Dude, Kofi Kingston can do whatever the hell he wants. Are YOU going to tell him he's embarrassing himself?!
I heard the WWE were initially going to put these three into some kind of new Nation of Domination, but they changed their minds on creating an angry black faction when Ferguson started heating up.
Yeah, just be thankful they didn't get the "Three Rioters Who Want to Shoot Cops" gimmick.
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if this were 1998, WWE would have them all walk out wearing hoodies, with swisher sweets in their mouths, so take what you can get, i guess. Realistaclly, this is on the level with a lot of actual Black media.
I think it's safe to assume the same production team that did the Macho Man album also did this.
These three came out one night as a Black Panthers-ish gimmick on night. "What we want, we take!" Then they abruptly disappeared only to show up a couple months later shucking and jiving.
The one in the suspenders has a master's and is working on his PhD.
Hey Hooker, you remember Cryme Tyme?
It's not just black people, though. The WWE is not racist; they use cartoonish stereotypes for any group, as long as they think the wrestler can sell the gimmick and isn't roided up enough to be a main carder. Hillbillies, Russians, Englishmen, Connecticut rich kids, Hornswoggle. Eddie Guerrero's gimmick was "I'm Mexican and I steal". Personally, the one that pissed me off was Kaientai. Taka Michinoku is awesome, one of my favorite wrestlers and currently the owner of what may well be the coolest, most innovative wrestling promotion on the planet (K-Dojo FTW!!!). So how do they use him? As a Kung Fu film character who speaks entirely in bad English-dubbing.
It wouldn't be so bad if they gave the clown gimmicks to the turdwash wrestlers, like Batista or John Cena, or at least found a way to give joke wrestlers some depth to their characters. Like, maybe Hornswoggle, instead of just concentrating on "I'm Irish and a midget!", they could have played up the Tyrion Lannister / Vince's son angle, where it turns out he's actually this brilliant thinker and a sensitive, moral, heroic individual, unfairly kept down by his cruel and resentful father. Instead it's all just, haha, he's really small.
Steve Austin: Why isn't Cesaro getting over?
Vince McMahon: I don't know, maybe cuz he's Swiss?
Wrestling is horrible and anyone who likes it is also horrible.
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