Sunday, August 12, 2012
Inside A.W.'s Release
"AWPromotions is no more ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for your support and hate, it's been a great run. Now I get to do me which isn't PG!"
He then thanked his colleagues:
"@TitusONeilWWE & @DarrenYoungWWE thank you for allowing me to speak on your behalf. You guys are the best and I'm glad to call u my friends!"
He then ripped into the WWE and it's PG system
"Just be normal shut up and be a yes man so you can collect your check and feel like your special.#SELLOUTS!! Let this be a lesson to up and coming talent in the WWE don't try and be great like the Rock or Stone Cold. WWE isn't the same...
"I remember a time when the WWE didn't care about breaking the mold but now everyone is so afraid of their own shadow. #RemeberTheFans "
"I really do hope Linda wins that election because If not then all of this BS has been for nothing. #GoLinda!!"
He thanked his fans by saying:
"Thanks to the fans who showed me support over the whole Kobe thing and to those I upset I apologize again. Remember It's entertainment folks"
In regard to his release, a WWE representative told TMZ this:
"Unfortunately, Brian Jossie, playing the character of A.W. was terminated because he continued to exhibit poor judgment by making offensive and inappropriate comments on live television and on social media."
A.W.'s firing has angered many backstage especially the mid-card talent who are already frustrated with travel and pay. A.W. was let following a rape joke he made two weeks ago on Raw. Upon learning of his release A.W. posted a barrage of Twitter messages roasting the sports-entertainment organization for what he perceives are double standards, such as Big Show making a similar remark referencing NBA player Kobe Bryant's sexual assault case years ago and Vince McMahon reneging WWE's anti-bullying campaign on Raw weeks ago by ridiculing Jim Ross' affliction with Bell's palsy. Though it would appear that he is squashing any chance of a return to the organization with each scathing tweet, some people see things otherwise.
Dave Meltzer said, "The more he says, the better his chances of being brought back in a while. "Vince has no respect for people he bullies and don't fight back. "He hired Bischoff, Bret (spent ten years begging for him to comeback and even brought him back after Bret walked out on him the day of Mania), Sable, Billy Graham, yet never touched Heenan except for one shots. I doubt even he knows it but he's playing it smart in the long run."
The tweets in question:
"Creates jobs my ass!! I'm fired thanks to you and your campaign."
A.W. has also posted and retweeted the following messages:
"VINCE MCMAHON CAN SAY THE "N" WORD ON NATIONAL T.V. BUT @AWPromotions CAN'T TELL A JOKE.............whats wrong with this picture???"
"McMahon is a hypocrite! It's cool for him to mock JR's Bells Palsy, & you aren't cut any slack for one joke? #BeAStarVince."
"I hope Vince hasn't forgot How he mocked @JRsBBQ on #RAW live, and @AWPromotions gets released for one joke?"
"@if only you had strangled someone with your tie, you'd be back within 6 months lol."
"so Dx can tell everyone to suck it but u can't make a joke?"
"@CMPunk told one of his twitter followers to kill themselves. biggest double standard in the world."
"@kane has sex with a dead girl but @AWPromotions makes a kobe joke and gets fired."
"Vince can kick the leg out from under a one legged kid, wrestle women, mock The mentally retarded and he fired you!!!"
"@Didn't Big Show make a Kobe Bryant reference in a battle rap with Cena in 2003 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V6gr8CB-Eg ... but AW gets let go?"
By the way: the official statement on WWE.com said this, as always: "WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar A.W. as of today, August 10, 2012. WWE wishes A.W. the best in all his future endeavors."