We've heard all sorts about the amount of racism at work in the WWE in recent times.
Alberto Del Rio was released by the company after he attacked a social media worker who reportedly told a racist joke at Del Rio's expense. The Mexican then went on to accuse Triple H of also being a racist, as we wrote here.
Well another former WWE superstar has spoken out above his perception of racism in the company. This time it was JTG from the rather racially insensitive tag-team, Cryme Tyme.
JTG - real name Jayson Anthony Paul - spoke to Greg Beckno of WrestlingNews.co last week, and among other things was asked about racism and discrimination within the WWE, where he worked from 2006 to 2014. JTG seemed to confirm that a certain amount of prejudice still exists in the company.
"I'm not gonna say it doesn't exist anymore. I don't believe WWE is racist. Right now they have the tag team champions Kofi Kingston and Big E and Xavier Woods," he started off as saying.
Paul would then go on to admit that it does seem like even though The New Day hold titles, there is still a seeming glass ceiling of sorts that prevents black stars from going higher.
"I wouldn't say that they're [WWE] racist but there's definitely a system in place, that I believe...this is my opinion, that African American, black Superstars, can go so far. That's from what I've seen and that's my perception because as of right now to this day I've never seen a black WWE Champion."
"Not the title from WCW, I'm talking about the WWE Championship. I haven't seen a black face of the company," he added.
This does not reflect well on the WWE, who have been trying to move away from the racial stereotypes to an extent. The fact that the WWE have never had a "real" black champion - it always seemed like The Rock was treated more like a Samoan - is a blight on the company.
Ahmed Johnson was in line to be made WWE Champion back in the mid-90's but a string of injuries meant that he was too much of a liability to take the strap - much like the situation Daniel Bryan finds himself in right now. After that, surely the WWE not regret giving Booker T a title run? Or Mark Henry? Even Shelton Benjamin deserved at least a run at it.
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