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Jordan Myles Speaks Up Against Racism In WWE
This week, NXT Superstar Jordan Myles spoke up against a racist t-shirt design featured by WWE. He continued by commenting on other issues WWE has dropped the ball on involving race, including Hulk Hogan regaining employment with the company. WWE had commented on the shirt in question on Monday. On Tuesday, Myles made a statement on the tweets he posted, calling his tweets “disrespectful and unprofessional”. His statement can be read here.
The issue of racism in WWE and wrestling was brought up by this issue. A full breakdown of the timeline around Myles’ t-shirt can be found here on SquaredCircle reddit. For some additional readings around racism in wrestling, check out the links below for some well-written pieces.
“Jordan Myles Outrage Speaks To Larger Issues Within WWE” – Raphael Garcia (DailyDDT)
“A Larger Conversation About Race and WWE” – CagesideSeats
“Pro Wrestling Is Fake, But Its Race Problem Isn’t” – Dion Beary (TheAtlantic)
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Saudi Show Notes – Bigger Than Wrestlemania?
WWE’s Crown Jewel event runs from Saudi Arabia on Thursday. According to Dave Meltzer, the shows from Saudi Arabia are the “big money shows” (h/t r/SquaredCircle). Meltzer mentioned WWE is getting paid around $40 million for the shows. It explains WWE’s insistence on going to Saudi Arabia while helping the country whitewash their image.
Corey Graves recently commented on how the WWE roster feels about going to the shows in Saudi Arabia (h/t WrestlingInc). Graves was interviewed by Sports Illustrated and talked about his new podcast “After The Bell”. He said:
“It’s a long, grueling trip over there, but most of the talent like it because it’s a pretty good pay day,” and continued “It is what it is. This is not about politics for the talent, it’s about doing what we do best on the planet all over the planet. Everyone that works for any company has things they love and things they don’t love, but what we’re all focused on is having to fly back to SmackDown in Buffalo the next day.”
Survivor Series Meet & Greet Announced
November’s Survivor Series takes place in Chicago, Illinois this year. WWE announced the meet and greet packages for the weekend of November 23/24th. Scheduled to appear include: Sting, The New Day, The O.C., Bayley & Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins. The full details for the meet and greet are listed here.
One for the road: RK-Ow
This might be the best sell for an RKO ever #RAW
— Brotherly Love Wrestling🎙 (@215Wrestling) October 29, 2019