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During Monday’s live WWE Raw broadcast, A.W. made an off-color remark referencing NBA player Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault case in 2003 and 2004.

As client Titus O’Neil tangled with Kofi Kingston in a singles match, A.W. yelled from ringside, “Titus O’Neil is like Kobe Bryant at a hotel in Colorado hotel room. He’s unstoppable!!”

Following the commercial break, WWE broadcaster Michael Cole issued an apology on behalf of the organization for A.W.’s remark. He then quickly transitioned to a replay of a backstage segment featuring John Cena and CM Punk that took moments prior.

In 2003, Bryant was accused of sexual assault after having sex with a hotel employee in Colorado. In September 2004, prosecutors dropped the case after his accuser refused to testify. A civil suit was later filed and settled out of court.

  • Big Black Clock

    Big Show to John Cena: ‘In my world your the white girl and im Kobe Bryant’

  • Jimbo

    Goodbye PTP’s push. I thought it was hilarious though.

  • Bawb

    Wow, WWE has gotten way too strict and uptight. That was a fucking brilliant line out of AW’s mouth, a bit of effective attitude coming from a character, giving it more credibility than other heels. If that was improvised, bravo by him, but if they punish him for it, that will just set a terrible example for other wrestlers hoping to add their own charismatic bit to such stale writing.

    Then, as viewers, we’d be REALLY fucked.

  • Jon

    lol…i knew as soon as he said it he’d be gone

  • SYM

    I still think He needs to go back to the Abraham Washington Show with Tony Atlas.

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