ECW Legend Sabu made his AEW debut last night on AEW Dynamite, despite historic controversies regarding him still lingering.
The The Homicidal, Suicidal, Genocidal, Death–Defying Maniac was unveiled on AEW Dynamite during the contract signing for the Adam Cole vs Chris Jericho match, set to take place at AEW Double or Nothing 2023.
During the contract signing, Jericho was backed up by Jake Hager, Daniel Garcia, Matt Menard, and Angelo Parker, while Cole’s only backup was Roderick Strong.
Jericho pointed out that Cole was outnumbered, but Cole noted that he had called for backup from someone who was crazy. While many expected either Bobby Fish or Kyle O’Reilly to make their returns, it wasn’t to be.
He then introduced Sabu. Sabu entered, and threw a steel chair at Menard to close the segment, before being announced as the Special Enforcer for the Jericho vs Cole match at Double or Nothing.
While his return got a huge pop from the crowd, some comments he made years ago have come to light, which may jeopardise his place at the upcoming pay per view.
Sabu Racism Controversy
Racist comments made by Sabu in 2016 have come to light, with his AEW career now in jeopardy.
The former ECW star has been out of the public eye for many years, although he recently claimed he wanted one last match against Brock Lesnar as his retirement match.
However, he was embroiled in controversy in 2016, when he took to Twitter to call former colleague Taz a derogatory, racist slur.
Sabu Tweeted out “Taz is a n****r” in a reply to a seemingly unrelated Tweet. He was then asked to comment on the reason for that, before claiming that “everyone is a little bit racist”, justifying the offensive term.
“Grow up every one is a little bit racist. Even ur mother.” Brunk adds, “I am not a racist but I don’t care if a n***er that called me a drug addict thinks so.”
It is unknown if AEW boss Tony Khan is aware of these Tweets, or if he will take any action toward Sabu for his offensive remarks.
His AEW career could be in jeopardy, and I would not be surprised to see him taken off AEW TV entirely.
This would stop Sabu appearing at AEW Double or Nothing 2023, and give Adam Cole a headache, thinking about who to replace him with as the special enforcer in his match with Chris Jericho.
Removing wrestlers for unsightly comments has happened before in AEW. Brian Kendrick was signed to the company for mere hours before his conspiracy theory ramblings came to light, and he was booted from AEW that same day.
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