Forget Kevin Nash's comments about Benoit and Guerrero―the end of wrestling may be Linda McMahon's Senate campaign.
A.W. gets fired 11 days after making a reference to Kobe Bryant's sexual abuse case in 2003. A case, by the way, Bryant was never found guilty in.
"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."
Is this statement suggesting that because A.W. continued to play his controversial character for the 11 days that followed the comments he is getting fired? He makes the comments, the next night on a Tuesday Smackdown taping he is back out on the show with a live microphone. If you want to make an impact, fire him then, take him off television or at least take the microphone away.
It apparently took 11 days for the Linda McMahon party to decide they couldn't come up with a response to their critics when this topic gets brought up.
The recently released WWE talent went on a Twitter rant but this one particular tweet sums it all up:
I really do hope Linda wins that election because If not then all of this BS has been for nothing. #GoLinda!!
Yeah, after all the hypocrisy and rule changing, Linda better be a two-term President of the United States in her political career.
Vince McMahon can make fun of Jim Ross and his health complications.
Mike Tyson, who was convicted of rape, is in the WWE Hall of Fame.
The first positive for A.W., he might be more popular now than he as when on the roster. He's become a martyr. Retweets and tweets of support for him are all over social media agreeing the whole situation was an injustice. Listen to me, I'm starting to sound like Damien Sandow.
WWE certainly isn't enjoying the outcry on social media on a column like this going against their decision to terminate A.W.. What, you don't want to hear from the WWE Universe now? Where is the Raw Active segment? Perhaps we can vote on if this is fair or not!
The next positive out of this release is they released someone who genuinely believes at this moment he isn't going to remain in wrestling.
This might change if the itch or money comes scratching at the right time. As of right now, the man formerly known as A.W. is indicating he is going to go to stand-up comedy.
I love entertaing people and the standup stage is what is next for me. If you think that Kobe joke was bad wait till you hear my Vince jokes
Or in another tweet, he gives the hypocritical analysis of Linda's campaign values conflicting with his release:
@Linda_McMahon : Creates jobs my ass!! I'm fired thanks to you and your campaign.
What's great about this is most who get released from WWE give the positive political lines because they plan to remain in the small world that is wrestling and or eventually return to WWE.
This isn't the case here. He isn't waiting for the right call to do a shoot interview, he's just doing it now on Twitter letting whatever comes to his finger tips out on Twitter. One example is the recently released Tom Prichard who was the head trainer in FCW.
BTW.. @drtomprichard got screwed!! He was the best thing to happen to WWE developmental! F*** anybody and everything after him!
What's even better is A.W. has recognized on his Twitter that he doesn't hate WWE, just the fact they lived and made guys off of one way―then did a 180 for different programming. He isn't going on an incoherent rambling like former WWE talent Chyna, he's just telling it like he legitimately sees it.
One step better than that, what he sees, is what a lot of WWE people see. I feel confident in saying based on the conversations I've had with people in WWE, the only people who actually don't see the ridiculousness in all the politically fueled changes are a few people in the top of management.
I firmly stand by that a few key people justify the direction WWE is in and the influence (whether they publicly admit it or not) that Linda's campaign has. Everyone else, trying to keep their mouth shut and ride through the darkness.
As of today, 87 days until the November election. 87 days until the chains begin to break or more chains are brought out to tighten up even more in time for the next election.