WWE Controversial Storylines Involving African-American Superstars

Updated: Mar 21, 2019


WWE may have predetermined fights...

But The Storylines have a real impact on your kids!


WWE has been in business for about 63 years. Over that time period they have become a global market, the standard in sports entertainment and they have amassed a social media following throughout world. Recently, WWE announced that they achieved over 1 billion followers via their social media outlets, however, WWE HAS FAILED to improve their storylines when it pertains to African-American, Asian & Hispanic/Latin Superstars.


Storylines involving African-American Superstars in 2003 and 2019.

WWE HAS FAILED to improve their storylines when it pertains to African-American, Asian & Hispanic/Latin Superstars.

WWE's impact on the world of Pop Culture is undeniable. From the 80's with the "Rock 'n Wrestling" movement to the 90's "Attitude Era" with Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock among others to the 2000's with John Cena. Now with their dominance over social media so whether you watch Sport Entertainment or Not... you are aware of their product.


WWE has only hired about 60 African-American (male and female) Superstars over the companies lifetime and has never had one become the face of the company, i.e. (winning the WWE Title). WWE has had most of their minority talent involved in some of the most stereotypical storylines ever shown on television. In the 80's The WWE gave us the "Junk Yard Dog" came to ring dancing and smiling with chains around neck. Also, a man servant to the Million Dollar man named Virgil who took orders from his master. Even some good Ole Blackface where Roddy Riper painted half of his body with black paint.

Roddy Piper at Wrestlemania in Half Blackface waiting to face his African-American opponent

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