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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.06
    Originally posted by Zeruel
    Look at the controversy at the new Transformers and they're trying to apply race to talking robots. If people are getting their panties in a wad for the voice acting on animated robots, I think they'd be upset at my example.

    And yes, I got the point of the setup, I just feel it went way too far and too long.

It's a big deal in the movies but it's never a big deal in the wrestling biz. I think maybe you forget that wrestling, at least Vince McMahon's brand, is almost always tasteless. Since when has racism been off limits in their minds? Maybe they should be more careful in this "PG" era, but the next guy to accuse WWE of being racist will be far from the last.

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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
WWE has always been pretty careful to avoid too much overt racism towards African-Americans. Other than the Booker T/HHH "you people" stuff, I can't think of anything in recent times that would qualify. Every other race seems to be fair game, but they seem to tread lightly on that ground.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.94
    Originally posted by spf
    WWE has always been pretty careful to avoid too much overt racism towards African-Americans. Other than the Booker T/HHH "you people" stuff, I can't think of anything in recent times that would qualify. Every other race seems to be fair game, but they seem to tread lightly on that ground.


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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.61
    Originally posted by ekedolphin


    Randy Orton to Shelton Benjamin: "You people are so uppity." --RAW, 5/17/04


Aw, by that Orton was merely referring to two-time All-Americans from the University of Minnesota.
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.21
    Originally posted by spf
    WWE has always been pretty careful to avoid too much overt racism towards African-Americans. Other than the Booker T/HHH "you people" stuff, I can't think of anything in recent times that would qualify. Every other race seems to be fair game, but they seem to tread lightly on that ground.


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#26 Posted on
I'm not racist, but I really like the European wrestling styles. Sence the Harts have departed, I am digging the Koslov/Regal team. Seamus was called up too. Finley's departure seems the only bad thing out of this. Maybe the E in ECW is European.
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.06
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
      Originally posted by spf
      WWE has always been pretty careful to avoid too much overt racism towards African-Americans. Other than the Booker T/HHH "you people" stuff, I can't think of anything in recent times that would qualify. Every other race seems to be fair game, but they seem to tread lightly on that ground.


    Cryme Tyme

D-X's parody of the Nation of Domination. Hell, the Nation of Domination itself was kinda suspect.

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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.68
I love Yoshi Tatsu's entrance music.
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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
      Originally posted by spf
      WWE has always been pretty careful to avoid too much overt racism towards African-Americans. Other than the Booker T/HHH "you people" stuff, I can't think of anything in recent times that would qualify. Every other race seems to be fair game, but they seem to tread lightly on that ground.


    Cryme Tyme


but they're babyfaces, so it's okay.



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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.72
    Originally posted by StingArmy

    D-X's parody of the Nation of Domination. Hell, the Nation of Domination itself was kinda suspect.

    - StingArmy


That's nothing. DX once straight up painted racial slurs in the Nation's locker room and then tried to make Bret Hart out to be a racist.



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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.80
That's nothing. Jim Cornette once used possibly the greatest line in wrestling history and wore 2 of the niftiest outfits in the history of fashion.
http://www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=6W2_​-​ByJR6U
In terms of Abraham Washington, to be fair to creative, they might have thought Abe Lincoln and George Washington were the same person, or they always wanted to see what happened when you combine Abe Vigoda and Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington together.

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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.48
Piper painting half his body black during the feud with Bad News Brown. That was bad... I can't say that WWE has always been careful to avoid overt racism.

I too actually sat through and enjoyed ECW this week. New talent to put over plus Hurricane will keep me tuned in each week.
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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
The Piper thing was far enough back I didn't really think of it as recent years. Kind of like Akeem or Saba Simba.

Cryme Tyme to me is a parody of a specific sort of person, the gangsta rapper. Kind of like how MVP is a superstar athlete parody. Perhaps too subtle and forgiving a difference, but YMMV.

The NOD I thought was actually pretty forward thinking when it started. The DX parody stuff was pretty iffy. I guess HHH has been making racism fun for everyone for a while :)

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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Speaking of new trunks, Vladimir Koslov finally got some new ring gear and it's an improvement. I liked the team of William Regal and Kozlov a lot, especially Regal practically swooning over Kozlov at the end and massaging him as the show signed off. I think Regal was in love.


Makes me think that it would have been neat if they'd have paired Regal with Kozlov as a mouthpiece/manager when he first came in, though I think Kozlov probably only had so much upward mobility anyway and got about as far as he was going to. Still, it couldn't have hurt.
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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.47
    Originally posted by Karlos the Jackal
    Aw, man, I've been WAITING for Sheamus O'Shaunessy to show up and I MISSED it. How was he?

    --K


I though he was impressive. His finisher was like a Rock Bottom but breaking the opponent's fall with your knee. It looked brutal and he smiled afterward. I can't remember the name.

He's pale as can be like mentioned before - eerie. But his hair was nicely spiked all the way around - think of Planet Stasiak. Plus he's huge.
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But it's NOT valid. As I said in the rest of my post, this predicament never happens, but people bitch and moan and whine and cry simply because it COULD if the WWF all of a sudden has a change of heart and uses the finish.
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