Less than a week after The Atlantic posted an article about WWE’s race problem, Mark Henry & WWE Hall of Famer Koko B. Ware appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss racism in WWE.
They discuss the unique situation of scripted sports entertainment and how that affects who gets pushed and who gets titles, as well as stereotypical gimmicks that have historically been implemented in WWE and the effect it could have on young viewers. In one example, Henry notes that he came up with his “silverback” gimmick, but eventually decided he could not do it because his kids were watching him at home. They also discuss characters such as Kamala and Akeem the African Dream, and analyze reactions from R-Truth and Kane.
The full discussion is available at this link or embedded below: