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AW goes on massive Twitter rant after being released from WWE

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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  • lakawak

    I watched a lot of WWF during the Attitude era. And NEVER did they think that rape was a hilarious subject to joke about. I guess his ghetto trash persona is not acting.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_363NUAKGNLK6KTK3HK3XCVLZ54 123 Kid

    Never liked this hooligan

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R57FNJXA67IYFEX523ZRTJB5TY Keenan R

    no, in the attitude era it was ok for a father to beat up his daughter, for a wrestler to pretend to have sex with a corpse and a pornstar to almost get his penis cut off

  • http://twitter.com/KeizAli [Heavy] WeightChamp

    i think this is pure trash. AW was talent he had the body and had the mouth to help excel the company. He might not been a great in ring wreslter but everything else was A1. the prime time players wouldnt be a force without him. and Linda needs to suck it up its entertainment and since she been running for office the Raw and Smackdown ratings have dropped. The attempt to bring DX Stone Cold Brock Lesniar and the Rock back was the only thing they could think of but when you put them in teh PG era they arent as great either. ScrewWWE its TNA for me! and let Y2J be Y2J !!! not PG BS!
    @null:disqus Follow on twitter @KeizAli

  • Saxman7053

    Heavy’s right; WWE has changed. With MMA siphoning off a big chunk of the 16-33 age demographic, they’ve opted to go more family friendly and get away from so much of the sleaze of the ATTITUDE era. So the stuff that used to fly doesn’t anymore. A.W. apparently didn’t get the memo. During Linda McMahon’s campaign, she explained that the company has remade itself repeatedly over the years and that the edgier, raunchier WWE was a phase that the company was moving away from. So the Divas wrestle now, and the Bra and Panties matches, the pudding matches, the gravy matches are largely a thing of the past, and we get to appreciate the ladies as athletes-primarily. I might actually consider taking my grandkids to a match these days, so for Heavy, the change may not be so great, but Vince is staking his money on a different demographic to be his new #1 cash cow. Time will tell if he was right. If he’s wrong, he’ll go back to what worked before. That’s what he does.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tracy.fontaine.758 Tracy Fontaine

    Who Cares?   Wrestling has suddenly aquired suave and debonner?  What a Laffer. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommy.pearsoniii Tommy Pearson III

    Pretty sad now Prime Time players are going to go Nowhere now  Thanks WWE for messing up something good oh wait …..
    That has been your way for years Messing up a good thing I hope you reconize you put your Star wrestlers in the Crappy with this Darren Young Titus Oniel might as well dump them too cause they will never be the same 

  • NareshPitamber

    WWE right now is the only television show left for a family to watch together. AW was a little out of line for people that was watching with their kids, parents, sisters and brothers.

  • Adeoetrege1

    Your ghetto trash

  • http://twitter.com/TheGirlDaily geno

     LOL.  Debonner?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002505689006 Jose Rivera

    if theyre shifting to be pussies, why even have him on? wwe is soft now, have been for a very long time, which is why i stopped watching. but if theyre family-centric now, shouldnt the writers and creative teams bear some of the brunt for knowing the talent theyre putting on camera? double standard to say someones comments are out of line when youre writing their scripts…

  • http://twitter.com/dafreekshow Ellis Pollard

    The comment by A.W. may have been inappropriate, but I would have had him make a public appology via GM Booker T on F.N.S.D. Wouldn’t have released him. I think he was the perfect figure in the future of WWEs manager rolls. ATTITUDE is Dead I guess.

  • MouthAndNutsSandwhich

    SUCK IT!!!!!….. screw family friendly want to take men nuts and put them in a vice…. and anyway shouldn’t kids be on there way to bed getting ready for school or something and if there old enough trust they are doing much worse then whats on TV… I think its time to bring out American Beauty part 2 to remind America how we really are.. trying to hide what really goes on suck

  • sxygreeneyes

    Alot of those people should know better especially since he has been around for 10 years. Stop trying to make excuses for him, he screwed up and should be punished. I agree the WWE has changed alot over the years but it is still family entertainment and my family loves to watch. So they bring some big name people back, that is just for ratings althought I do enjoy it. Hope everyone has a great day.

  • MouthAndNutsSandwhich

    I agree with all of the comments about hardcore days.. it wasn’t the kids that made WWF what it was it was US.. We bought the tickets.. we filled the seats and cheered for the Witty, rude, and down right disrespectful things that went on and loved it….. LONG LIVE ATTITUDE

  • avrocks40

    i don’t know why strait guys would want to watch a bunch of big burlly men bounce around the ring in speedoes anyway. do a show with all female wrestlers and i an there 100%!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N3GJ4NFT3CA3WAD2HXWH63KT4I charonbond

    Bring back the nWo and DX.  It won’t be as good as it was during the Monday Night Wars but hell anything is better than this crap they have on now.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WK6DW26AES5FH7P6RLVBMXVRPM Joey

    I guess the cable in your trailer park when out when the Big Show said …

     You’re nothing, I’m a giant. In my world, you the white girl and I’m Kobe Bryant

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G2O4VBXOKKHW57XWWCRXHNZK6I Nwod

    So the WWE divas barely getting any TV time and have 2 minute matches is them wrestling right? Gemme a break, back then their matches actually lasted longer than their entrance themes and were worth watching cause they were allow to perform at their peak. Now they’re barely pulling off moves to the point that they aren’t getting the pop that they use to get from the fans. The divas were better off w/ the Women’s Championship when they had classic paperview matches instead of that stale Divas Title. When was the last time the divas were in a paperview that wasn’t a 6 or 8 diva tag  match ?

  • heavyweight247

    I remember a skit with Vince saying “what’s up my nigga?” No one got fired. When DX came out in black face immitating the Nation of Domination, no one got fired. I guess it just depends on who says it and who it’s said about. You see the belt around the same waists, all of which look the same and Lord forbid what’s gonna happen when Kharma come’s back. I wonder what lie will be told if she can’t beat who ever has the belt. I love it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommy.pearsoniii Tommy Pearson III

    I seriously remember him saying this 
    Again WWE and Politics plus Big show will drop The WMD if he gets fired i know i would lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommy.pearsoniii Tommy Pearson III

    There are plenty of Family shows but the Issue is they all suck and Almost everyone gets a Reality show and there lives are not even Interesting at all 
    Good  TV bad press they go hand in hand 
    WWE will be kicking themselves I bet they will end up bringing AW back even though he was annoying as hell during the Match  he Gave the PTP  good Hype and seriously I love watching them they are funny as hell ……

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommy.pearsoniii Tommy Pearson III

    Known better for what Have you not Heard the Crap that comes out of there mouths? 
    You have Latino wrestlers cussing in Espanol but it is a Family show ?
    Get real they don’t get caught cause half the people in Charge don’t understand them but yet there never over the line 
    Also in the last year or so all kinds of Racist remarks about Henry Sheamus  and a few others are always going around saying dumb stuff 
    So knowing better is BS  it is Entertainment not Life lessons people get off your High Horses and get real how much Crap you mouth off in front of people who don’t need to hear it ?  Just what I thought shut up !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DWWVMGDGGCFBTHA4A27QC4TE4Q Edfree24

    i like 4 you 2 tell or show us a show of vince saying nigga….when you do wake up from your dreams!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DWWVMGDGGCFBTHA4A27QC4TE4Q Edfree24

    Beacause kobe is the greatest ever i give 2 rats aboput aw being fired.He was a n anoying ra–tard and comments like that brings pure shame and embarasment to black people. Attitude era is O.V.A ova folks if ya’ll gone hate then dont watch.The wwe is and will always be epic. I grew up with the attitude era it is the greatest era ever heck my top 5 comes from that exact era,there will never be another to compete with it but face people it only lives in our minds because it died a long time ago. (p.s. someone inform the rock  if hes gone fake act then stay in holloywood).

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SGRXG54GZU3JXHFALARV3KRW4I Tony

    AW should have been find aswell and not aloud to collect his last pay cheque

  • sxygreeneyes

    ok and are you latino??? I didn’t think so. How do you know what they are saying anyway. I know they trash talk alot but that is the game. I can mouth off anytime I want to. It is called my opinion. This is America isn’t it.  Freedom of speech. So you shut up!!!!

  • deacon007

    “Vince is staking his money on a different demographic to be his new #1 cash cow.”

    Vinnie made $24.1 million last year according to tax records so it’s seems to be paying off, for now.

  • deacon007

     Prime Time players are in talks to do a remake of Good Burger for WWE films.  Good move for them, IMO.

  • deacon007

    AW should’ve been fired on the spot for his out-dated lame-ass Kobe joke.  Can’t wait until AW goes out on his comedy tour with some Fatty Arbuckle jokes.

  • deacon007

    Kharma got a huge push upon her arrival but she then get herself knocked up. Not WWE’s fault.

  • deacon007

     USA network wouldn’t allow it. Back then during the Silk Stockings/Up All Night days, sure, but USA is now the premier network on cable.

  • deacon007

     But they now watch UFC so WWE caters to the kiddies these days. From a business standpoint it makes sense.

  • deacon007

     The Rock in the PG era says things like “Lady parts” and “Fruity Pebbles”

    Yep, not the same thing, I agree.

  • deacon007

     Actually, there’s a vid on Youtube with Vince saying “What’s up, my nigga?” to John Cena.

  • lakawak

    You REALY don’t see the difference between outrageous fictional storylines and reference a very REAL rape that happened to a very REAL victim? And that many viewers may have very strong feelings about if they have also been, or know someone who has been raped?

  • lakawak

    You sure showed me! I especially like how you don’t understand the difference between your and you’re.

  • http://barbadoskayakjack.com/ kayak jack

    another negroid! this is getting boring.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.bezel.7 Jay Bezel

     Vince: “Check you later, my nigga” on youtube with Booker T in the background asking “did he just say what I think he said?” look it up… also Booker T got a funny promo where he says “Hogan we comin for you nigga” lol

  • MouthAndNutsSandwhich

    Well in your own words  “I can mouth off anytime I want to. It is called my opinion. This is America isn’t it.  Freedom of speech. ” So how did he mess up again if all he did was mouth off?… and you can speak you opinion but he can’t.. He already tweeted that it was entertainment and  apologized what more do you want.. So I guess freedom of speech only go for a selected few, Sexy green eyes and those Latinos huh

  • MouthAndNutsSandwhich

    Yea she shouldn’t have been taking all that sex what is wrong with her have sex and getting pregnant… lol deacon 007 you said that like she committed a crime.. have you seen her?… she probably wasn’t getting any until she got famous 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JLSGD6W6BNBHCXZWRS76LKATEQ keith

    From the first time this guy showed up on WWE. I knew his big mouth would land him into trouble. Now That he went the way he did, now the commentary can be left to those that really do the commentary.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HVASZZB4CQDOTLRENEZB7JH474 victor perdigon

    I am glad when a wrestler finally admits that wrestling is only entertainment. People its fake. Thats why i started to watch UFC/MMA. Wrestling sucks and everyone in it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6GE4JRKABQKG6V2MKWFSGO7I74 Kevin K

    You mean the REAL rape that the accuser never got convicted of, nor the victim took the stand? Hmmmm….. You obviously are stuck in the WWF days, and never have seen the WWE content. They do comment on current and past news.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommy.pearsoniii Tommy Pearson III

    Because I have Latino family members just because I don’t carry a Spanish last name doesn’t mean I  can’t speak it either shows how Ignorant you really are there is a thing called books and learning but i guess  you skipped that  class Estupida  !

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommy.pearsoniii Tommy Pearson III

    That same Freedom of Speech you speak   of doesn’t do a damn thing ,When you argue with your Supervisor or even Being Arrested for making Threats so still you have no point but it was Freedom of Speech right ???????

  • http://www.facebook.com/tommy.pearsoniii Tommy Pearson III

    Don’t worry you will be the Back up Hobo in the Background asking for a free meal ……..Useless tool 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R57FNJXA67IYFEX523ZRTJB5TY Keenan R

    mike tyson was convicted of rape and wwe is putting him in their latest video game AND he’s in their hall of fame. kobe was never convicted, for all we know it could have been a scam to get money out of him. can u REALLY not see how hypocritical wwe is being right now? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R57FNJXA67IYFEX523ZRTJB5TY Keenan R

    i’m not gay, so i can watch half naked men and not get turned on. i guess u can’t tho.

  • sxygreeneyes

    I am sure he knew the rules long before he said what he said. Maybe he thought no one was listening or he would not get caught……but he did. They have to make an example out of someone and I guess he is the chosen one. Looks to me mouthandnuts that you also are mouthing off so it is just not me and the latinos as you put it.