Can You Believe There Is A Wrestler Named “N*GGA TAKER” ?
BY: John “Hennry” Harris
Professional wrestling has always been an over-the-top, flamboyant “sport” that uses controversy to sell tickets, but they went too far this time and thank goodness others feel the same.
Pro Wrestling Sheet spoke with Michael Antoine McMahon, a Black man, is a wrestler that apparently uses the name of “N*gga Taker”, a parody of WWE Superstar The Undertaker, recently had a wrestling event cancelled against Black Superman Lexx Vegas in Cleveland, OH due to “reasons out of his control.”
One of the show fliers went viral and caused the wrestling match to shut down, but McMahon, who has been wrestling since the 90’s and has not used the “N*gga Taker” moniker for at least 2 years, says he loves both the positive and negative reactions.
“It’s better to be talked about, than not at all.”
I am personally happy that his match got shut down, but the controversy surrounding the cancellation and his moniker has McMahon intending to go forward full force with the gimmick.
Shock value and controversy in sports and entertainment have been used for sales for a long time, but calling yourself the “N*gga Taker” as a Black man seems more like he is just selling out.
The few headlines he might get (not many major news outlets have reported on this issue) and a few appearances (I would be shocked if WWE ever had him on RAW or any of its televised/more marketable events) just is not worth it.
Could you imagine the “N*gga Taker” at WrestleMania ??!! It’s almost scary because this is actually something that I would be afraid that WWE owner Vince McMahon might consider, if it wasn’t for the controversy created surrounding former WWE Superstar Hulk Hogan using the N-word in an interview.
“Well, Booker T used to do that to me, and every time I pull up YouTube there’s that famous thing with Booker T and his brother is there and they’re all talking trash, and Booker T says, ‘I’m coming for ya Hogan, you nigger’—and not ‘nigga,’ he goes ‘nigger,’” Hogan told DJ Whoo Kid.
“And it’s still so cool, because the whole time I was down in Miami when I lived there, you know, everybody … And everybody down there—Lil Wayne, Birdman—they’re all calling me ‘nigga,’ and then I started sayin’ it. And I always said it, but now all of a sudden I get heat when I say it, and they say, ‘Hogan, you can’t say that,’ so I say, ‘Why can they say it to me then?’”
Hulk Hogan was subsequently removed from the WWE Hall of Fame page, all of his merchandise removed from WWEShop.com and effectively scrubbed from the WWE Universe.
There are too many things going on, especially in this political climate and fight for social justice, to have coons like “N*gga Taker” running around.
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