From Larry Brown Sports:
A.W. went on a massive Twitter rant on Friday after learning that he was released by the WWE. His release comes less than two weeks after he made a joke alluding to Kobe Bryant’s infamous alleged sexual assault case during Episode 101 of "Monday Night Raw," which aired on July 30.
A.W.'s wrestler Titus O'Neil was facing Kofi Kingston when the manager said, "Titus O'Neil is like Kobe Bryant at a hotel (room) in Colorado. He's unstoppable!!"
The WWE issued an apology later that night, as did A.W., but the apologies apparently weren't enough; he was released on Friday.
A.W. complained over Twitter that the WWE has become too politically correct after previously encouraging its personalities to be brash. His tweets are below:
A.W. also referenced a widely believed secret that the WWE has become more politically correct because Linda McMahon is running for a senate seat in Connecticut:
A WWE representative shed more light on the release, telling TMZ, "Unfortunately, Brian Jossie, playing the character of A.W. was terminated because he continued to exhibit poor judgment by making offensive and inappropriate comments on live television and on social media."
The Kobe Bryant joke was the inappropriate comment on live television. The inappropriate comment on social media the rep referenced is believed to be a tweet about Linda McMahon's Senatorial campaign sent by A.W. on Thursday:
"#AWPromotio$ says vote for Linda McMahon!!! The PTP’z support Linda and so should you!! #VoteOrDie4Linda"
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