BY ALFRED KONUWA – OCT 5, 2019
WWE is so far behind the times that when a black man finally won its most prestigious title in 2019, many fans rejoiced as if was the end of segregation.
So when Kofi Kingston lost the WWE Championship to Brock Lesnar in near-record time—nine seconds to be exact—only to be upstaged by UFC’s Cain Velasquez to add insult to injury, Twitter—and my DM’s—quickly reverted back to the same confusion, vitriol and anger that plagued WWE during pre-Kofimania racial tensions.
One of AEW’s major talking points in becoming an alternative to WWE is inclusion and diversity.
Think about that for a second.
One of the major ways this upstart promotion has vowed to be different from WWE’s so-called global entertainment model is by being more inclusive.
AEW has already succeeded in that department as it boasts the first black woman executive in national pro wrestling, a caveat that appears light years away from ever happening in WWE … Read More HERE
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