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NXT wrestler and former Ring of Honor star Jordan Myles (also known as ACH from his time on the independent scene) took to social media on Sunday to take a stand against WWE for their design of his first shirt. In a list of tweets Myles said he felt the shirt's design — using the letters in his name as teeth for a smile design — was racially insensitive.

Myles, real name Albert Christian Hardie Jr., signed a developmental contract with WWE back in February. Over the summer he competed in the NXT Breakout Tournament and defeated Boa, Angel Garza and Cameron Grimes to earn a shot at any championship of his choosing. He selected Adam Cole's NXT Championship, but came up short in a title match in September. He has not appeared on NXT television since.

I will keep posting this till my voice is heard. I'm not sorry for anything I say or do. Representation is important," Myles said. "If this is @VinceMcMahon & @TripleH 'vision' of me then this is a slap in the face to EVERY African American performer, fan, and supporter."

Even though the shirt had already been pulled from WWE Shop, Myles would not relent.

"Does it matter if the shirt was replace? The FACT that they even made the first one overshadows anything till WE get what we deserve," Myles wrote in another response.


 

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Worth noting by several reports that the shirt was quickly taken down within a few hours of actually being released on the WWE Shop, and replaced with a different design.

https://customtees.wwe.com/products/jordan-myles-unisex-t-shirt

Also pretty much all NXT talent got a t-shirt of some sort, and all of them are exceedingly low effort. I doubt it was a malicious move intended by WWE.
 

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LOLOLOL

That is straight up



Ironically this mammy ass tee shirt is still better looking than 99% of what WWE makes.

But anyway...

It's not about whether or not they did it intentionally. The fact that nobody noticed the problem speaks volumes about the lack of diversity among WWEs decision makers. Good on Myles for calling that out and I hope this gets play

Sidenote- I hate that ACH went from being ACH to having a generic name like "Jordan Myles". Like dude you sound like a porn star
 

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I'm sorry but i don't understand why the guy whines.

I don't see anything offending on this shirt….

Sadly for him he can say goodbye to his career in the WWE
 

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Those who know me know that I'm never one to pull the "race card" at my convenience as a black man nor do I like it when people do so to portray a "helpless victim mentality" to cover for their shortcomings (not all but sometimes).

That said...this is blatant as fuck and those trying to give WWE the benefit of the doubt, with their past history, are dumb as hell and there is no other way to put. Never mind the fact that it's another lazy and half assed NXT shirt from WWE but then you couldn't have the foresight to see that the imagery of the shirt would cause ire from people. Jordan has every right to feel the way he feels. The upper brass didn't care enough and just undermines their bullshit "diversity" campaign every chance they get.
 

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Those who know me know that I'm never one to pull the "race card" at my convenience as a black man nor do I like it when people do so to portray a "helpless victim mentality" to cover for their shortcomings (not all but sometimes).

That said...this is blatant as fuck and those trying to give WWE the benefit of the doubt, with their past history, are dumb as hell and there is no other way to put. Never mind the fact that it's another lazy and half assed NXT shirt from WWE but then you couldn't have the foresight to see that the imagery of the shirt would cause ire from people. Jordan has every right to feel the way he feels. The upper brass didn't care enough and just undermines their bullshit "diversity" campaign every chance they get.
Maybe he didn't need to "cry" on twitter.

I mean the guy basically ended is career in the WWE, no way he's getting pushed after that.
 

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Maybe he didn't need to "cry" on twitter.

I mean the guy basically ended is career in the WWE, no way he's getting pushed after that.
Are you seriously this dense to not see why this is an issue and, with WWE's past, why this isn't new with this company?
 

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I think people trying to defend Myles here and claim WWE is actively being malicious aren't thinking properly either. I mean you have Kofi, Xavier, and Big E as multiple time champions (incl Kofi getting a WWE Championship run, which no one thought would happen), Naomi was a multiple time women's champion, including winning the title at Wrestlemania, and Ricochet has won the NA and US titles as well.

The shirt was a problem, but WWE apparently quickly caught it and changed it to something acceptable (if just as bland). But Jordan is never going to be over even without this controversy.

Also in terms of the shirt, pretty much EVERY NXT star got a generic design on the custom tees website. They put out 30+ shirts for various stars on the day they moved to NXT on USA. And he's just complaining about this NOW instead of a month or two ago.
 

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Maybe he didn't need to "cry" on twitter.

I mean the guy basically ended is career in the WWE, no way he's getting pushed after that.
Where is the crying? Point to the crying. He saw something he didn't like and he called WWE out on their bullshit

Why shouldn't he do that publicly? Doing it privately doesn't do anything but save Vince and Trips from embarrassment. But they deserve to be embarrassed just like they embarrassed him by putting his name on that shit. And they deserve embarrassment for their record on race in general. Hell Triple H should be dragged every day for what he did to Booker T in their feud. And doing it in public let's the world know that WWE does not do a good job with this shit. Why hide that? I'm sure there are a million things about being a black WWE employee that they keep under wraps and don't talk about publicly. This one was just a step too far

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I dunno...I legit thought of the Stones logo as soon as I saw it. Didnt even consider the black face thing (whatever that was posted on the first thread) until I saw that pic. Either way I can see where he was upset but entirely unprofessional how he went about it.
 

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I think people trying to defend Myles here and claim WWE is actively being malicious aren't thinking properly either.
This is a strawman. Nobody cares whether or not it was intentionally malicious. It wouldn't have made it to market if WWE valued the input of black people in their design process and decision making positions. And two token black title holders doesn't change that
 
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