WWE Apologizes for AW’s Kobe Bryant Rape Joke on RAW (Video)
I must admit that I have heard a lot worse come out of the mouths of WWE superstars, management and announcers. AW isn’t very established with the company and when the majority of your audience is white, making a joke about a black guy being unstoppable with a white woman just isn’t going to fly.
The WWE has issued an full apology after an on-air personality joked that one of the wrestlers was “like Kobe Bryant at a hotel room in Colorado … he’s unstoppable.”
A rep for the WWE has issued a statement to TMZ … telling us, “A.W. made an inappropriate comment and WWE immediately apologized.”
The rep adds, “WWE has taken appropriate action in the matter.” It’s unclear what kind of “action” the org. has decided to take.
Sources tell us A.W. “felt horrible” after he made the comment … claimed he simply “got caught up in the moment” … and realizes the comment could be hurtful to rape victims and their families.
I don’t like hypocrites and to be honest the WWE characterization of black wrestlers over the years could be seen as inappropriate and insensitive.
AW’s manages the “Primetime Players” for goodness sakes. If CM Punk makes this comment nothing happens and someone even pointed out That The Big Show made a similar comment during a rap battle with John Cena and no one cared.
But, AW has learned a hard lesson, when you are at the bottom of totem pole your rope is short.
Here is video of the joke.