JTG says he encountered racism in the WWE

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JTG was a member of the WWE locker room for almost seven years, rarely making any appearances on the main roster for the last few years of his contract before he was released in June last year. 

Since his release he has been working Independent Shows and teaming back up with former Cryme Tyme partner Shad Gaspard and picking up bookings all over the country. 


JTG talked to The Squared Circle Reddit recently and was asked about the racism issues in WWE and if he was ever a victim of it. 


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He said: "I definitely experienced some racism in WWE, and no I don't think they do a good enough job when the majority of the African American wrestlers are pigeonholed into being the angry black guys, shuckin and jivin or rapping and singing..."

He was also asked if he thought Cryme Tyme's gimmick was stereotypical: “Kind of…because Shad and I was from Brooklyn and hip hop was our culture. Cryme Tyme was us with the volume turned up so we didn't have to go out of our way to play those characters.”

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JTG and Shad would steal other superstars belongings and try to sell them off to the WWE Universe on a weekly basis and became very popular with the WWE Universe.


JTG went on to talk about WWE's new initiative where they say all superstars are independent contractors.

He said: "It's a big hoax. How can you be an independent contractor if you're "exclusively" signed to WWE with a contract. It's an oxymoron."

On a more lighthearted note, he gave an insight on his daily routine when he was a part of WWE. he said: 

"Usually I would drop my bags off in [the] locker room, go to catering, make my rounds and talk to everybody; go to the ring, stretch and warm up... Then talent meetings and if I wasn't on the card, I would just hang in the locker room for the rest of the night."

JTG and Shad played a role in DX's dominance over WWE back in 2006 and were a big hit on the tag team scene as they pulled off their unique gimmick in an impressive way. 

Whether or not a team like Cryme Tyme would fit in in WWE now with it's "PG" rating and the fact that they try so hard to be politically correct and not alienate any of the WWE Universe is a fact that is worth debate by when asked if he thought Cryme Time would fit in right now, he simply replied "Definitely."

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