A. W. Apologizes For His Remarks On This Week's Raw; WWE Claims That "Appropriate Action" Has Been Taken

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TMZ has picked up on the situation involving the sexual assault joke made by A. W. during last night's Raw. In the excerpt below, the article explains that, along with the apology from Michael Cole, further action has been taken:

A rep for the WWE has issued a statement to TMZ ... telling us, "A.W. made an inappropriate comment and WWE immediately apologized."

The rep adds, "WWE has taken appropriate action in the matter." It's unclear what kind of "action" the org. has decided to take.

Sources tell us A.W. "felt horrible" after he made the comment ... claimed he simply "got caught up in the moment" ... and realizes the comment could be hurtful to rape victims and their families.

A.W. immediately apologized to WWE honchos, including the McMahon family, and several wrestlers ... and has also vowed to refrain from making similar comments in the future.

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In addition, A. W. had the following to say on his official Twitter account:

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