We've heard all sorts about the amount of racism at work in the WWE in recent months and the past.
Racism in WWE
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.
And in just this past week there has been the Hulk Hogan racism storm, where a leaked tape of Hogan shows him spouting a whole host of racist abuse.
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Well another former WWE superstar has spoken out above his perception of racism in the company. This time it was JTG, former member of the Cryme Tyme tag team that were active during the 2000's.
JTG spoke with Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc, where he gave a potential reason for why it seems to be so hard for black wrestlers to really make that leap up from the lower-to-midcard to the Main Even picture.
Diverse Creative Team
JTG noted that the way African-American wrestlers are portrayed in the company is a little behind the times, and that is down to the fact that there are no members of creative team from his type of background as an African-American male.
"I think the reason is that on the creative team there aren't enough people of different backgrounds and age groups," JTG said.
"If they bring in someone who can bring in someone who can bridge that generation gap, I think the African-American wrestlers will have more up-to-date stuff."
It's a very interesting point and one that would make a lot of sense. If a writer is trying to make a character with a certain type of background and style, if they aren't from that background it just becomes a stereotype of what a writer thinks it would be.
It's a shame that there hasn't been a top black star in the WWE since The Rock, with guys like Booker T and Shelton Benjamin having legitimate grievances that they never managed to get their hands on the gold.
Lets hope that changes some time soon.