“I’m not a fan of black people”: Vince McMahon Made One WWE Legend Say the Most Wildly Offensive Things

Vince McMahon forced WWE Legend Kurt Angle to say several offensive things.

"I'm not a fan of black people": Vince McMahon Made One WWE Legend Say the Most Wildly Offensive Things

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  • Vince McMahon is currently embroiled in a massive controversy for the Janel Grant lawsuit.
  • Kurt Angle said that he was forced to say several offensive things by Vince McMahon in the past.
  • A former WWE writer Britney Abrahams also complained against Vince McMahon and WWE for racist stereotypes in scripts.
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Vince McMahon forced WWE legend Kurt Angle to say offensive things on the show. The former WWE head is currently a hot topic of discussion after a lawsuit was filed against him by ex-employee Janel Grant. Recently, when Kurt Angle spoke at the Steel City Comic Con a few weeks ago, he revealed that the 78-year-old forced him to say several problematic things.

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Vince McMahon (via Nara & Dvids Public Domain Archive)
Vince McMahon (via Nara & Dvids Public Domain Archive)

In 2022, Mr. McMahon was embroiled in a massive controversy after he was accused of giving hush money to several former female employees to hide his inappropriate behavior. Following that, he stepped down as the CEO of WWE before returning in 2023. Currently, a lawsuit is being filed against Vince McMahon that suggests that he is involved in s*xual assault and s*x trafficking.

Also Read: Vince McMahon Allegedly Used Janel Grant to Bring Brock Lesnar Back into WWE

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What did Kurt Angle say against Vince McMahon?

Kurt Angle (via WWE)
Kurt Angle (via WWE)

Kurt Angle is one of the most renowned wrestlers in WWE. The presently retired professional wrestler stated that the former WWE CEO forced him to say wildly offensive things in the past.

When he appeared at the Steel City Comic Con (via Fandom Spotlite), he recalled some old promos where he was forced to say controversial things by Vince McMahon. He emphasized that the statements used to portray him in a bad light before the fans would have been canceled in today’s era.

“Yeah, definitely offensive. I said a lot of stuff back then. This was a time where I was cutting a promo on Rey Mysterio and I said, ‘Rey Mysterio, you’re a boy in a man’s world, and I’m a man who loves to play with boys.’ I was like, ‘No, that’s not what I meant.’ I did this like three times, I messed up and said something perverted.” 

Kurt Angle added that much of it has transitioned into memes today. However, although the statements were racist and outright offensive, Angle held himself responsible for enjoying those things.

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“I said a lot of stuff back then. I even said I’m not a fan of Black people. I said some crazy stuff that Vince McMahon had me say and it just wouldn’t fly today. That was one of the promos that people took offense to. I enjoyed doing it, I really did, it was funny.”

When he was asked if he ever denied saying those problematic things, Kurt Angle nodded negatively. He agreed that he should not have said certain things and regrets those comments. Interestingly, later a former writer also came forward to sue Mr. McMahon over racist scripts.

Also Read: “Mr. McMahon doesn’t control TKO”: TKO Group Holdings Calls Janel Grant’s Allegations Against Vince McMahon”Horrific”

Did a former WWE writer sue Vince McMahon?

Vince McMahon (via his X account)
Vince McMahon (via X)

Vince McMahon found himself amidst another controversy when former WWE writer Britney Abrahams sued him and WWE. She was fired from the company for taking home a chair with “WrestleMania 38” branding. She claimed that it was racist behavior as other writers who did the same thing did not receive similar treatment.

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Abrahams also complained that she and some writers were forced to induce racial and sexist stereotypes in the scripts. When she and the others talked about the issue to Vice President Christine Lubrano, he replied (via Bloomberg):

“Wacky things are said in the writer’s room all the time! I know but look at the waves we’re making in the company. 4 years ago, no woman worked on the writer’s team!”

Later, on further opposing racist and sexist pitches, she was ultimately fired from the company for taking home the chair.

Also Read: Vince McMahon is Not the Only WWE Star Named in Janel Grant’s S*x Trafficking Allegations

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Recently, after Vince McMahon was accused of s*xual assault, trafficking, and several disturbing accusations by Janel Grant, his rep responded that the accusations were not true. Now it remains to be seen in which direction the controversy proceeds and if McMahon has to face any serious consequences of his alleged actions.

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Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.