WWE has released Brian Jossie, who wrestling fans know better as Abraham Washington, effective immediately, most likely thanks to his comment on RAW a few weeks ago which WWE had to apologize for on the air following the first commercial break.
A few weeks ago on RAW, as Titus O’Neil was beating on Kingston, A.W., claimed on his microphone that O’Neil “is like Kobe Bryant in a hotel in Colorado, he’s unstoppable!” The remark was obviously regarding the story from 2003 where NBA Superstar Bryant was accused of sexual assault after having sex with a hotel employee in Colorado. The case was dropped after his accuser refused to testify and a civil suit was later filed and settled out of court.
“AWPromotions is no more ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for your support and hate, it’s been a great run. Now I get to do me which isn’t PG,” Washington wrote on his Twitter account.
His thank you tweet was then followed by some harsh comments towards WWE, claiming that the company turned its back on him. He said he offended the wrong people who taught him how to have attitude and how WWE is not the same anymore.
“Don’t try and be great like the Rock or Stone Cold. Just be normal shut up and be a yes man so you can collect your check and feel like your special. #SELLOUTS,” he added in another tweet.
He apologized for offending anyone with his Kobe remark, reminding everyone that this is entertainment.
“I really do hope Linda wins that election because If not then all of this BS has been for nothing. #GoLinda!! Thank you WWE for creating me and then killing me because I only portrayed what I grew up watching… The #WWE!!”
The 35 year old Jossie has been with the company since 2009, first signing a developmental contract and then moving to ECW later that year before jumping to RAW and Smackdown this year.