WWE has been getting some negative publicity from WWE Champion Jinder Mahal’s promo on Shinsuke Nakamura on Tuesday night’s episode of SmackDown Live. As seen in the promo, Mahal said that Nakamura “always rooks the same” and referred to him as Mr. Miyagi. The Washington Post published their story on the promo on Wednesday, which included reactions from people who attended the show.
WWE issued this statement to The Post regarding the promo:
“Just like many other TV shows or movies, WWE creates programming with fictional personalities that incorporates real world issues and sensitive subjects.
“As a producer of such TV shows, WWE Corporate is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”