Brian Jossie, known to WWE fans as A.W., spoke to CTPost in Connecticut and revealed why WWE fired him.
He said it was a tweet he made about Linda McMahon that caused his release. The tweet in question was:
"#AWPromotion$ says vote for Linda McMahon!!! The PTP'z support Linda and so should you! #voteordie4Linda"
He went on to say,
"That's how they show support for their employees who want to support Linda. They fire them. That's complete bull(expletive)."
Jossie made the remark on Twitter and then a WWE spokesperson released a statement that "WWE is a non-partisan organization. Superstars as well as employees are free to support any political party or candidate they choose."
The former WWE talent didn't know that making mention of Linda McMahon's campaign was off limits.
"For some reason they don't want to associate [Linda] with anything to do with wrestling because it's in the past. Vince doesn't want any association with her campaign. They told me it's two totally different entities, which I didn't know. I thought I was doing a good thing."
While the comments about Kobe Bryant grabbed attention, he says he could have said worse and nothing would have happened to him because WWE has a history of edgy content
"If I had made a Jerry Sandusky or a Colorado shooting joke, okay, fire me right there,"
"WWE put a convicted rapist in the Hall of Fame (referring to Mike Tyson)."
Jossie made clear his feelings on WWE when he said,
"I don't hate the WWE. I love the company. But the way the politics are with her campaign, it screwed me."
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