In an era of racial equality throughout modern society, is it really possible that a company like WWE could operate with a racist agenda?
Former WWE superstar, JTG recently talked to WWE Hall of Famer, Jim Ross as part of Episode 120 of the Ross Report.
A racist agenda?
He discussed many things such as what got him hired, preferring Vince McMahon to Triple H and perhaps most controversially, his views on how WWE treats black athletes.
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It's been debated among fans for many years. Is WWE Management favourable to white talent?
It seems that whenever something happens involving a black wrestler, the racism card is thrown around and JTG is the latest to open up on that subject.
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Jim Ross asked the former Cryme Tyme member whether there are different rules for black professional wrestlers and white professional wrestlers in WWE. JTG had this to say:
"From my experience working with the WWE and seeing the history, I'm going to go ahead and say 'yeah' because as of right now, I haven't seen a wrestler that identifies as black as the WWE Champion and there's no reason for that." - JTG on black WWE Champions
It seems that JTG's main claim to back his comments up is the fact that WWE has never had a black WWE Champion.
The WWE Championship is the main belt within the company and has always been treated as such.
While stars like Booker T and Mark Henry have held the World Heavyweight Championship, a black superstar has never held the WWE Championship or WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
"They say that The Rock is black, and, yes, he is black, but he's not identified as black. He's more identified as Samoan. And we've had black wrestlers who definitely could have been WWE Champion, but we still haven't had one to this day and I'd love to know why."
The Rock is quite an interesting name drop during this interview.
WWE has referred to The Rock as being black before but officially, The Rock is identified as Samoan because of his mother.
Going off that, The Rock can not be counted as a black WWE Champion and therefore JTG's point remains true.
This was recently an issue that came up in regards to the February suspension of Titus O' Neal.
While he was suspended for inappropriate behaviour during Daniel Bryan's retirement segment, many fans were quick to accuse the WWE of racism although these claims were quickly disputed.
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