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WWE announced Friday they have come to terms on the release of A.W. (a/k/a Abraham Washington) as of August 10, 2012, weeks after the boisterous personality made a rape joke on the July 30 episode of Raw. According to a company spokesman, A.W., whose real name is Brian Jossie, was terminated due to his continued use of offensive and inappropriate remarks in public settings following the ordeal.

A representative for WWE told TMZ.com Friday evening, “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.”

Jossie angrily spoke out against WWE via Twitter following the announcement, stating they “turned its back” on him.

“It was the #WWE that made me bold and now it has turned it’s back on me,” he said. “Just be normal shut up and be a yes man so you can collect your check and feel like your special. #SELLOUTS!! I remember a time when the WWE didn’t care about breaking the mold but now everyone is so afraid of their own shadow. #RemeberTheFans. Thank you WWE for creating me and then killing me because I only portrayed what I grew up watching… The #WWE!!”

  • Eve’s left nipple

    @Will Henderson For god sake, As soon as someone is released from WWE they are apparently going to TNA, Yawn get off WWE’s dick there is other wrestling promotions out there you mark.

  • The Irishbulldog

    I think everyone should just shut up and hug. Of course im kidding.

  • jt

    who the hell is abraham washington

  • Stevie P

    @mark
    What? That was his gimmick. It’s not like he can’t go out there with a mic himself and talk.

    I don’t understand WWE. They wanted him to get heat (and it seems unscripted) and he got it. He did go a little too far with that joke, but getting fired for it? WWE ate a bunch of pussies. This political correctness crap is getting ridiculous.

    Can Linda go ahead and lose her election already so we can get a little edgier?

  • mark

    Im glad hes gone his commentary during the matches were just irritating. You cant make a rape joke on tv and expect no repercussions. Only got himself to blame. Maybe it will teach people to keep their mouth shut

  • yofits

    AW was a great character.
    He will be missed.

  • Will Henderson

    crap, made a typo, so here’s the fixed version of what i just wrote:

    see you at the Impact Zone A.W, you will be loved there, after all TNA is the same company that is really over hyping Chavo Guerrero and have old school stars past their prime in the roster.

  • Will Henderson

    see you at the Impact Zone A.W, you will be loved there, after all TNA is the same company the is really over hyping Chavo Guerrero and have old school stars past their prime in the roster.

  • StocktonJoe

    I was never a “corporate guy.” Even when I WAS a corporate weenie, I wasn’t a corporate guy. But for the chance to play on that stage – especially not taking a physical pounding night after night, I would say “Yes Sir. How High Sir?”

  • WARRIOR

    WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • xXx

    oh boo-hoo-hoo..

  • me

    How about you….BOTH SHUT UP!

  • Matt

    how about you shut up XXX

  • xXx

    just shut up already

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