Albert Hardie Jr. is a professional wrestler who wrestled under the name ACH before being signed to WWE’s NXT brand where he took the ring name Jordan Myles.
As part of its merchandising, WWE thought this would be the perfect t-shirt for an African American wrestler.
Myles was not too pleased. Even though the t-shirt was already pulled from sale, Myles spoke out about the t-shirt on Twitter.
WWE has a long history not just of racial insensitivity, but of actively exploiting racial insensitivity as part of its shows (back in 2017 it had one of its wrestlers mock the accent of Japanese wrestler Shinsuke Nakamura). So this is both shocking and yet not surprising at all.
Medicom makes this “bareface” version of Wars Man from the Kinnikuman professional wrestling manga and anime series.
Dan Gable Museum National Wrestling Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony and Banquet
George Tragos/Lous Thesz Awards
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tribute to “WWE Hall of Famer” Gerald Brisco
Master of Ceremonies
Jim Melby Award
Frank Gotch Award
George Tragos Award
Lou Thesz Heavy Weight Championship Award
Adam Pearce and Charlie Thesz (Lou Thesz’s wife)