WWE Star Forced To Apologise In Racism Row

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One WWE star tried to pay tribute to a late wrestling legend but it turned into them issuing an apology after they learned more about them.

Ole Anderson formed the Four Horseman group in Jim Crockett Promotions in the eighties alongside Arn Anderson, JJ Dillon, Tully Blanchard, and Ric Flair. Together they run roughshod over rivals such as Dusty Rhodes, Nikolai Volkoff, and Sting. Anderson was eventually thrown out of the group when they welcomed Lex Luger.

WWE led the tributes to Ole Anderson when he passed away aged 81 in February 2024 and aired a graphic paying tribute to the star on its TV shows.

NXT star Brooks Jensen recently wore a t-shirt featuring Anderson on WWE TV and ended up caught in an inadvertent storm.

Ole Anderson was also known for allegations of racism and the use of racist language over the years. Several incidences of this were laid out in an article by The Ringer where his treatment of stars such as Teddy Long, Tony Atlas, and Thunderbolt Patterson was discussed.

WWE Star Apologises For T-Shirt Choice

Jensen’s sartorial choice therefore caused some backlash online and when asked why he felt it was appropriate to wear an Ole Anderson shirt in 2024, Jensen responded on social media revealing that these allegations were news to him:

Livin, learnin, and lovin – thanks guys

I will never support any racism, hate, or bullying. While I respected Ole for his wrestling it was news to me after wearing the tshirt that he was associated with these allegation’s. Ive noticed my “looks” and where I’m from are frequently stigmatized with the underbelly of our society (i.e racists) but this mullet just likes to give love and party. My apologies to anyone who knew the allegations prior and were offended by the shirt. I’m learning and this was noted.