Thinking back on it, JYD was a very racist gimmick, possibly the most racist gimmick that WWE ever had.
I mean he wore a chain around his neck... barked like he was a dog, and acted like he was a dog. I mean if someone called you a dog, it's demeaning right?
Or was it just good ole fashion family fun? And it was just mere luck that the black man was choosen to be the dog?
The WWF was super racist especially back then. I mean also look how they treated Tony Atlas. Saba Simba. Even Hot Rod shitted on that gimmick and this was a taped show.
I can't believe Vince even let his comments air.
It was a gimmick that made sense at the time. Thousands of African Americans turned out to watch the Dog, they loved him...so did everybody else. One of the first black men to be booked as the top guy in a promotion.