I hope you took pictures. New characters are introduced on wrestling shows all of the time. You often see someone new added into the fold and it can be very fun to see where they go and how long it takes them to get there. Some of them are a lot more successful than others, occasionally due to outside forces. That was the case this week, as a new character is already done.
This week on NXT, Joe Gacy introduced a new character who was built around being politically correct. This included saying that the ring was a safe space and he did not need to use his male privilege to win matches. The character received attention from the New York Post and FOX News over poking fun at the “woke left”. According to Wrestlinginc.com, WWE has since deleted all references to the character from its website and social media, with Gacy doing the same on his own accounts. There is no word if the character will return in any form in the future.
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Opinion: This is one of those things that is going to happen at one point or another as a character is just done right out of the blocks. WWE does not seem interested in trying to salvage it (though they may) but it is not going the way they hoped for it to go. I hope this doesn’t get blamed on Gacy, as it certainly seems to have been the material rather than the person delivering it.
What did you think of the character? Could it have worked? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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