AW Says He Was Released From WWE For Linda McMahon Tweet; Further Details On His Release

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Brian Jossie, formerly known as Abraham Washington in WWE, told the Greenwich Time in a phone interview on Monday he wasn't terminated for his Kobe Bryant rape joke  on live WWE television but rather his Tweet that was in support of Linda McMahon for Senate.

"That's how they show support for their employees who want to support Linda. They fire them. That's complete bull(expletive)," Jossie told the newspaper.

WWE spokesman Brian Flinn rejected Jossie's claims in a statement to the newspaper:

"WWE is a non-partisan organization. Superstars as well as employees are free to support any political party or candidate they choose," Flinn wrote. "Unfortunately, Brian Jossie, playing the character of A.W., was terminated because he continued to exhibit poor judgment by making offensive and inappropriate comments on live television and on social media."

Jane Geddes, vice president of Talent Relations in WWE, told Jossie he committed a major error with his Tweet:

"For some reason they don't want to associate her with anything to do with wrestling because it's in the past," Jossie said of McMahon, the company's former chief executive.

"Vince (McMahon) doesn't want any association with her campaign. They told me it's two totally different entities, which I didn't know. I thought I was doing a good thing."

Jossie told Greenwich Time several hours after he was warned to ceases his Twitter activity, he was informed his three-year contract with WWE was being terminated.

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  • ImAwesome420

    So the man is fired for trying to get his thousands of followers on Twitter to vote for Linda…?

  • Jim P

    Well, that's what he says. I think his (AW's) credibility is pretty well, non-existant at this point though. Mick Foley endorsed Linda, even though he's a Democrat, and they plugged his book on RAW. It doesn't seem to add-up that AW would be fired for his support. It seems more likely that he just doesn't want to admit that he was fired for doing his job poorly.

  • Kevin

    Vote or die may of played a role

  • Logan_Walker

    Who cares about this guy??? His name is “A.W”. The dumbest name ever

    • Chris

      Auther little sister grew up and got ugly.

      • lovemesomeJericho

        Arthur's little sister's name is DW, not AW!

  • 3 words: vote or die

  • Lenny

    Puff daddy – Vote or die motherfo ker!

  • KonyChimel

    Hopefully Linda's opposition will find out about this. If she gets into the Senate, it will be a disaster for the WWE.

    • WNW FAN

      Her "opposition" as you put it would be a disaster for the country.

  • Logan_Walker

    I Can See That… "Sports Entertainment" Supporting Linda gets them fire.. Where's JTG's Tweets