Abraham Washington made a very dated joke regarding Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant during Kofi Kingston vs. Titus O’Neil on this week’s Raw.
Washington, who is mic’d while at ringside with his “clients,” told the crowd that Titus was “more unstoppable than Kobe Bryant in a Colorado hotel.”
AW was making reference to the sexual assault allegations brought against Bryant in the summer of 2003 where a 19-year-old hotel employee filed a sexual assault complaint. The case was later dropped when the accuser refused to testify . A civil suit was later filed by the woman in which Bryant settled out of court and issued an apology but admitted no guilt.
Michael Cole later apologized for “remarks made by A.W.” but didn’t specifically reference the joke.