Wrestlers and the wrestling fans need to learn to just get over things. This happened 17 years ago for cheap heat and the black man involved is saying he doesn't care and that it was part of an angle.
I’m glad that apparently it was his own decision. I was afraid he might be fired or something. I really enjoy Excalibur.Looks like Excalibur didn't want to draw attention to himself.
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But notice, even in the South, at a time when racism was far more acceptable they didn't say ni99er for cheap heat. If they knew better back then why didn't Excalibur know better when he did it?I’m glad that apparently it was his own decision. I was afraid he might be fired or something. I really enjoy Excalibur.
This level of cancel culture is beyond ridiculous.
Ric Flair called Rocky King “boy.”
Harley Race called Ron Simmons “boy.”
The Freebirds called JYD “boy.”
Those were all intentional to draw heat.
Maybe you should give him a call or send him an e-mail to ask how he feels about it.Still not bothered by the promo. But the fact Tony Khan has gone dead silent about this is fucking hilarious. He was on that fuck Linda and Hulk train loud and proud, now he just has nothing to say. Kind of confirms that the Linda and Hulk shit was for PRpoints
Pretty much this. I don't see people giving Leonardo DiCaprio shit in 2020 for using the N-word in Django.I don't understand how this has turned into Actors getting ing trouble for things they say on script to progress the story.
The idea is to hate the bad guy. He's supposed to say stuff to make you mad at him - but once the camera is off get over it
Yea I don't think it has ever been said by wrestlers even in the south even going back to the far past the 50s, etc...Cause there was a sort of code of conduct that you had to abide to esp. for TV. Back then wrestling was seen as real and was seen like any other sport, it was Americana, the American dream, apple pie and all that stuff. It had to be clean and have a certain image.But notice, even in the South, at a time when racism was far more acceptable they didn't say ni99er for cheap heat. If they knew better back then why didn't Excalibur know better when he did it?
Or maybe I'm off base, maybe they didn't say ni99er because it might've gotten them face pops.
At the same time when a heel Champ do something awful is to create heat for people to buy this show cause they want him to get his ass beat, it is not made so he has to lose. The goal was to make us hate HHH and want Booker to win and they succeeded. Everyone thought Booker was going to win and so the WWE succeeded at drawing us in. The result does not matter.The issue there is more about booking. If Booker had won I don't think there'd be anywhere near as much of an issue over it.
Kind of this.My guess is that he had no idea that years later society would become so pathetically weak that people would start digging up the past to find reasons to be offended.
Edit: Sorry. My reply was meant for Chris JeriGOAT.
If it was his own decision he would’ve owned up to it BEFORE it went viral.I’m glad that apparently it was his own decision. I was afraid he might be fired or something. I really enjoy Excalibur.