Max Caster Claims Rap Outrage Helped His AEW Career

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AEW star Max Caster is no stranger to controversy but he says the outrage around one rap that led to his suspension only helped his career.

Back in 2021, Max Caster rapped his way to the ring as usual but caught a lot of flack for his reference to Simone Biles’ mental health and the Duke lacrosse scandal that saw three members of the lacrosse university team falsely accused of rape.

AEW boss Tony Khan called the rap “horrible” and suspended the star for several weeks as a result of his crass remarks.

But does the former AEW Tag Team and Trios Champion feel any regret about the controversy?

Max Caster Returned To AEW To A “Hero’s Welcome”

Speaking to Chris Van Vliet on his Insight podcast, Max Caster discussed the outrage that emerged following his controversial rap but says it ultimately helped his career:

For a time. But that stopped pretty quickly. Of course, I wasn’t gonna go there again. It wasn’t even that line in that rap. It was the Duke Lacrosse (reference), and that is a whole – to me – grey area because it’s an accusation, but a false accusation. But it’s also referencing something that is very sensitive in the world, which is sexual assault, and I get it, it’s a very touchy subject. Probably shouldn’t have said it but in retrospect, how could I ever regret that? Because when I returned to TV, it was like a hero’s welcome.

So why was I being rewarded for the most horrible thing that anyone’s ever said? We walked out, it was I believe Chicago. And it was a Dark, I want to say 2021. Chicago, one of these shows before the pay-per-view. And we walked out, and it was, yeah, so happy you guys are back.

Caster suggested that during his absence, things hadn’t clicked in the same way for his tag team partner Anthony Bowens but says they’ve helped each other progress as talents:

Anthony had been wrestling singles matches in the time that I was away following that, and you could feel the energy just wasn’t in the room. As great of a wrestler as he is, if he kept going it would have come together and people would get on board. But that’s the yin and yang of us is he’s gonna have the platform to do what he can do as long as I’m there, and vice versa. I think we’ve closed the gap on each other.

He’s become a great interviewer and I’ve become a more outstanding wrestler because I’m trying to focus more on that and not so much on the rap. And we’ve kind of closed the gap, and we’re becoming more one and the same. But it helped, that suspension, that thing that I said the outrage helped my career and Anthony’s career in turn.

Max Caster, Anthony Bowens, and Daddy Ass Billy Gunn lost the AEW Trios Championship to The Bang Bang Gang at Dynasty. The Acclaimed picked up a big win on Collision as the Grizzled Young Vets made their AEW debut.

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