WWE Champion Big E recently opened up about racism in WWE. The New Day member revealed that he has not faced any form of racism within the company. Renee Young Breaks Silence On Jon Moxley Quitting Drinking
Big E talks about racism
E was recently drafted to Monday Night RAW after he cashed in on his Money in the Bank contract, defeating former Bobby Lashley to become the new WWE Champion. The New Day member was recently interviewed on The Breakfast Club podcast, where he addressed racism and some of the stereotypes associated with wrestlers of color.
He also spoke about how The New Day were allowed to be themselves, and even gave a shout out to the former WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, another wrestler he claims has been allowed to be herself:
“In WWE, no, honestly I haven’t. I will say, as far as our representation on TV, we are getting to where we need to be. It’s always a work in progress. Often times, if there are issues it would present themselves as, people see you a certain way and they want you to, as a character, ‘oh you’re a big black man,’ so this is the role you need to play. Our goal with The New Day was to start tearing down those boxes so people don’t see performers. When they see a black woman, they think she needs to be doing certain things. I look at somebody like Bianca, she’s so dope to me because not only is she an incredible athlete, but she’s so authentic. What you see on-screen is who she is off-screen, and I think we are getting more of those black characters on TV that are authentic,” said Big E.
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