The modern day WWE is really struggling to get any of its minority stars to shine, whether they don't want to give them a push or they just aren't good enough isn't really known.
The Prime Time Players have only just got back on to TV after time off - with Titus O'Neil being a jobber while Darren Young was out injured - while former Intercontinental Championship challengers Kofi Kingston and Big E have been formed into 'The New Day' stable with Xavier Woods, a group of happy, clappy guys who were never over and never taken seriously, who now look like they're finally turning heel.
New Day isn't cutting it with the WWE Universe and it seems other African American wrestlers aren't fans either. ROH star Cedric Alexander appeared on the latest episode of the Jobbing Out podcast with Glenn Clark and Aaron Oster and slammed the WWE.
During the interview, Alexander talked about why he wouldn't appear on WWE programming as a Rosebud. He noted that he knows people who would never do it because of "guys like The New Day."
"This opens up a whole different can of worms here, because everyone I know that watches WWE is offended by The New Day... extremely offended because of the whole racial thing," Alexander said.
"It's like, 'oh we're three black guys, we'll sing, we'll dance. You've got Kofi Kingston, who's a phenomenal athlete, Big E Langston is a gigantic, threatening man and Xavier Woods is extremely intelligent. So why make them sing and dance when they obviously can be more... serious, I guess?"
Alexander raises a good point. It's been at least over a year since the WWE have had some serious black wrestlers competing on TV which is insane considering how athletic most of them are and their ability to put on a great match.
Black Power Needed
Alexander went on to add that a more dominating, black power kind of vibe in the group would be a much better way to go.
"When they first started this thing, it was like two or three weeks that they did it where Xavier would come out and be like a Malcolm X type of thing. He was preaching black power without saying black power, which I think is fantastic because you don't offend anyone. But when you've got three black guys singing and dancing, stereotypes get fed too much and I hate it."
A move to a more ruthless, professional group is intriguing and one that would finally let us know that Vince McMahon is taking the New Day seriously. But when it comes to Vince, anything can happen, and recently not all of it has been good.
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