This seems to be the hottest story in wrestling at the moment so I thought I’d throw out my thoughts on it:As you may know, a few weeks ago on Raw, AW made a reference to the Kobe Bryant rape case from eight or nine years ago. He was reprimanded for it before the backlash lead to him being released yesterday. AW has since gone on a massive Twitter rant, blaming EVERYONE from WWE to Linda’s senate campaign for his firing.
My thoughts on it are screw you AW. You were given a live mic and you make a joke about rape victims. Just stop and think about that for a second. You made a joke about women being raped and you want to blame everyone else for it? You got to stick around for two more weeks after that and now you’re blaming WWE for firing you? Any company would have fired you for that.
He mentions the Attitude Era and how that would have made it ok. While it’s not the Attitude Era, I would give you two words: Katie Vick. That was similar to this yet it was on video. Was that ok? No, it’s one of the most bashed segments in WWE history. There even was an implied rape when HHH drugged and married Stephanie. Was that ok? No, it wasn’t, but you know what else? That was HHH that said it and it was in a storyline.
AW was a low level guy who had been on TV for like 4 months in this run and hadn’t done a thing. He got fired because he said something stupid and offensive. That’s life. He screwed up and was punished for it and now he’s whining about what he did wrong because for some reason he can’t be held accountable for what comes out of his mouth on live television. I have zero problem with him getting released and I find his rant and complaining about something like this to be pitiful.