Let’s take a look at the top 5 WWE stories of the hour (including WrestleMania 34):
5. WWE Comments On Jinder Mahal’s Promo Getting Mainstream Media Attention For Being Considered Racist
On this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, WWE Champion “The Modern Day Maharaja” Jinder Mahal mocked the face of his Hell in a Cell 2017 opponent, former two time NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. Many felt that the segment was racist and the crowd even chanted “that’s too far” during Jinder’s promo. WWE eventually decided to not upload that video on their YouTube channel. A YouTube user managed to upload that video and you can watch it below:
This segment got mainstream media attention when The Washington Post covered this story. WWE issued the following statement regarding this segment:
“Just like many other TV shows or movies, WWE creates programming with fictional personalities that incorporates real world issues and sensitive subjects.
As a producer of such TV shows, WWE Corporate is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”