5 Most Racist Moments In WWE History

5 Most Racist Moments In WWE History

Who remembers Yoshi Tatsu? He had such an awesome
theme song back then. In Tatsu’s ECW debut, he was set to go one-on-one with “The Gold
Standard”, Shelton Benjamin, however, before their match took place, Benjamin cut a short
promo mocking Tatsu’s Japanese nationality in a series of racial stereotypes. He began
by mimicking a Japanese accent while talking to Yoshi Tatsu, which was quite funny to hear
admittedly but also not so funny at the same time. Benjamin even threatened to call Godzilla
on Tatsu if he didn’t keep his distance. Benjamin was not done there as he then proceeded
to further humiliate Tatsu by bowing at everyone, performing a crane stance and even a sumo
pose. Although Benjamin was just doing his job as a heel, the whole segment crossed the
line a little and it was an unnecessary way for Benjamin to generate heat, having to resort
to racial stereotyping. One guy in the crowd can agree. Eventually, Benjamin got what he
deserved as Tatsu landed a roundhouse kick to the head of Benjamin and pinned him for
the victory, the last time Tatsu actually won a match. In an episode of the “VIP Lounge”, MVP’s
own interview segment, Randy Orton came to the ring with The Legacy and delivered a promo
on MVP, Kofi Kingston and Mark Henry that had some slightly racial overtones, let’s
just say. In fact, the promo, in essence, was just one big racial stereotype. Orton
began by calling MVP, Kingston and Henry “nothing but a couple of low class street thugs”
and then went on to say that Mark Henry “stole” a victory the other day. Orton then said that
MVP was the “definition of the common criminal”, or in Orton’s case, “the common ‘crinimal’”,
which was a reference to MVP’s past run-ins with the law. Orton closed the promo by saying
that The Legacy and himself were born in the business meaning they belong here, whereas
“the only place where [MVP, Kingston and Henry] belong is the hood where [they] came
from”. Some may argue that Orton was just being a heel, however, using racial stereotyping
in order to generate heat is a little too far, don’t you think? If Jinder Mahal’s first promo on Shinsuke
Nakamura wasn’t bad enough, well… his second promo on the September 19th episode
of SmackDown Live was beyond tasteless. In fact, the promo was a plain mockery of Nakamura’s
nationality filled with stereotypes and even contained some racial slurs. Similarly, to
number 5, one guy in the crowd can agree. During the promo, “The Modern Day Maharaja”
talked about how the “the fine people of Japan” “feast on felines” and “dine
on dolphins” before making fun of Nakamura’s facial expressions all while the Singh Brothers
were laughing hysterically… well, trying to at least. Some five-star quality acting
from the Singh Brothers, just look he’s even “ROFLing”. At one point, Mahal poked
fun at the way Nakamura speaks and looks by saying “You always ‘rook’ the same”
which did not go down well with the crowd. That was not all, as Mahal then proceeded
to call Nakamura “Mr. Miyagi”, the Japanese Karate master from the original Karate Kid
movies while the Singh Brothers were mimicking martial arts moves. Even fans in the crowd
were heard chanting “that’s too far” which says something. One thing’s for sure
though, the promo solidified Jinder Mahal as a true heel, however, you have got to admit
that it went a little too far. Far enough that the promo was the only segment from the
SmackDown Live show to not be uploaded on the WWE YouTube channel. Let’s be honest,
we all know who was really behind that promo. After winning a Battle Royal to become the
number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Booker T came to the ring to
express his excitement, however, was interrupted by the World Heavyweight Champion at the time,
Triple H. Triple H came to the ring accompanied by “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair and cut
a controversial promo that had some racial connotations. Triple H started by saying how
Booker T was confused about his role in life and let Booker T know that “’somebody
like you’ doesn’t get to be a World Champion”. ‘People like you’ don’t deserve it”.
He then went on to say that Booker T was not a competitor but an entertainer, there to
dance and make people laugh before making a snide remark about Booker
T’s “nappy hair” and ridiculing his past accomplishments at WCW. Throughout the
promo, Booker T looked so pissed and understandably so. The whole promo was uncomfortable to watch
and was later brushed off as Triple H referring to Booker T’s criminal past but we all know
that was not really the case. The racial remarks continued in the weeks leading up to their
title match as Ric Flair told Booker T to chauffeur him and Triple H around as well
carry their bags as that is something he is “qualified to do” and in another instance,
Booker T confronted Triple H backstage, to which he threw a dollar bill at Booker T,
asking for a towel. The feud eventually culminated in a match at WrestleMania XIX (19) where
Triple H emerged victorious. Of course, he did. In a backstage segment at Survivor Series
2005, “The Chairman” Vince McMahon dropped the n-word out of the blue, which left fans
in utter shock. During the segment, Vince McMahon goes up to the then WWE Champion,
John Cena, or should I say “The Doctor of Thuganomics” as he was known as back then,
and asks, “What’s good in the hood?”, trying to impersonate a stereotypical black
person from the streets. Cena replies with, “Just holding it down, trying to take care
of business” referring to his WWE championship, to which McMahon unexpectedly says, “Keep
it up, my n*gg*!” McMahon then struts past a stunned Booker T, whose reaction is priceless
and sums up perfectly what we were all thinking. Booker T was probably included in the segment
as a joke to when he accidently dropped the n-bomb when cutting a promo during his days
in Harlem Heat. Although Vince McMahon used the word in a comedic fashion, the word whatever
the spelling is categorically and historically a racial slur and should not have been said
in the first place. If McMahon tried to say that word nowadays, he would get into a world
of trouble that’s for sure.

100 Replies to “5 Most Racist Moments In WWE History”

  1. Best wrestling channel ever!!!! Best vid so far!! Love this channel!! Post more content more often please

  2. Since Mahal stereotyped Nakamura, I'm surprised Mahal wasn't stereotyped as a gas station slurpee arab

  3. What happened to the mexicools debut and Brock led at bringing out a whole mariachi band on eddie guerrero?

  4. I don't even know why wwe goes to the espys? Real athletes world champions from all ethnic backgrounds. WWE plays this same racial stereotypes for decade's

  5. Get the fuck on with the racist BS, people like you have ruined the product. It’s a scripted show, take it as it is. Heels being heels.

  6. Shinsuke can disrespect Jinder too by tolding him that he is a terorist i ain't racist just defending shinsuke i am just sayin

  7. Stereotypes yes, racist no. They practice what they are gonna say before they say it. Both heels and faces know what's happening before it actually happens. If Yoshimitsu or MVP had any objections, then they wouldn't have even used these stereotypes to begin with.

    Booker T is a legend and would be the last person to say that was racist, the guy wouldn't even throw Hogan under the bus. Gotta love King Booker.

  8. WWE: Signs Jinder Mahal to add different cultures to the wrestling world
    Also WWE: Creates a Promo where said wrestler racially stereotypes a Japanese man

  9. The HHH Promo on Booker T was PERFECT……..until they ruined the heel heat and buildup by having HHH still win at WM19 which ruined it all and made it so tasteless not even mentioning its another unfair burial of a WCW icon

  10. Haven’t seen one person say “that’s too far” but almost every comment is about people saying “that’s too far”…

  11. When Triple H said "Somebody like you", he meant a B plus player. he said the same about Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho.

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  13. Being indian he shouldn't say those words… because if someone starts talking about how stereotypes indians are ..than i am sure jindal will die with shame..

  14. None of that was racist literally none of it ur actually the one being racist because if Vince was black there would not be any problem

  15. The same people in the crowd saying jinder mahal went too far are the same people that support trump and tell Muslims to get out of there country

  16. And of course everybody laughs when they hear a asian racist joke but gets offended when they hear other racist jokes… welcome to earth everybody ?

  17. Imagine being black and trying to act racist makes no sense Japanese dude coulda been so racist back if he wanted to??

  18. No !!!!! NUMBER 1 at Wrestlemania 2 : Paul Orndorff Vs. Magnificent Muraco….look at the beginning with Orndorff and Mr Fuji

  19. Look, I’m Japanese and I hate how the Japanese people are being treated in this company. I just want somebody other than Vince to actually take care of the scripts and the entire company

  20. I'm really confused to see why the HHH, Booker segment was racist ? HHH said people like Booker don't deserve or or aren't meant to be world heavyweight champion but he said the same stuff about Daniel Bryan throughout 2013-2014. Some stuff was racist but it just comes down to how much of a snowflake you are.

  21. WWE: Makes racist remark on Asians.
    WWE: Makes racist remark on Black.
    FANS/COMMENTARY: Awkward/ Silence / No comments (cuz thats racist)

    Welcome to America.

  22. Everyone gets too offended over everything. Jeff Dunham does this stuff all the time and it's hilarious for millions

  23. Hey Mr. Narrator, why do you care about racist moments. You sound like a white English person. Promote more white supremacy, please!

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