd go out there and call them pricks and get noticed more. That's not what I was doing at all. My words weren't cleared ahead of time though. That's the real difference."
That is a remarkably fair answer.
He was also incredibly nice when speaking about his former boss, Vince McMahon:
"He likes guys who knock on his door. He's a creative mastermind, so he likes it when you come in and pitch him an idea so he can sit there and think about it with you. You can talk about the creative side of wrestling with him. I think there's a stigma that Vince's door is more intimidating than he is. When I came back, I wasn't afraid to knock on his door anymore, but I was delighted that once I did, he was really easy to talk to. He was really easy to pitch ideas to, and he was listening to what you just pitched him, and he would give feedback. He might give you different ideas. He was really cool to work with."
Considering his career arc in WWE, he has every right to be supremely frustrated with the way this all played out. But if he is, he's not showing it or speaking out on as much in a way that would affect his ability to get rehired in the future.