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7 Incidents of racial insensitivity in the WWE

Blurred lines makes a cute name for a song, but in reality...

Top 5 / Top 10 03 Jul 2016, 18:42 IST
There’s still bad blood flowing

Eric Bischoff couldn’t have said it better – “controversy creates cash”. While older fans bemoan the sterile, sandpapered children’s bedroom that the mecca of sports entertainment has become, we are more than certain that even they, will treat what they’re about to read like WWE treats the topic of Chris Benoit.

We’re referring to the many not-so-hushed-up instances of racism that have inerasably spread across the WWE. While the WWE’s practice of pushing the envelope has a pretty high rate, there are times when everyone felt enough was enough.

The IWC may pride itself of being in the know about the actual incidents that originated a storyline, but trust me, that’s probably not even the tip of the iceberg. 

What goes on backstage stays there, but sometimes, it causes an upheaval whose tremors are far-reaching. Here are some of the most controversial racism rows and angles in the WWE:

  1.  Triple H tells Booker T to dance

Like one of those songs that leave you horrified when you later discover their hidden meaning, this promo is sickening. If one were to listen on for a few minutes longer, he or she could find enough to spitball a flimsy defence that Triple H was knocking Booker’s WCW roots.

But the immediate impression is Triple H being akin to the guys that wore the insignia that (not infrequently) topped his favorite musician’s ensemble.

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